England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 7-11, 1908
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 308 runs
7,8,10,11 February 1908 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Noble* b Crawford 48 111 4 0
VT Trumper c Crawford b Fielder 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
C Hill b Barnes 7 20 0 0
PA McAlister c Jones b Fielder 37 107 127 3 0 29.13
SE Gregory c Fielder b Crawford 10 25 1 0
WW Armstrong b Crawford 32 115 72 4 1 44.44
VS Ransford c Braund b Fielder 51 90 84 6 0 60.71
CG Macartney c Hardstaff b Fielder 12 30 3 0
H Carter c & b Crawford 2 20 0 0
JDA O'Connor c Fielder b Crawford 2 24 0 0
JV Saunders not out 1 3 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 10, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 85.5 overs) 214 (2.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Fielder 22 3 54 4 2.45
  SF Barnes 23 11 37 1 1.60
  LC Braund 12 3 42 0 3.50
  JN Crawford 23.5 3 48 5 2.01
  W Rhodes 5 0 21 0 4.20
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs b Noble 57 80 78 10 0 73.07
G Gunn c & b Saunders 13 57 0 0
J Hardstaff snr c †Carter b O'Connor 8 10 1 0
KL Hutchings b Saunders 8 13 0 0
LC Braund run out 4 15 0 0
W Rhodes c McAlister b Saunders 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
JN Crawford b Saunders 1 6 0 0
AO Jones* b Noble 3 10 0 0
SF Barnes c O'Connor b Noble 3 15 0 0
J Humphries not out 3 20 0 0
A Fielder st †Carter b Saunders 1 3 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 1) 4
  Total (all out; 34.2 overs) 105 (3.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JDA O'Connor 6 1 40 1 6.66
  WW Armstrong 1 0 4 0 4.00
  CG Macartney 6 1 18 0 3.00
  JV Saunders 15.2 8 28 5 1.82
  MA Noble 6 0 11 3 1.83
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Noble* b Crawford 10 25 2 0
VT Trumper b Crawford 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
C Hill run out 25 80 0 0
PA McAlister c †Humphries b Fielder 4 10 0 0
SE Gregory lbw b Fielder 29 60 3 0
WW Armstrong not out 133 289 14 2
VS Ransford c †Humphries b Rhodes 54 106 3 0
CG Macartney c Gunn b Crawford 29 34 2 0
H Carter c Braund b Fielder 66 82 11 0
JDA O'Connor c †Humphries b Barnes 18 45 0
JV Saunders c Jones b Fielder 2 15 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 2, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 124 overs) 385 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Fielder 31 2 91 4 2.93
  SF Barnes 35 13 69 1 1.97
  LC Braund 7 0 48 0 6.85
  JN Crawford 25 5 72 3 2.88
  W Rhodes 24 5 66 1 2.75
  KL Hutchings 2 0 24 0 12.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 495 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c & b Saunders 0 8 0 0
G Gunn b Saunders 43 157 2 0
J Hardstaff snr c †Carter b Saunders 39 60 3 0
KL Hutchings b Noble 3 10 0 0
LC Braund b Macartney 10 15 0
W Rhodes c †Carter b O'Connor 2 10 0 0
JN Crawford c †Carter b O'Connor 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AO Jones* c Saunders b O'Connor 31 45 2 0
SF Barnes not out 22 44 0
J Humphries c †Carter b Saunders 11 15 0
A Fielder b Armstrong 20 32 0
Extras (lb 4, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 68.1 overs) 186 (2.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JDA O'Connor 21 3 58 3 2.76
  WW Armstrong 3.1 0 18 1 5.68
  CG Macartney 6 1 15 1 2.50
  JV Saunders 26 2 76 4 2.92
  MA Noble 12 6 14 1 1.16

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-1
Umpires - P Argall and RM Crockett
Close of play
  • Fri, 7 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 9/0 (JB Hobbs 9*, G Gunn 0*)
  • Sat, 8 Feb - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 49/3 (C Hill 18*, SE Gregory 13*)
  • Sun, 9 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 10 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 358/8 (WW Armstrong 114*, JDA O'Connor 12*)
  • Tue, 11 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 186 (68.1 ov) - end of match
 
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