England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882
Match drawn (by agreement)
31 December 1881, 2,3,4 January 1882 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
RG Barlow c Bannerman b Palmer 0 4 0 0
G Ulyett c McDonnell b Cooper 87 135 6 1
J Selby run out 55 140 2 0
W Bates c Giffen b Boyle 58 7 0
A Shrewsbury snr c †Blackham b Evans 11 1 0
WE Midwinter b Evans 36 4 0
T Emmett b Evans 5 0 0
WH Scotton run out 21 0 0
A Shaw* c Boyle b Cooper 5 0 0
R Pilling c Giffen b Cooper 5 0 0
E Peate not out 4 1 0
Extras (lb 6, nb 1) 7
  Total (all out; 170.2 overs) 294 (2.58 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GE Palmer 36 9 73 1 3.04
  E Evans 71 35 81 3 1.71
  WH Cooper 32.2 8 80 3 3.69
  HF Boyle 18 9 18 1 1.50
  G Giffen 3 0 12 0 6.00
  AC Bannerman 10 3 23 0 3.45
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
HH Massie st †Pilling b Midwinter 2 0 0
AC Bannerman b Ulyett 38 1 0
WL Murdoch* b Ulyett 39 3 0
PS McDonnell b Midwinter 19 2 0
TP Horan run out 124 250 6 0
G Giffen b Emmett 30 150 1 0
JM Blackham b Emmett 2 0 0
GE Palmer c †Pilling b Bates 34 3 0
E Evans b Bates 3 0 0
HF Boyle not out 4 0 0
WH Cooper st †Pilling b Peate 7 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 11, w 3) 18
  Total (all out; 237 overs) 320 (2.02 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  E Peate 59 24 64 1 1.62
  WE Midwinter 39 21 50 2 1.92
  W Bates 41 20 43 2 1.57
  T Emmett 35 12 61 2 2.61
  G Ulyett 20 5 41 2 3.07
  RG Barlow 23 13 22 0 1.43
  A Shaw 20 11 21 0 1.57
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
RG Barlow st †Blackham b Palmer 33 1 0
G Ulyett st †Blackham b Cooper 23 3 0
J Selby c Boyle b Cooper 70 165 5 0
W Bates c Bannerman b Cooper 47 2 0
A Shrewsbury snr b Cooper 16 0 0
WE Midwinter c Massie b Cooper 4 1 0
T Emmett b Cooper 6 1 0
WH Scotton not out 50 3 0
A Shaw* c Cooper b Boyle 40 3 0
R Pilling b Palmer 3 0 0
E Peate run out 2 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 2, nb 5) 14
  Total (all out; 229.3 overs) 308 (2.01 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GE Palmer 77 19 77 2 1.50
  E Evans 73 45 63 0 1.29
  WH Cooper 61 19 120 6 2.95
  HF Boyle 14.3 6 19 1 1.93
  PS McDonnell 4 1 15 0 5.62
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 283 runs) R 4s 6s
JM Blackham b Bates 25 2 0
AC Bannerman b Ulyett 8 1 0
TP Horan c Emmett b Bates 26 4 0
WL Murdoch* not out 22 3 0
PS McDonnell not out 33 4 1
Extras (b 9, lb 3, w 1) 13
  Total (3 wickets; 55 overs) 127 (3.46 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  E Peate 11 5 22 0 3.00
  W Bates 13 3 43 2 4.96
  T Emmett 16 11 19 0 1.78
  G Ulyett 15 3 30 1 3.00

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 4-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - WH Cooper, E Evans, G Giffen and HH Massie (Australia); RG Barlow, W Bates, E Peate, R Pilling, WH Scotton and A Shrewsbury snr (England)
Umpires - James Lillywhite jnr (England) and JS Swift
Close of play
  • Sat, 31 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 294
  • Sun, 1 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 2 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 277/6 (TP Horan 106*, GE Palmer 23*)
  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 238/7 (WH Scotton 13*, A Shaw 14*)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 127/3 (55 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • WE Midwinter made his debut for England having played for Australia in the first two Test matches.
 
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