England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 21-27, 1908
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by 49 runs
21,22,24,25,26,27 February 1908 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Noble* b Barnes 35 55 5 0
CG Macartney c Crawford b Barnes 1 8 0 0
JDA O'Connor c †Young b Crawford 9 39 2 0
SE Gregory c & b Barnes 44 101 5 0
C Hill c Hutchings b Barnes 12 18 1 0
WW Armstrong c & b Crawford 3 11 0 0
VT Trumper c Braund b Barnes 10 17 1 0
VS Ransford c Gunn b Barnes 11 22 1 0
MJ Hartigan c & b Crawford 1 4 0 0
H Carter not out 1 17 0 0
JV Saunders c †Young b Barnes 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 9, lb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 50.4 overs) 137 (2.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  SF Barnes 22.4 6 60 7 2.64
  W Rhodes 10 5 15 0 1.50
  JN Crawford 18 4 52 3 2.88
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs b Saunders 72 143 7 0
FL Fane b Noble 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
G Gunn not out 122 287 7 1
KL Hutchings run out 13 18 2 0
J Hardstaff snr c O'Connor b Saunders 17 21 4 0
JN Crawford c Hill b Saunders 6 8 1 0
LC Braund st †Carter b Macartney 31 46 5 0
W Rhodes c Noble b Armstrong 10 19 1 0
RA Young st †Carter b Macartney 0 1 0 0
AO Jones* b Macartney 0 5 0 0
SF Barnes run out 1 10 0 0
Extras (b 6, lb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 96.1 overs) 281 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MA Noble 28 9 62 1 2.21
  JV Saunders 35 5 114 3 3.25
  JDA O'Connor 6 0 23 0 3.83
  CG Macartney 15.1 3 44 3 2.90
  WW Armstrong 12 2 29 1 2.41
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Noble* lbw b Rhodes 34 77 3 0
JDA O'Connor b Barnes 6 23 0 0
VT Trumper c Gunn b Rhodes 166 241 18 0
SE Gregory b Crawford 56 85 3 0
CG Macartney c Jones b Crawford 12 20 0
C Hill c †Young b Crawford 44 112 4 0
WW Armstrong c Gunn b Crawford 32 58 4 0
VS Ransford not out 21 58 1 0
MJ Hartigan b Crawford 5 5 1 0
H Carter c Hobbs b Rhodes 22 14 4 0
JV Saunders c †Young b Rhodes 0 10 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 21, lb 3) 24
  Total (all out; 127.4 overs) 422 (3.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  SF Barnes 27 6 78 1 2.88
  W Rhodes 37.4 7 102 4 2.70
  JN Crawford 36 10 141 5 3.91
  LC Braund 20 3 64 0 3.20
  JB Hobbs 7 3 13 0 1.85
  England 2nd innings (target: 279 runs) R M 4s 6s
JB Hobbs c Gregory b Saunders 13 26 0 0
FL Fane b Noble 46 134 4 0
G Gunn b Macartney 0 8 0 0
KL Hutchings b Macartney 2 5 0 0
J Hardstaff snr b Saunders 8 31 1 0
LC Braund c Noble b Saunders 0 15 0 0
W Rhodes b Noble 69 160 4 0
RA Young c O'Connor b Saunders 11 37 1 0
AO Jones* b Armstrong 34 54 4 0
JN Crawford not out 24 55 3 0
SF Barnes b Saunders 11 30 2 0
Extras (b 5, lb 6) 11
  Total (all out; 105.1 overs) 229 (2.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MA Noble 24 6 56 2 2.33
  JV Saunders 35.1 5 82 5 2.33
  JDA O'Connor 13 3 29 0 2.23
  CG Macartney 15 4 24 2 1.60
  WW Armstrong 18 7 27 1 1.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 4-1
Umpires - W Hannah and AC Jones
Close of play
  • Fri, 21 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 116/1 (JB Hobbs 65*, G Gunn 50*)
  • Sat, 22 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 187/3 (G Gunn 77*, J Hardstaff snr 17*)
  • Sun, 23 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 24 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 18/0 (MA Noble 11*, JDA O'Connor 4*)
  • Tue, 25 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 357/6 (WW Armstrong 19*, VS Ransford 4*)
  • Wed, 26 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 117/6 (W Rhodes 32*, RA Young 9*)
  • Thu, 27 Feb - day 6 - England 2nd innings 229 (105.1 ov) - end of match
 
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