England [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 19-22, 1883
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by an innings and 27 runs
19,20,22 January 1883 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
RG Barlow b Palmer 14 1 0
CT Studd b Palmer 14 1 0
CFH Leslie run out 54 2 0
AG Steel c McDonnell b Giffen 39 1 0
WW Read c & b Palmer 75 190 8 0
W Barnes b Giffen 32 4 0
EFS Tylecote b Giffen 0 0 0
Hon.IFW Bligh* b Giffen 0 0 0
W Bates c Horan b Palmer 55 95 4 0
GB Studd b Palmer 1 0 0
F Morley not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 3, nb 4) 10
  Total (all out; 183.3 overs) 294 (2.40 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Spofforth 34 11 57 0 2.51
  GE Palmer 66.3 25 103 5 2.31
  G Giffen 49 13 89 4 2.72
  TW Garrett 34 16 35 0 1.54
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
HH Massie b Barlow 43 40 7 0
AC Bannerman b Bates 14 105 0 0
WL Murdoch* not out 19 150 1 0
TP Horan c & b Barnes 3 0 0
PS McDonnell b Bates 3 0 0
G Giffen c & b Bates 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GJ Bonnor c Read b Bates 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
JM Blackham b Barnes 5 0 0
TW Garrett b Bates 10 0 1
GE Palmer b Bates 7 1 0
FR Spofforth b Bates 0 0 0
Extras (b 6, lb 3, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 98.2 overs) 114 (1.73 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CT Studd 4 1 22 0 8.25
  F Morley 23 16 13 0 0.84
  W Barnes 23 7 32 2 2.08
  RG Barlow 22 18 9 1 0.61
  W Bates 26.2 14 28 7 1.58
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R 4s 6s
WL Murdoch* b Bates 17 2 0
AC Bannerman c Bligh b Bates 14 1 0
JM Blackham b Barlow 6 0 0
GJ Bonnor c Morley b Barlow 34 2 3
TP Horan c Morley b Bates 15 1 0
PS McDonnell b Bates 13 1 0
HH Massie c CT Studd b Barlow 10 1 0
G Giffen c Bligh b Bates 19 2 0
TW Garrett c Barnes b Bates 6 0 0
GE Palmer c GB Studd b Bates 4 1 0
FR Spofforth not out 14 3 0
Extras (b 1) 1
  Total (all out; 69 overs) 153 (3.32 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  F Morley 2 0 7 0 5.25
  W Barnes 3 1 4 0 2.00
  RG Barlow 31 6 67 3 3.24
  W Bates 33 14 74 7 3.36

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 1-1
Umpires - EH Elliott and JS Swift
Close of play
  • Fri, 19 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 248/7 (WW Read 51*, W Bates 35*)
  • Sat, 20 Jan - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 28/1 (AC Bannerman 5*, JM Blackham 6*)
  • Sun, 21 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 22 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 153 (69 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • W Bates achieved the first Test hat-trick by an England bowler when he dismissed McDonnell, Giffen and Bonnor in the first innings. He went on to become the first player to score a fifty and take ten or more wickets in the same Test match.
    • This was the first victory by an innings margin in a Test match.
 
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