England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1887
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 71 runs
25,26,28 February, 1 March 1887 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
A Shrewsbury snr* b Turner 9 36 0 0
W Bates c Ferris b Turner 8 23 0 0
JM Read b Turner 11 41 0 0
W Gunn b Turner 9 19 0 0
RG Barlow c Allen b Ferris 34 163 2 0
GA Lohmann b Ferris 2 7 0 0
WH Scotton b Turner 0 9 0 0
J Briggs b Ferris 17 29 3 0
W Flowers c Allen b Ferris 37 86 3 0
R Wood lbw b Ferris 6 24 0 0
M Sherwin not out 4 4 0 0
Extras (b 9, lb 3, nb 2) 14
  Total (all out; 109 overs) 151 (2.07 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JJ Ferris 45 16 71 5 2.36
  CTB Turner 53 29 41 5 1.16
  TW Garrett 6 2 12 0 3.00
  WE Midwinter 3 1 2 0 1.00
  JJ Lyons 2 0 11 0 8.25
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JJ Lyons b Lohmann 11 26 32 1 0 34.37
WF Giffen b Lohmann 2 22 18 0 0 11.11
RC Allen b Lohmann 14 39 38 2 0 36.84
H Moses b Flowers 28 73 78 1 0 35.89
PS McDonnell* c Gunn b Lohmann 10 8 9 2 0 111.11
WE Midwinter b Lohmann 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
JT Cottam b Lohmann 1 8 6 0 0 16.66
CTB Turner c & b Flowers 9 15 17 1 0 52.94
TW Garrett b Lohmann 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
JJ Ferris b Lohmann 1 7 9 0 0 11.11
FJ Burton not out 0 4 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 55.1 overs) 84 (2.28 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GA Lohmann 27.1 12 35 8 1.92
  J Briggs 20 6 34 0 2.55
  W Flowers 8 3 9 2 1.68
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
A Shrewsbury snr* b Turner 6 35 1 0
W Bates b Turner 30 63 2 1
RG Barlow not out 42 209 1 0
JM Read st †Burton b Ferris 2 9 0 0
W Gunn c Cottam b Ferris 10 17 1 0
GA Lohmann b Ferris 6 14 0 0
WH Scotton b Ferris 2 28 0 0
J Briggs b Garrett 16 43 0 0
W Flowers b Turner 18 43 1 0
R Wood b Midwinter 0 9 0 0
M Sherwin b Turner 5 17 1 0
Extras (b 12, lb 5) 17
  Total (all out; 140.1 overs) 154 (1.64 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JJ Ferris 60 33 69 4 1.72
  CTB Turner 64.1 33 52 4 1.21
  TW Garrett 10 6 7 1 1.05
  WE Midwinter 6 3 9 1 2.25
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 222 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
PS McDonnell* c Gunn b Lohmann 35 52 2 0
H Moses st †Sherwin b Bates 33 113 1 1
RC Allen c sub (CTB Turner) b Bates 30 116 1 0
JJ Lyons c Gunn b Bates 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
JT Cottam st †Sherwin b Briggs 3 11 0 0
WF Giffen b Briggs 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
WE Midwinter c †Sherwin b Lohmann 4 8 0 0
CTB Turner c Briggs b Bates 9 29 1 0
TW Garrett c †Sherwin b Briggs 20 48 1 0
JJ Ferris run out 2 10 0 0
FJ Burton not out 2 31 0 0
Extras (b 9, lb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 110 overs) 150 (2.04 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GA Lohmann 40 16 52 2 1.95
  J Briggs 22 9 31 3 2.11
  W Flowers 13 5 17 0 1.96
  W Bates 26 13 26 4 1.50
  RG Barlow 9 2 12 0 2.00

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 2-match series 2-0
Test debuts - RC Allen, FJ Burton, JT Cottam, WF Giffen and JJ Lyons (Australia); R Wood (England)
Umpires - C Bannerman and JS Swift
Close of play
  • Fri, 25 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 128/7 (RG Barlow 24*, W Flowers 37*)
  • Sat, 26 Feb - day 2 - England 2nd innings 73/5 (RG Barlow 10*, WH Scotton 0*)
  • Sun, 27 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 28 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 101/5 (RC Allen 19*, WE Midwinter 4*)
  • Tue, 1 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 150 (110 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • GA Lohmann became the first bowler to take eight wickets in an innings of a Test match.
    • W Gunn both played and deputised as umpire in this match on the final morning when Swift was absent.
    • CTB Turner emulated WL Murdoch and AH Jarvis by holding a catch while substituting for the opposition.
 
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