England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1885
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 10 wickets
1,2,3,5 January 1885 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
A Shrewsbury snr* c Worrall b Morris 72 180 6 0
WH Scotton b Bruce 13 1 0
W Barnes b Morris 58 125 3 0
W Bates b Bruce 35 3 0
W Flowers c Worrall b Bruce 5 0 0
JM Read b Jones 3 0 0
J Briggs c Horan b Jones 121 150 15 0
G Ulyett b Jones 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
W Attewell c Jones b Worrall 30 4 0
R Peel b Jones 5 0 0
J Hunter not out 39 60 4 1
Extras (b 7, lb 12, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 216.2 overs) 401 (2.77 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Bruce 55 22 88 3 2.40
  J Worrall 56 28 97 1 2.59
  AP Marr 11 6 11 0 1.50
  JW Trumble 23 9 41 0 2.67
  WR Robertson 11 3 24 0 3.27
  S Morris 34 14 73 2 3.22
  SP Jones 25.2 9 47 4 2.76
  TP Horan 1 1 0 0 0.00
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
SP Jones lbw b Peel 19 0 0
S Morris lbw b Attewell 4 1 0
TP Horan* c Shrewsbury b Peel 63 165 3 0
JW Trumble c & b Barnes 59 210 2 0
AH Jarvis c Briggs b Flowers 82 220 2 0
RJ Pope c Flowers b Attewell 0 0 0
AP Marr b Barnes 0 0 0
HA Musgrove c Read b Barnes 4 0 0
J Worrall b Flowers 34 5 0
W Bruce not out 3 0 0
WR Robertson c Barnes b Peel 0 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 2, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 274.1 overs) 279 (1.52 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Flowers 29 12 46 2 2.37
  W Attewell 61 35 54 2 1.32
  W Barnes 50 27 50 3 1.50
  R Peel 102.1 56 78 3 1.14
  W Bates 17 11 17 0 1.50
  G Ulyett 15 7 23 0 2.30
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
SP Jones b Ulyett 9 0 0
W Bruce c †Hunter b Barnes 45 2 1
TP Horan* c †Hunter b Barnes 16 1 0
JW Trumble c & b Barnes 11 2 0
AH Jarvis lbw b Peel 10 45 0 0
RJ Pope b Peel 3 0 0
AP Marr c & b Barnes 5 1 0
HA Musgrove c Bates b Peel 9 0 0
J Worrall c & b Barnes 6 1 0
S Morris not out 10 0 0
WR Robertson b Barnes 2 0 0
Extras 0
  Total (all out; 114.3 overs) 126 (1.64 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Flowers 11 6 11 0 1.50
  W Attewell 5 2 7 0 2.10
  W Barnes 38.3 26 31 6 1.20
  R Peel 44 26 45 3 1.53
  G Ulyett 8 3 19 1 3.56
  J Briggs 8 3 13 0 2.43
  England 2nd innings (target: 5 runs) R M 4s 6s
A Shrewsbury snr* not out 0 5 0 0
WH Scotton not out 7 5 1 0
Extras 0
  Total (0 wickets; 1.1 overs) 7 (8.40 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AP Marr 1 0 3 0 4.50
  W Bruce 0.1 0 4 0 24.00

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - W Bruce, AH Jarvis, AP Marr, S Morris, HA Musgrove, RJ Pope, WR Robertson, JW Trumble and J Worrall (Australia)
Umpires - EH Elliott and James Lillywhite jnr (England)
Close of play
  • Thu, 1 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 303/9 (J Briggs 65*)
  • Fri, 2 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 151/3 (JW Trumble 41*, AH Jarvis 15*)
  • Sat, 3 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 66/2 (W Bruce 41*)
  • Sun, 4 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 5 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 7/0 (1.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • Australia's team showed eleven changes as a result of the 1884 touring team (who had contested the 1st Test) demanding fifty per cent of the gate money for this match. Thus was ended the unique run of JM Blackham who played in each of the first 17 Test matches.
 
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