England tour of Australia, 1958/59 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 8 wickets

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson c Mackay b Davidson 11 31 28 1 0 39.28
CA Milton b Meckiff 5 26 18 1 0 27.77
TW Graveney c †Grout b Davidson 19 99 85 1 0 22.35
PBH May* c †Grout b Meckiff 26 122 97 2 0 26.80
MC Cowdrey c Kline b Meckiff 13 43 42 2 0 30.95
TE Bailey st †Grout b Benaud 27 121 116 2 0 23.27
TG Evans c Burge b Davidson 4 19 22 1 0 18.18
GAR Lock c Davidson b Benaud 5 36 30 1 0 16.66
JC Laker c Burke b Benaud 13 25 24 1 0 54.16
JB Statham c †Grout b Mackay 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
PJ Loader not out 6 12 8 1 0 75.00
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 3
Total (all out; 59.4 overs) 134 (1.68 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-16 (Milton), 2-16 (Richardson), 3-62 (Graveney), 4-75 (May), 5-79 (Cowdrey), 6-83 (Evans), 7-92 (Lock), 8-112 (Laker), 9-116 (Statham), 10-134 (Bailey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AK Davidson 16 4 36 3 1.68
I Meckiff 17 5 33 3 1.45
KD Mackay 8 1 16 1 1.50
R Benaud 18.4 9 46 3 1.86
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald c Graveney b Bailey 42 120 80 6 0 52.50
JW Burke c †Evans b Loader 20 102 81 2 0 24.69
RN Harvey lbw b Loader 14 58 40 0 0 35.00
NC O'Neill c Graveney b Bailey 34 151 112 2 0 30.35
PJP Burge c Cowdrey b Bailey 2 19 12 0 0 16.66
KD Mackay c †Evans b Laker 16 63 65 3 0 24.61
R Benaud* lbw b Loader 16 81 58 1 0 27.58
AK Davidson lbw b Laker 25 120 94 3 0 26.59
ATW Grout b Statham 2 18 15 0 0 13.33
I Meckiff b Loader 5 16 7 0 0 71.42
LF Kline not out 4 35 21 0 0 19.04
Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 1) 6
Total (all out; 72.1 overs) 186 (1.93 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-55 (Burke), 2-65 (McDonald), 3-88 (Harvey), 4-94 (Burge), 5-122 (Mackay), 6-136 (O'Neill), 7-162 (Benaud), 8-165 (Grout), 9-178 (Meckiff), 10-186 (Davidson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 20 2 57 1 2.13
PJ Loader 19 4 56 4 2.21
TE Bailey 13 2 35 3 2.01
JC Laker 10.1 3 15 2 1.11
GAR Lock 10 4 17 0 1.27
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson c & b Benaud 8 50 43 1 0 18.60
CA Milton c †Grout b Davidson 17 71 61 2 0 27.86
TE Bailey b Mackay 68 458 427 4 0 15.92
TW Graveney run out 36 163 169 3 0 21.30
PBH May* lbw b Benaud 4 9 12 1 0 33.33
MC Cowdrey c Kline b Meckiff 28 149 138 2 0 20.28
TG Evans lbw b Davidson 4 21 21 0 0 19.04
GAR Lock b Meckiff 1 37 34 0 0 2.94
JC Laker b Benaud 15 33 34 2 0 44.11
JB Statham c McDonald b Benaud 3 14 13 0 0 23.07
PJ Loader not out 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 10, lb 4) 14
Total (all out; 119.2 overs) 198 (1.24 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Richardson), 2-34 (Milton), 3-96 (Graveney), 4-102 (May), 5-153 (Cowdrey), 6-161 (Evans), 7-169 (Lock), 8-190 (Laker), 9-198 (Bailey), 10-198 (Statham)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AK Davidson 28 12 30 2 0.80
I Meckiff 19 7 30 2 1.18
KD Mackay 9 6 7 1 0.58
R Benaud 39.2 10 66 4 1.26
LF Kline 14 4 34 0 1.82
JW Burke 10 5 17 0 1.27
Australia 2nd innings (target: 147 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald c Statham b Laker 15 51 50 1 0 30.00
JW Burke not out 28 250 173 1 0 16.18
RN Harvey c Milton b Lock 23 84 76 1 0 30.26
NC O'Neill not out 71 113 122 7 0 58.19
Extras (b 2, lb 3, nb 5) 10
Total (2 wickets; 51.7 overs) 147 (2.12 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat PJP Burge, KD Mackay, R Benaud*, AK Davidson, ATW Grout, I Meckiff, LF Kline
Fall of wickets 1-20 (McDonald), 2-58 (Harvey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 6 1 13 0 1.62
PJ Loader 9 1 27 0 2.25
TE Bailey 5 1 21 0 3.15
JC Laker 17 3 39 1 1.72
GAR Lock 14.7 5 37 1 1.86
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut NC O'Neill (Australia)
Umpires C Hoy and MJ McInnes
Close of play
Fri, 5 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 8/0 (CC McDonald 5*, JW Burke 3*)
Sat, 6 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 156/6 (R Benaud 15*, AK Davidson 7*)
Sun, 7 Dec - rest day
Mon, 8 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 92/2 (TE Bailey 27*, TW Graveney 33*)
Tue, 9 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 198
Wed, 10 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 147/2 (51.7 ov) - end of match
 
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Dec 6, 1958

The morning after a wretched collapse, The Daily Mirror, December 6, 1958

The morning after a wretched collapse

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