England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 21-25, 1885
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by an innings and 98 runs
21,23,24,25 March 1885 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AC Bannerman c Peel b Ulyett 5 0 0
W Bruce c Briggs b Peel 15 1 0
G Giffen b Ulyett 13 2 0
TP Horan* lbw b Ulyett 0 0 0
SP Jones lbw b Peel 0 0 0
FH Walters b Ulyett 7 1 0
AH Jarvis c †Hunter b Peel 15 1 0
JW Trumble not out 34 4 0
PG McShane c †Hunter b Barnes 9 1 0
TW Garrett c Briggs b Barnes 6 0 0
FR Spofforth b Attewell 50 70 4 1
Extras (b 5, lb 1, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 106 overs) 163 (2.30 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  R Peel 41 26 28 3 1.02
  G Ulyett 23 7 52 4 3.39
  W Barnes 28 12 47 2 2.51
  W Flowers 9 6 9 0 1.50
  W Attewell 5 1 18 1 5.40
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
W Barnes c Horan b Bruce 74 175 8 0
WH Scotton b Bruce 27 4 0
JM Read b Giffen 13 1 0
G Ulyett b Spofforth 1 0 0
A Shrewsbury snr* not out 105 320 10 0
W Bates c Walters b Bruce 61 8 0
W Flowers b Spofforth 16 0 0
J Briggs c Walters b Trumble 43 8 0
W Attewell c Bannerman b Trumble 0 0 0
R Peel b Trumble 0 0 0
J Hunter b Giffen 18 1 0
Extras (b 10, lb 14, nb 4) 28
  Total (all out; 221.3 overs) 386 (2.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  G Giffen 74.3 31 132 2 2.64
  W Bruce 51 13 99 3 2.91
  FR Spofforth 49 21 71 2 2.17
  JW Trumble 28 14 29 3 1.55
  TW Garrett 8 6 12 0 2.25
  PG McShane 3 2 3 0 1.50
  SP Jones 5 2 7 0 2.10
  TP Horan 3 0 5 0 2.50
  Australia 2nd innings R 4s 6s
AC Bannerman c sub (GF Vernon) b Ulyett 2 0 0
TW Garrett b Ulyett 5 1 0
G Giffen c Peel b Ulyett 12 1 0
SP Jones b Peel 17 2 0
TP Horan* b Attewell 20 3 0
W Bruce c Bates b Attewell 35 1 1
JW Trumble lbw b Attewell 10 1 0
FH Walters c Attewell b Flowers 5 1 0
AH Jarvis c Peel b Flowers 1 0 0
FR Spofforth c sub (AH Jarvis) b Flowers 1 0 0
PG McShane not out 12 0 0
Extras (b 5) 5
  Total (all out; 102.1 overs) 125 (1.83 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  R Peel 30 16 37 1 1.85
  G Ulyett 15 7 25 3 2.50
  W Flowers 21 7 34 3 2.42
  W Attewell 36.1 22 24 3 0.99

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 3-2
Test debuts - PG McShane and FH Walters (Australia)
Umpires - GJ Hodges and J Phillips
Close of play
  • Sat, 21 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 44/0 (W Barnes 19*, WH Scotton 21*)
  • Sun, 22 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 23 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 270/5 (A Shrewsbury snr 54*, J Briggs 11*)
  • Tue, 24 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 105/7 (W Bruce 28*, AH Jarvis 1*)
  • Wed, 25 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 125 (102.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • A Shrewsbury became the first Englad captain to score a Test hundred.
    • TW Garrett deputised for umpire Hodges when the latter refused to stand after tea on the third day because of England's complaints about his decisions. JC Allen stood for Phillips on the third and fourth days. McShane played in this Test after umpiring in the previous one.
    • Jarvis was the second Australian substitute fielder after Murdoch to hold a catch for England.
    • W Bates (1) retired hurt on 54* from 214/4 to 324/7
 
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