Queensland v MCC, MCG, February 5-7, 1933

Larwood too hot to handle

MCC 343 beat Queensland 201 and 81 by an innings and 61 runs

Queensland won the toss and after Levy had been dismissed without a run on the board, Cook and Andrews added 79 for the second wicket. Litster hit well, but could get nobody to stay with him. There was a curious incident during the innings. Oxenham hit a ball into Allen's hands at short leg off Larwood, but on appeal the umpire gave him not out, as he stated that he was unsighted. The other umpire did not give a decision. Bowes bowled well with little luck, while Verity during a long spell maintained a perfect length and flighted the ball well. At the close of play Jardine and Verity had scored 6 without loss.

On the second day nearly all the Englishmen obtained some runs, the best stand being that between Ames and Allen, both of whom hit very freely. Continuing with his score at 44 not out on the third morning, Ames hit so well that he carried his total to 80 before being stumped. Altogether he hit one 6, a straight drive off Gilbert, and eleven fours. Batting again, Queensland lost their first wicket once more without any runs on the hoard, Gough being caught by Allen. Bowling at a splendid pace, Larwood demoralized the Queensland batsmen, although Gamble hit him for 14 in one over. Verity, too, bowled extremely well, keeping a fine length and varying his pace cleverly.