England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1937
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by an innings and 200 runs
26,27 February, 1,2,3 March 1937 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JHW Fingleton c Voce b Farnes 17 89 68 1 0 25.00
KE Rigg c †Ames b Farnes 28 78 87 2 0 32.18
DG Bradman* b Farnes 169 223 191 15 0 88.48
SJ McCabe c Farnes b Verity 112 163 155 16 0 72.25
CL Badcock c Worthington b Voce 118 205 223 15 0 52.91
RG Gregory c Verity b Farnes 80 195 181 5 0 44.19
WAS Oldfield c †Ames b Voce 21 76 88 1 0 23.86
LJ Nash c †Ames b Farnes 17 75 59 0 0 28.81
WJ O'Reilly b Voce 1 15 8 0 0 12.50
EL McCormick not out 17 47 51 2 0 33.33
LO Fleetwood-Smith b Farnes 13 27 17 1 1 76.47
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 1, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 140.5 overs) 604 (3.22 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GOB Allen 17 0 99 0 4.36
  K Farnes 28.5 5 96 6 2.51
  W Voce 29 3 123 3 3.18
  WR Hammond 16 1 62 0 2.90
  H Verity 41 5 127 1 2.32
  TS Worthington 6 0 60 0 7.50
  M Leyland 3 0 26 0 6.50
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CJ Barnett c †Oldfield b Nash 18 17 14 3 0 128.57
TS Worthington hit wicket b Fleetwood-Smith 44 98 87 7 0 50.57
J Hardstaff jnr c McCormick b O'Reilly 83 240 234 8 0 35.47
WR Hammond c Nash b O'Reilly 14 62 54 1 0 25.92
M Leyland b O'Reilly 7 13 16 0 0 43.75
RES Wyatt c Bradman b O'Reilly 38 127 97 1 0 39.17
LEG Ames b Nash 19 39 43 2 0 44.18
GOB Allen* c †Oldfield b Nash 0 9 3 0 0 0.00
H Verity c Rigg b Nash 0 17 14 0 0 0.00
W Voce st †Oldfield b O'Reilly 3 6 9 0 0 33.33
K Farnes not out 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 12, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 71.5 overs) 239 (2.50 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EL McCormick 13 1 54 0 3.11
  LJ Nash 17.5 1 70 4 2.97
  WJ O'Reilly 23 7 51 5 1.66
  LO Fleetwood-Smith 18 3 51 1 2.12
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
CJ Barnett lbw b O'Reilly 41 61 55 4 1 74.54
TS Worthington c Bradman b McCormick 6 18 16 1 0 37.50
J Hardstaff jnr b Nash 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
WR Hammond c Bradman b O'Reilly 56 95 106 9 0 52.83
M Leyland c McCormick b Fleetwood-Smith 28 95 69 2 0 40.57
RES Wyatt run out 9 31 47 1 0 19.14
LEG Ames c McCabe b McCormick 11 41 27 0 0 40.74
GOB Allen* c Nash b O'Reilly 7 18 26 1 0 26.92
H Verity not out 2 29 35 0 0 5.71
W Voce c Badcock b Fleetwood-Smith 1 8 9 0 0 11.11
K Farnes c Nash b Fleetwood-Smith 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3) 3
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs) 165 (2.51 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EL McCormick 9 0 33 2 2.75
  LJ Nash 7 1 34 1 3.64
  WJ O'Reilly 19 6 58 3 2.28
  LO Fleetwood-Smith 13.2 3 36 3 2.03
  SJ McCabe 1 0 1 0 0.75

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 3-2
Umpires - GE Borwick and JD Scott
Close of play
  • Fri, 26 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 342/3 (DG Bradman 165*, CL Badcock 12*)
  • Sat, 27 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 593/9 (EL McCormick 9*, LO Fleetwood-Smith 11*)
  • Sun, 28 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 1 Mar - day 3 - England 1st innings 184/4 (J Hardstaff jnr 73*, RES Wyatt 20*)
  • Tue, 2 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 165/8 (H Verity 2*, W Voce 1*)
  • Wed, 3 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 165 (49.2 ov) - end of match
 
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