Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1926
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 289 runs
14,16,17,18 August 1926 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JB Hobbs b Mailey 37 55 0
H Sutcliffe b Mailey 76 210 6 0
FE Woolley b Mailey 18 0
EH Hendren b Gregory 8 0
APF Chapman* st †Oldfield b Mailey 49 75 0
GTS Stevens c Andrews b Mailey 17 2 1
W Rhodes c †Oldfield b Mailey 28 45 0
G Geary run out 9 0
MW Tate b Grimmett 23 15 1
H Larwood c Andrews b Grimmett 0 0 0
H Strudwick not out 4 1 0
Extras (b 6, lb 5) 11
  Total (all out; 95.5 overs) 280 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JM Gregory 15 4 31 1 2.06
  CV Grimmett 33 12 74 2 2.24
  AA Mailey 33.5 3 138 6 4.07
  CG Macartney 7 4 16 0 2.28
  AJ Richardson 7 2 10 0 1.42
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull b Rhodes 35 120 0
W Bardsley c †Strudwick b Larwood 2 0 0
CG Macartney b Stevens 25 30 0
WH Ponsford run out 2 0 0
TJE Andrews b Larwood 3 0 0
HL Collins* c Stevens b Larwood 61 230 2 0
AJ Richardson c Geary b Rhodes 16 0
JM Gregory c Stevens b Tate 73 100 10 0
WAS Oldfield not out 33 0
CV Grimmett b Tate 35 75 0
AA Mailey c †Strudwick b Tate 0 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 12) 17
  Total (all out; 152.1 overs) 302 (1.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MW Tate 37.1 17 40 3 1.07
  H Larwood 34 11 82 3 2.41
  G Geary 27 8 43 0 1.59
  GTS Stevens 29 3 85 1 2.93
  W Rhodes 25 15 35 2 1.40
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JB Hobbs b Gregory 100 221 10 0
H Sutcliffe b Mailey 161 428 16 0
FE Woolley lbw b Richardson 27 0
EH Hendren c †Oldfield b Grimmett 15 0
APF Chapman* b Richardson 19 0
GTS Stevens c Mailey b Grimmett 22 0
W Rhodes lbw b Grimmett 14 0
G Geary c †Oldfield b Gregory 1 0 0
MW Tate not out 33 50 0
H Larwood b Mailey 5 10 0
H Strudwick c Andrews b Mailey 2 5 0 0
Extras (b 19, lb 18) 37
  Total (all out; 182.5 overs) 436 (2.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JM Gregory 18 1 58 2 3.22
  CV Grimmett 55 17 108 3 1.96
  AA Mailey 42.5 6 128 3 2.98
  CG Macartney 26 16 24 0 0.92
  AJ Richardson 41 21 81 2 1.97
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 415 runs) R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull c Geary b Larwood 0 0 0
WH Ponsford c Larwood b Rhodes 12 0
CG Macartney c Geary b Larwood 16 0
W Bardsley c Woolley b Rhodes 21 65 0
HL Collins* c Woolley b Rhodes 4 0
TJE Andrews c Tate b Larwood 15 0
JM Gregory c Sutcliffe b Tate 9 0
AJ Richardson b Rhodes 4 0
WAS Oldfield b Stevens 23 0
CV Grimmett not out 8 0
AA Mailey b Geary 6 0
Extras (lb 7) 7
  Total (all out; 52.3 overs) 125 (2.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MW Tate 9 4 12 1 1.33
  H Larwood 14 3 34 3 2.42
  G Geary 6.3 2 15 1 2.30
  GTS Stevens 3 1 13 1 4.33
  W Rhodes 20 9 44 4 2.20

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 1-0
Umpires - F Chester and HI Young
Close of play
  • Sat, 14 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 60/4 (WM Woodfull 22*, HL Collins 1*)
  • Sun, 15 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 49/0 (JB Hobbs 28*, H Sutcliffe 20*)
  • Tue, 17 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 375/6 (W Rhodes 0*)
  • Wed, 18 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 125 (52.3 ov) - end of match
 
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