/usr/cricinfo/database/ARCHIVE/1950S/1958-59/ENG_IN_AUS/ENG_AUS_T1_05-10DEC1958.html 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane, 5-10 Dec 1958

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Test # 460 (464/174)
The Ashes, 1958/59, 1st Test
Australia v England
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
5,6,8,9,10 December 1958 (6-day match)

Result: Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia leads the 5-Test series 1-0

Toss: England
Umpires: C Hoy and MJ McInnes
Test Debuts: NC O'Neill (Aus).

Balls per over: 8

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: England 134, Australia 8/0 (McDonald 5*, Burke 3*)
  • Day 2: Australia 156/6 (Benaud 15*, Davidson 7*)
  • Day 3: Australia 186, England 92/2 (Bailey 27*, Graveney 33*)
  • Day 4: England 198
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    PE Richardson         c Mackay           b Davidson            11  31  28  1 0
    CA Milton                                b Meckiff              5  26  18  1 0
    TW Graveney           c Grout            b Davidson            19  99  85  1 0
    *PBH May              c Grout            b Meckiff             26 122  97  2 0
    MC Cowdrey            c Kline            b Meckiff             13  43  42  2 0
    TE Bailey             st Grout           b Benaud              27 121 116  2 0
    +TG Evans             c Burge            b Davidson             4  19  22  1 0
    GAR Lock              c Davidson         b Benaud               5  36  30  1 0
    JC Laker              c Burke            b Benaud              13  25  24  1 0
    JB Statham            c Grout            b Mackay               2   9   8  0 0
    PJ Loader             not out                                   6  12   8  1 0
    Extras                (lb 1, w 1, nb 1)                         3
    Total                 (all out, 59.4 overs)                   134
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Milton), 2-16 (Richardson), 3-62 (Graveney),
         4-75 (May), 5-79 (Cowdrey), 6-83 (Evans), 7-92 (Lock),
         8-112 (Laker), 9-116 (Statham), 10-134 (Bailey).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Davidson                    16      4     36      3
    Meckiff                     17      5     33      3
    Mackay                       8      1     16      1
    Benaud                      18.4    9     46      3
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    CC McDonald           c Graveney         b Bailey              42 120  80  6 0
    JW Burke              c Evans            b Loader              20 102  81  2 0
    RN Harvey             lbw                b Loader              14  58  40  0 0
    NC O'Neill            c Graveney         b Bailey              34 151 112  2 0
    PJP Burge             c Cowdrey          b Bailey               2  19  12  0 0
    KD Mackay             c Evans            b Laker               16  63  65  3 0
    *R Benaud             lbw                b Loader              16  81  58  1 0
    AK Davidson           lbw                b Laker               25 120  94  3 0
    +ATW Grout                               b Statham              2  18  15  0 0
    I Meckiff                                b Loader               5  16   7  0 0
    LF Kline              not out                                   4  35  21  0 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 1, nb 1)                         6
    Total                 (all out, 72.1 overs)                   186
    
    FoW: 1-55 (Burke), 2-65 (McDonald), 3-88 (Harvey), 4-94 (Burge),
         5-122 (Mackay), 6-136 (O'Neill), 7-162 (Benaud),
         8-165 (Grout), 9-178 (Meckiff), 10-186 (Davidson).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Statham                     20      2     57      1
    Loader                      19      4     56      4
    Bailey                      13      2     35      3
    Laker                       10.1    3     15      2
    Lock                        10      4     17      0
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    PE Richardson                        c & b Benaud               8  50  43  1 0
    CA Milton             c Grout            b Davidson            17  71  61  2 0
    TE Bailey                                b Mackay              68 458 427  4 0
    TW Graveney           run out                                  36 163 169  3 0
    *PBH May              lbw                b Benaud               4   9  12  1 0
    MC Cowdrey            c Kline            b Meckiff             28 149 138  2 0
    +TG Evans             lbw                b Davidson             4  21  21  0 0
    GAR Lock                                 b Meckiff              1  37  34  0 0
    JC Laker                                 b Benaud              15  33  34  2 0
    JB Statham            c McDonald         b Benaud               3  14  13  0 0
    PJ Loader             not out                                   0   2   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 10, lb 4)                             14
    Total                 (all out, 119.2 overs)                  198
    
    FoW: 1-28 (Richardson), 2-34 (Milton), 3-96 (Graveney),
         4-102 (May), 5-153 (Cowdrey), 6-161 (Evans), 7-169 (Lock),
         8-190 (Laker), 9-198 (Bailey), 10-198 (Statham).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Davidson                    28     12     30      2
    Meckiff                     19      7     30      2
    Mackay                       9      6      7      1
    Benaud                      39.2   10     66      4
    Kline                       14      4     34      0
    Burke                       10      5     17      0
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 147 runs)                        R   M   B  4 6
    CC McDonald           c Statham          b Laker               15  51  50  1 0
    JW Burke              not out                                  28 250 173  1 0
    RN Harvey             c Milton           b Lock                23  84  76  1 0
    NC O'Neill            not out                                  71 113 122  7 0
    Extras                (b 2, lb 3, nb 5)                        10
    Total                 (2 wickets, 51.7 overs)                 147
    
    DNB: PJP Burge, KD Mackay, *R Benaud, AK Davidson, +ATW Grout,
         I Meckiff, LF Kline.
    
    FoW: 1-20 (McDonald), 2-58 (Harvey).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Statham                      6      1     13      0
    Loader                       9      1     27      0
    Bailey                       5      1     21      0
    Laker                       17      3     39      1
    Lock                        14.7    5     37      1
    


  • Tour Index

    Team Pages: Australia, England.

    Ground Page: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

    England Player Pages: PE Richardson, CA Milton, TW Graveney, PBH May, MC Cowdrey, TE Bailey, TG Evans, GAR Lock, JC Laker, JB Statham, PJ Loader.

    Australia Player Pages: CC McDonald, JW Burke, RN Harvey, NC O'Neill, PJP Burge, KD Mackay, R Benaud, AK Davidson, ATW Grout, I Meckiff, LF Kline.

    Match Officials' Pages: C Hoy, MJ McInnes.

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