England tour of Australia, 1954/55 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by an innings and 154 runs

Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
LE Favell c Cowdrey b Statham 23 80 3 0
AR Morris c Cowdrey b Bailey 153 419 18 2
KR Miller b Bailey 49 86 4 1
RN Harvey c Bailey b Bedser 162 380 17 0
GB Hole run out 57 120 4 0
R Benaud c May b Tyson 34 93 1 1
RG Archer c Bedser b Statham 0 5 0 0
RR Lindwall not out 64 128 11 0
GRA Langley b Bailey 16 29 2 0
IWG Johnson* not out 24 20 2 1
Extras (b 11, lb 7, nb 1) 19
Total (8 wickets dec; 129 overs) 601 (3.49 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat WA Johnston
Fall of wickets 1-51 (Favell), 2-123 (Miller), 3-325 (Morris), 4-456 (Hole), 5-463 (Harvey), 6-464 (Archer), 7-545 (Benaud), 8-572 (Langley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AV Bedser 37 4 131 1 2.65
JB Statham 34 2 123 2 2.71
FH Tyson 29 1 160 1 4.13
TE Bailey 26 1 140 3 4.03
WJ Edrich 3 0 28 0 7.00
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c †Langley b Lindwall 4 4 1 0
RT Simpson b Miller 2 10 0 0
WJ Edrich c †Langley b Archer 15 42 3 0
PBH May b Lindwall 1 5 0 0
MC Cowdrey c Hole b Johnston 40 196 7 0
TE Bailey b Johnston 88 261 11 1
FH Tyson b Johnson 7 23 0 1
AV Bedser b Johnson 5 8 1 0
KV Andrew b Lindwall 6 13 0 0
JB Statham b Johnson 11 37 2 0
DCS Compton not out 2 15 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 6) 9
Total (all out; 76.1 overs) 190 (1.87 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-4 (Hutton), 2-10 (Simpson), 3-11 (May), 4-25 (Edrich), 5-107 (Cowdrey), 6-132 (Tyson), 7-141 (Bedser), 8-156 (Andrew), 9-181 (Statham), 10-190 (Bailey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 14 4 27 3 1.44
KR Miller 11 5 19 1 1.29
RG Archer 4 1 14 1 2.62
IWG Johnson 19 5 46 3 1.81
R Benaud 12 5 28 0 1.75
WA Johnston 16.1 5 47 2 2.18
England 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* lbw b Miller 13 60 2 0
RT Simpson run out 9 40 0 0
WJ Edrich b Johnston 88 191 13 1
PBH May lbw b Lindwall 44 145 6 0
MC Cowdrey b Benaud 10 68 2 0
TE Bailey c †Langley b Lindwall 23 95 4 0
FH Tyson not out 37 95 1 0
AV Bedser c Archer b Johnson 5 19 0 0
KV Andrew b Johnson 5 8 1 0
DCS Compton c †Langley b Benaud 0 2 0 0
JB Statham c Harvey b Benaud 14 6 2 0
Extras (b 7, lb 2) 9
Total (all out; 90.1 overs) 257 (2.13 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Simpson), 2-23 (Hutton), 3-147 (May), 4-163 (Edrich), 5-181 (Cowdrey), 6-220 (Bailey), 7-231 (Bedser), 8-242 (Andrew), 9-243 (Compton), 10-257 (Statham)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 17 3 50 2 2.20
KR Miller 12 2 30 1 1.87
RG Archer 15 4 28 0 1.40
IWG Johnson 17 5 38 2 1.67
R Benaud 8.1 1 43 3 3.96
WA Johnston 21 8 59 1 2.10
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss England, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts LE Favell (Australia); KV Andrew and MC Cowdrey (England)
Umpires C Hoy and MJ McInnes
Close of play
Fri, 26 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 208/2 (AR Morris 82*, RN Harvey 41*)
Sat, 27 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 503/6 (R Benaud 14*, RR Lindwall 27*)
Sun, 28 Nov - rest day
Mon, 29 Nov - day 3 - England 1st innings 107/5 (TE Bailey 38*, FH Tyson 0*)
Tue, 30 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 130/2 (WJ Edrich 68*, PBH May 39*)
Wed, 1 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 257 (90.1 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 25-Mar 3, 1955
Match drawn
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 28-Feb 2, 1955
England won by 5 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1954 - Jan 5, 1955
England won by 128 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Dec 17-22, 1954
England won by 38 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954
Australia won by an innings and 154 runs
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Nov 30, 1954

Alec Bedser turns to see that he has been clean bowled by Ian Johnson, Australia v England, 1st Test, Melbourne, November 30, 1954

Alec Bedser turns to see that he has been clean bowled by Ian Johnson

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Nov 25, 1954

Les Favell bats in the nets before making his Test debut, Brisbane, November 25, 1954

Les Favell bats in the nets before making his Test debut

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