England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 8-16, 1929
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by 5 wickets
8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16 March 1929 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs lbw b Ryder 142 278 301 11 0 47.17
DR Jardine c †Oldfield b Wall 19 101 126 0 0 15.07
WR Hammond c Fairfax b Wall 38 76 100 4 0 38.00
GE Tyldesley c Hornibrook b Ryder 31 107 116 3 0 26.72
G Duckworth c Fairfax b Hornibrook 12 32 37 1 0 32.43
EH Hendren c Hornibrook b Fairfax 95 190 188 10 0 50.53
M Leyland c Fairfax b Oxenham 137 300 330 18 0 41.51
H Larwood b Wall 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
G Geary b Hornibrook 4 22 14 0 0 28.57
MW Tate c sub b Hornibrook 15 46 35 0 0 42.85
JC White* not out 9 54 48 0 0 18.75
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 1, nb 2) 13
  Total (all out; 215.1 overs) 519 (2.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 49 8 123 3 2.51
  PM Hornibrook 48 8 142 3 2.95
  RK Oxenham 45.1 15 86 1 1.90
  CV Grimmett 25 11 40 0 1.60
  AG Fairfax 27 4 84 1 3.11
  J Ryder 18 5 29 2 1.61
  AF Kippax 3 1 2 0 0.66
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Woodfull c Geary b Larwood 102 325 381 3 0 26.77
A Jackson run out 30 89 95 3 0 31.57
AF Kippax c †Duckworth b White 38 116 145 2 0 26.20
J Ryder* c Tate b Hammond 30 112 125 2 0 24.00
DG Bradman c Tate b Geary 123 217 247 8 0 49.79
AG Fairfax lbw b Geary 65 232 242 2 0 26.85
RK Oxenham c †Duckworth b Geary 7 69 79 0 0 8.86
WAS Oldfield c & b Geary 6 22 24 0 0 25.00
CV Grimmett not out 38 146 170 1 0 22.35
TW Wall c †Duckworth b Geary 9 21 18 2 0 50.00
PM Hornibrook lbw b White 26 95 106 2 0 24.52
Extras (b 6, lb 9, w 2) 17
  Total (all out; 271.3 overs) 491 (1.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  H Larwood 34 7 83 1 2.44
  MW Tate 62 26 108 0 1.74
  G Geary 81 36 105 5 1.29
  JC White 75.3 22 136 2 1.80
  WR Hammond 16 3 31 1 1.93
  M Leyland 3 0 11 0 3.66
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c Fairfax b Grimmett 65 116 126 6 0 51.58
DR Jardine c †Oldfield b Wall 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
H Larwood b Wall 11 17 21 2 0 52.38
WR Hammond c Ryder b Fairfax 16 44 42 0 0 38.09
GE Tyldesley c †Oldfield b Wall 21 65 62 1 0 33.87
EH Hendren b Grimmett 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
M Leyland not out 53 140 138 6 0 38.40
MW Tate c Fairfax b Hornibrook 54 55 57 8 0 94.73
G Geary b Wall 3 19 18 0 0 16.66
JC White* c Oxenham b Wall 4 18 20 0 0 20.00
G Duckworth lbw b Oxenham 9 27 27 1 0 33.33
Extras (b 19, lb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 86.3 overs) 257 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 26 5 66 5 2.53
  PM Hornibrook 19 5 51 1 2.68
  RK Oxenham 10.3 1 34 1 3.23
  CV Grimmett 24 7 66 2 2.75
  AG Fairfax 7 0 20 1 2.85
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 286 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
WAS Oldfield b Hammond 48 155 156 3 0 30.76
PM Hornibrook b Hammond 18 97 116 1 0 15.51
WM Woodfull b Hammond 35 128 154 2 0 22.72
A Jackson b Geary 46 85 75 4 0 61.33
AF Kippax run out 28 82 70 0 0 40.00
J Ryder* not out 57 139 172 4 0 33.13
DG Bradman not out 37 72 89 3 0 41.57
Extras (b 12, lb 6) 18
  Total (5 wickets; 134.1 overs) 287 (2.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  H Larwood 32.1 5 81 0 2.51
  MW Tate 38 13 76 0 2.00
  G Geary 20 5 31 1 1.55
  JC White 18 8 28 0 1.55
  WR Hammond 26 8 53 3 2.03

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 4-1
Test debuts - AG Fairfax, PM Hornibrook and TW Wall (Australia)
Umpires - GA Hele and AC Jones
Close of play
  • Fri, 8 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 240/4 (G Duckworth 3*)
  • Sat, 9 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 485/9 (M Leyland 110*, JC White 2*)
  • Sun, 10 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 11 Mar - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 152/2 (WM Woodfull 78*, J Ryder 4*)
  • Tue, 12 Mar - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 367/4 (DG Bradman 109*, AG Fairfax 50*)
  • Wed, 13 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 18/1 (JB Hobbs 3*, H Larwood 11*)
  • Thu, 14 Mar - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 7/0 (WAS Oldfield 6*, PM Hornibrook 1*)
  • Fri, 15 Mar - day 7 - Australia 2nd innings 173/4 (AF Kippax 12*, J Ryder 8*)
  • Sat, 16 Mar - day 8 - Australia 2nd innings 287/5 (134.1 ov) - end of match
 
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