Australia tour of England, 1st Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 1-3, 1899
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
1,2,3 June 1899 (3-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R 4s 6s
J Darling* b Hearne 47 0
FA Iredale c Hayward b Hearne 6 0
MA Noble b Rhodes 41 0
SE Gregory b Hirst 48 0
C Hill run out 52 0
VT Trumper b Hearne 0 0 0
JJ Kelly c Hirst b Hearne 26 0
FJ Laver b Rhodes 3 0 0
WP Howell c Hayward b Rhodes 0 0 0
H Trumble not out 16 0
E Jones c Fry b Rhodes 4 0
Extras (b 8, lb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 152.2 overs) 252 (1.98 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Rhodes 35.2 13 58 4 1.96
  JT Hearne 59 28 71 4 1.44
  WG Grace 20 8 31 0 1.86
  GH Hirst 24 9 42 1 2.10
  FS Jackson 11 3 27 0 2.94
  TW Hayward 3 0 14 0 5.60
  England 1st innings R 4s 6s
WG Grace* c †Kelly b Noble 28 0
CB Fry b Jones 50 4 0
FS Jackson c Darling b Noble 8 0
W Gunn b Jones 14 0
KS Ranjitsinhji b Jones 42 0
TW Hayward run out 0 0 0
JT Tyldesley c Laver b Howell 22 0
W Storer b Jones 4 0
GH Hirst b Howell 6 0
W Rhodes c †Kelly b Jones 6 0
JT Hearne not out 4 0
Extras (lb 3, nb 6) 9
  Total (all out; 90.4 overs) 193 (2.55 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  E Jones 33 6 88 5 3.20
  WP Howell 28.4 12 43 2 1.79
  H Trumble 13 7 17 0 1.56
  MA Noble 16 4 36 2 2.70
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
J Darling* b Rhodes 14 0
MA Noble lbw b Rhodes 45 0
C Hill c Grace b Jackson 80 160 7 0
FA Iredale run out 20 0
VT Trumper b Jackson 11 0
E Jones c Ranjitsinhji b Hearne 3 0 0
FJ Laver b Jackson 3 0 0
H Trumble c Ranjitsinhji b Rhodes 38 0
JJ Kelly not out 11 0
WP Howell not out 4 0
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (8 wickets dec; 94 overs) 230 (2.93 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Rhodes 20 3 60 3 3.60
  JT Hearne 29 10 70 1 2.89
  WG Grace 2 0 6 0 3.60
  GH Hirst 11 4 20 0 2.18
  FS Jackson 26 8 57 3 2.63
  TW Hayward 6 2 16 0 3.20
  England 2nd innings (target: 290 runs) R M 4s 6s
WG Grace* b Howell 1 0 0
CB Fry c Jones b Trumble 9 0
FS Jackson b Howell 0 0 0
W Gunn b Jones 3 0 0
KS Ranjitsinhji not out 93 165 11 0
TW Hayward b Trumble 28 0
JT Tyldesley c †Kelly b Trumble 10 0
W Storer lbw b Jones 3 0 0
Extras (b 5, w 1, nb 2) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 99 overs) 155 (1.87 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  E Jones 22 9 31 2 1.69
  WP Howell 37 18 54 2 1.75
  H Trumble 29 16 39 3 1.61
  MA Noble 11 5 23 0 2.50

Match details


Balls per over 5
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - FJ Laver and VT Trumper (Australia); W Rhodes (England)
Umpires - RG Barlow and VA Titchmarsh
Close of play
  • Thu, 1 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 238/8 (FJ Laver 0*, H Trumble 9*)
  • Fri, 2 Jun - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 93/1 (MA Noble 38*, C Hill 41*)
  • Sat, 3 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 155/7 (99 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • The first five-match rubber in England began with the first Test ever staged at Nottingham.
    • WG Grace, playing his last Test was 50 years and 320 days old when the match ended; only W Rhodes played Test cricket at a greater age, and by coincidence, he was making his debut in Grace's last match.
 
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