England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1911 - Jan 3, 1912
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 8 wickets
30 December 1911, 1,2,3 January 1912 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
C Kelleway lbw b Barnes 2 19 16 0 0 12.50
W Bardsley b Barnes 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
C Hill* b Barnes 4 20 18 0 0 22.22
WW Armstrong c †Smith b Barnes 4 13 16 0 0 25.00
VT Trumper b Foster 13 44 48 2 0 27.08
VS Ransford c †Smith b Hitch 43 94 65 2 0 66.15
RB Minnett c Hobbs b Barnes 2 8 11 0 0 18.18
HV Hordern not out 49 141 126 6 0 38.88
A Cotter run out 14 7 7 3 0 200.00
H Carter c †Smith b Douglas 29 41 36 2 0 80.55
WJ Whitty b Woolley 14 38 31 1 0 45.16
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 62.1 overs) 184 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Foster 16 2 52 1 3.25
  SF Barnes 23 9 44 5 1.91
  JW Hitch 7 0 37 1 5.28
  JWHT Douglas 15 4 33 1 2.20
  JW Hearne 1 0 8 0 8.00
  FE Woolley 0.1 0 0 1 0.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
W Rhodes c Trumper b Cotter 61 134 144 6 0 42.36
JB Hobbs c †Carter b Cotter 6 8 10 0 0 60.00
JW Hearne c †Carter b Cotter 114 225 243 11 0 46.91
G Gunn lbw b Armstrong 10 35 32 0 0 31.25
CP Mead c Armstrong b Whitty 11 49 50 0 0 22.00
FR Foster c Hill b Cotter 9 17 20 1 0 45.00
JWHT Douglas* b Hordern 9 56 40 0 0 22.50
FE Woolley c Ransford b Hordern 23 34 38 1 0 60.52
EJ Smith b Hordern 5 20 20 0 0 25.00
SF Barnes lbw b Hordern 1 1 3 0 0 33.33
JW Hitch not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 10, nb 4) 16
  Total (all out; 98.1 overs) 265 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Cotter 21 2 73 4 3.47
  WJ Whitty 19 2 47 1 2.47
  HV Hordern 23.1 1 66 4 2.84
  C Kelleway 15 7 27 0 1.80
  WW Armstrong 15 6 20 1 1.33
  RB Minnett 5 0 16 0 3.20
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
C Kelleway c Gunn b Foster 13 30 37 1 0 35.13
W Bardsley run out 16 45 34 1 0 47.05
C Hill* c Gunn b Barnes 0 17 16 0 0 0.00
WW Armstrong b Foster 90 148 160 14 0 56.25
VT Trumper b Barnes 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
VS Ransford c †Smith b Foster 32 102 94 3 0 34.04
HV Hordern c Mead b Foster 31 85 65 4 0 47.69
RB Minnett b Foster 34 50 67 3 0 50.74
A Cotter c Hobbs b Foster 41 42 40 5 1 102.50
H Carter b Barnes 16 41 36 1 0 44.44
WJ Whitty not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 14, lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 24
  Total (all out; 91.1 overs) 299 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Foster 38 9 91 6 2.39
  SF Barnes 32.1 7 96 3 2.98
  JW Hitch 5 0 21 0 4.20
  JWHT Douglas 10 0 38 0 3.80
  JW Hearne 1 0 5 0 5.00
  FE Woolley 3 0 21 0 7.00
  W Rhodes 2 1 3 0 1.50
  England 2nd innings (target: 219 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
W Rhodes c †Carter b Cotter 28 55 50 1 0 56.00
JB Hobbs not out 126 207 206 8 0 61.16
G Gunn c †Carter b Whitty 43 114 109 2 0 39.44
JW Hearne not out 12 33 39 0 0 30.76
Extras (b 5, lb 5) 10
  Total (2 wickets; 67.1 overs) 219 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Cotter 14 5 45 1 3.21
  WJ Whitty 18 3 37 1 2.05
  HV Hordern 17 0 66 0 3.88
  C Kelleway 7 0 15 0 2.14
  WW Armstrong 8 1 22 0 2.75
  RB Minnett 2 0 13 0 6.50
  VS Ransford 1.1 0 11 0 9.42

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Test debuts - JW Hitch and EJ Smith (England)
Umpires - RM Crockett and DA Elder
Close of play
  • Sat, 30 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 38/1 (W Rhodes 16*, JW Hearne 12*)
  • Sun, 31 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 1 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 265
  • Tue, 2 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 269/8 (A Cotter 18*, H Carter 12*)
  • Wed, 3 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 219/2 (67.1 ov) - end of match
 
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