England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 29-Feb 2, 1898
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 8 wickets
29,31 January, 1,2 February 1898 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CE McLeod b Hearne 1 5 0 0
J Darling c Hearne b Richardson 12 32 1 0
C Hill c Stoddart b Hearne 188 305 21 0
SE Gregory b Richardson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
FA Iredale c †Storer b Hearne 0 2 0 0
MA Noble c & b Hearne 4 6 0 0
GHS Trott* c †Storer b Hearne 7 35 0 0
H Trumble c Mason b Storer 46 152 4 0
JJ Kelly c †Storer b Briggs 32 66 6 0
E Jones c Hayward b Hearne 20 37 2 0
WP Howell not out 9 10 0 0
Extras (b 3, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 101.4 overs) 323 (3.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  T Richardson 26 2 102 2 3.92
  JT Hearne 35.4 13 98 6 2.74
  TW Hayward 10 4 24 0 2.40
  J Briggs 17 4 38 1 2.23
  AE Stoddart 6 1 22 0 3.66
  W Storer 4 0 24 1 6.00
  E Wainwright 3 1 11 0 3.66
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AC MacLaren b Howell 8 17 0 0
E Wainwright c Howell b Trott 6 19 0 0
KS Ranjitsinhji c Iredale b Trumble 24 27 3 0
TW Hayward c Gregory b Noble 22 37 3 0
NF Druce lbw b Jones 24 44 3 0
W Storer c & b Trumble 2 16 0 0
JR Mason b Jones 30 65 2 0
AE Stoddart* c Darling b Jones 17 22 1 0
J Briggs not out 21 43 2 0
JT Hearne c Trott b Jones 0 1 0 0
T Richardson b Trott 20 19 4 0
Extras 0
  Total (all out; 61.1 overs) 174 (2.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WP Howell 16 7 34 1 2.12
  GHS Trott 11.1 1 33 2 2.95
  MA Noble 7 1 21 1 3.00
  H Trumble 15 4 30 2 2.00
  E Jones 12 2 56 4 4.66
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
J Briggs c Darling b Howell 23 52 1 0
E Wainwright c McLeod b Jones 2 13 0 0
AC MacLaren c Iredale b Trumble 45 68 6 0
KS Ranjitsinhji b Noble 55 97 2 0
TW Hayward c & b Trumble 25 98 0 0
AE Stoddart* b Jones 25 100 2 0
NF Druce c Howell b Trott 16 29 2 0
JR Mason b Howell 26 95 0 0
W Storer c Darling b McLeod 26 54 2 0
JT Hearne not out 4 8 0 0
T Richardson c Trumble b McLeod 2 5 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 11, w 1, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 114.2 overs) 263 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WP Howell 30 12 58 2 1.93
  GHS Trott 12 2 39 1 3.25
  MA Noble 16 6 31 1 1.93
  H Trumble 23 6 40 2 1.73
  E Jones 25 7 70 2 2.80
  CE McLeod 8.2 4 11 2 1.32
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 115 runs) R M 4s 6s
CE McLeod not out 64 99 5 0
J Darling c †Druce b Hayward 29 38 4 0
C Hill lbw b Hayward 0 8 0 0
SE Gregory not out 21 53 2 0
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (2 wickets; 39.4 overs) 115 (2.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JT Hearne 7 3 19 0 2.71
  TW Hayward 10 4 24 2 2.40
  J Briggs 6 1 31 0 5.16
  E Wainwright 9 2 21 0 2.33
  JR Mason 4 1 10 0 2.50
  KS Ranjitsinhji 3.4 1 9 0 2.45

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-1
Umpires - C Bannerman and J Phillips
Close of play
  • Sat, 29 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 275/7 (C Hill 182*, JJ Kelly 22*)
  • Sun, 30 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 7/1 (J Briggs 4*)
  • Tue, 1 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 254/7 (JR Mason 25*, W Storer 24*)
  • Wed, 2 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 115/2 (39.4 ov) - end of match
 
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