Australia tour of England, 3rd Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 11-13, 1884
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
11,12,13 August 1884 (3-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Bannerman c Read b Peate 4 8 1 0 50.00
PS McDonnell c Ulyett b Peate 103 168 14 0 61.30
WL Murdoch* c Peate b Barnes 211 490 525 24 0 40.19
HJH Scott c †Lyttelton b Barnes 102 210 216 15 0 47.22
G Giffen c Steel b Ulyett 32 94 2 0 34.04
GJ Bonnor c Read b Grace 8 29 0 0 27.58
WE Midwinter c †Grace b Lyttelton 30 94 4 0 31.91
JM Blackham lbw b Lyttelton 31 65 3 0 47.69
GE Palmer not out 8 31 0 0 25.80
FR Spofforth b Lyttelton 4 9 1 0 44.44
HF Boyle c Harris b Lyttelton 1 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 7, lb 10) 17
  Total (all out; 311 overs) 551 (2.65 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  E Peate 63 25 99 2 2.35
  G Ulyett 56 24 96 1 2.57
  AG Steel 34 7 71 0 3.13
  W Barnes 52 25 81 2 2.33
  RG Barlow 50 22 72 0 2.16
  WG Grace 24 14 23 1 1.43
  WW Read 7 0 36 0 7.71
  WH Scotton 5 1 20 0 6.00
  Lord Harris 5 1 15 0 4.50
  Hon.A Lyttelton 12 5 19 4 2.37
  A Shrewsbury snr 3 2 2 0 1.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WG Grace run out 19 32 3 0 59.37
WH Scotton c Scott b Giffen 90 340 375 9 0 24.00
W Barnes c Midwinter b Spofforth 19 31 2 0 61.29
A Shrewsbury snr c †Blackham b Midwinter 10 33 2 0 30.30
AG Steel lbw b Palmer 31 73 3 0 42.46
G Ulyett c Bannerman b Palmer 10 31 0 0 32.25
RG Barlow c Murdoch b Palmer 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lord Harris* lbw b Palmer 14 35 1 0 40.00
Hon.A Lyttelton b Spofforth 8 27 0 0 29.62
WW Read b Boyle 117 120 155 20 0 75.48
E Peate not out 4 2 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 8, lb 7, w 6, nb 3) 24
  Total (all out; 198 overs) 346 (2.62 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GJ Bonnor 13 4 33 0 3.80
  GE Palmer 54 19 90 4 2.50
  FR Spofforth 58 31 81 2 2.09
  HF Boyle 13 7 24 1 2.76
  WE Midwinter 31 16 41 1 1.98
  G Giffen 26 13 36 1 2.07
  HJH Scott 3 0 17 0 8.50
  England 2nd innings (following on) R B 4s 6s SR
RG Barlow not out 21 46 2 0 45.65
Hon.A Lyttelton b Boyle 17 13 1 0 130.76
A Shrewsbury snr c Scott b Giffen 37 33 8 0 112.12
Lord Harris* not out 6 12 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 3, lb 1) 4
  Total (2 wickets; 26 overs) 85 (4.90 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GE Palmer 2 1 2 0 1.50
  FR Spofforth 6 2 14 0 3.50
  HF Boyle 8 1 32 1 6.00
  WE Midwinter 3 0 15 0 7.50
  G Giffen 7 1 18 1 3.85

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 3-match series 1-0
Umpires - FH Farrands and CK Pullin
Close of play
  • Mon, 11 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 363/2 (WL Murdoch 145*, HJH Scott 101*)
  • Tue, 12 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 71/2 (WH Scotton 21*, A Shrewsbury snr 6*)
  • Wed, 13 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 85/2 (26 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • WL Murdoch scored the first double-century in Test cricket. His stand with Scott of 207 was a Test record for any wicket.
    • WW Read reached his hundred in 113 minutes with 36 scoring strokes.
    • For the first time in Test cricket all eleven players bowled during Australia's innings, Grace keeping wicket while Lyttelton took four wickets with lobs.
    • Declarations were not permitted until 1889.
 
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