England tour of Australia, 1954/55 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by 5 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c May b Appleyard 48 168 5 0
AR Morris c †Evans b Tyson 25 110 1 0
JW Burke c May b Tyson 18 81 1 0
RN Harvey c Edrich b Bailey 25 62 3 0
KR Miller c Bailey b Appleyard 44 149 4 0
R Benaud c May b Appleyard 15 104 2 0
LV Maddocks run out 69 169 7 0
RG Archer c May b Tyson 21 37 3 1
AK Davidson c †Evans b Bailey 5 17 0 0
IWG Johnson* c Statham b Bailey 41 94 5 0
WA Johnston not out 0 1 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 7, nb 2) 12
Total (all out; 99.1 overs) 323 (2.44 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-59 (Morris), 2-86 (McDonald), 3-115 (Burke), 4-129 (Harvey), 5-175 (Benaud), 6-182 (Miller), 7-212 (Archer), 8-229 (Davidson), 9-321 (Johnson), 10-323 (Maddocks)
Bowling O M R W Econ
FH Tyson 26.1 4 85 3 2.44
JB Statham 19 4 70 0 2.76
TE Bailey 12 3 39 3 2.43
R Appleyard 23 7 58 3 1.89
JH Wardle 19 5 59 0 2.32
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c Davidson b Johnston 80 270 5 0
WJ Edrich b Johnson 21 92 2 0
PBH May c Archer b Benaud 1 9 0 0
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Davidson 79 296 9 0
DCS Compton lbw b Miller 44 124 5 0
TE Bailey c Davidson b Johnston 38 145 2 0
TG Evans c †Maddocks b Benaud 37 36 5 0
JH Wardle c & b Johnson 23 67 2 1
FH Tyson c Burke b Benaud 1 22 0 0
R Appleyard not out 10 18 2 0
JB Statham c †Maddocks b Benaud 0 7 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 4) 7
Total (all out; 140.6 overs) 341 (1.81 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-60 (Edrich), 2-63 (May), 3-162 (Hutton), 4-232 (Compton), 5-232 (Cowdrey), 6-283 (Evans), 7-321 (Wardle), 8-323 (Tyson), 9-336 (Bailey), 10-341 (Statham)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KR Miller 11 4 34 1 2.31
RG Archer 3 0 12 0 3.00
IWG Johnson 36 17 46 2 0.95
AK Davidson 25 8 55 1 1.65
WA Johnston 27 11 60 2 1.66
R Benaud 36.6 6 120 4 2.44
JW Burke 2 0 7 0 2.62
Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald b Statham 29 126 1 0
AR Morris c & b Appleyard 16 29 1 0
JW Burke b Appleyard 5 27 1 0
RN Harvey b Appleyard 7 21 0 0
KR Miller b Statham 14 47 1 0
LV Maddocks lbw b Statham 2 28 0 0
R Benaud lbw b Tyson 1 5 0 0
RG Archer c †Evans b Tyson 3 17 0 0
AK Davidson lbw b Wardle 23 76 1 0
WA Johnston c Appleyard b Tyson 3 35 0 0
IWG Johnson* not out 3 31 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
Total (all out; 43.2 overs) 111 (1.92 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-24 (Morris), 2-40 (Burke), 3-54 (Harvey), 4-69 (McDonald), 5-76 (Miller), 6-77 (Benaud), 7-79 (Maddocks), 8-83 (Archer), 9-101 (Johnston), 10-111 (Davidson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
FH Tyson 15 2 47 3 2.35
JB Statham 12 1 38 3 2.37
R Appleyard 12 7 13 3 0.81
JH Wardle 4.2 1 8 1 1.41
England 2nd innings (target: 94 runs) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c Davidson b Miller 5 11 0 0
WJ Edrich b Miller 0 2 0 0
PBH May c Miller b Johnston 26 71 2 0
MC Cowdrey c Archer b Miller 4 9 1 0
DCS Compton not out 34 115 1 0
TE Bailey lbw b Johnston 15 57 2 0
TG Evans not out 6 3 1 0
Extras (b 3, lb 4) 7
Total (5 wickets; 30.4 overs) 97 (2.38 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat JH Wardle, FH Tyson, R Appleyard, JB Statham
Fall of wickets 1-3 (Edrich), 2-10 (Hutton), 3-18 (Cowdrey), 4-49 (May), 5-90 (Bailey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KR Miller 10.4 2 40 3 2.85
RG Archer 4 0 13 0 2.43
AK Davidson 2 0 7 0 2.62
WA Johnston 8 2 20 2 1.87
R Benaud 6 2 10 0 1.25
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series England led the 5-match series 3-1
Umpires MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
Fri, 28 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 161/4 (KR Miller 26*, R Benaud 11*)
Sat, 29 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 57/0 (L Hutton 34*, WJ Edrich 21*)
Sun, 30 Jan - rest day
Mon, 31 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 230/3 (MC Cowdrey 77*, DCS Compton 44*)
Tue, 1 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 69/3 (CC McDonald 29*, KR Miller 12*)
Wed, 2 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 97/5 (30.4 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 25-Mar 3, 1955
Match drawn
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 28-Feb 2, 1955
England won by 5 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1954 - Jan 5, 1955
England won by 128 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Dec 17-22, 1954
England won by 38 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954
Australia won by an innings and 154 runs
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Feb 7, 1955

England captain Len Hutton showing his pleasure after the five wicket win over Australia in the 4th Test at Adelaide, February 7, 1955

England captain Len Hutton showing his pleasure after the five wicket win over Australia in the 4th Test at Adelaide

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Feb 1, 1955

Alan Davidson plays and misses off John Wardle, Australia v England, 4th Test, Adelaide, 4th day, February 1, 1955

Alan Davidson plays and misses off John Wardle

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