England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1928 - Jan 5, 1929
The Ashes - 3rd Test
England won by 3 wickets
29,31 December 1928, 1,2,3,4,5 January 1929 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Woodfull c Jardine b Tate 7 29 30 1 0 23.33
VY Richardson c †Duckworth b Larwood 3 7 4 0 0 75.00
HSTL Hendry c Jardine b Larwood 23 72 74 1 0 31.08
AF Kippax c Jardine b Larwood 100 213 255 11 0 39.21
J Ryder* c Hendren b Tate 112 220 219 7 1 51.14
DG Bradman b Hammond 79 194 220 9 0 35.90
WAS Oldfield b Geary 3 19 30 0 0 10.00
EL a'Beckett c †Duckworth b White 41 142 164 6 0 25.00
RK Oxenham b Geary 15 50 58 0 0 25.86
CV Grimmett c †Duckworth b Geary 5 20 24 0 0 20.83
DD Blackie not out 2 6 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 4, lb 3) 7
  Total (all out; 180.5 overs) 397 (2.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  H Larwood 37 3 127 3 3.43
  MW Tate 46 17 87 2 1.89
  G Geary 31.5 4 83 3 2.60
  WR Hammond 8 4 19 1 2.37
  JC White 57 30 64 1 1.12
  DR Jardine 1 0 10 0 10.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c †Oldfield b a'Beckett 20 33 47 1 0 42.55
H Sutcliffe b Blackie 58 199 253 3 0 22.92
WR Hammond c a'Beckett b Blackie 200 398 472 17 0 42.37
APF Chapman* b Blackie 24 35 40 1 0 60.00
EH Hendren c a'Beckett b Hendry 19 38 47 1 0 40.42
DR Jardine c & b Blackie 62 194 213 6 0 29.10
H Larwood c & b Blackie 0 8 11 0 0 0.00
G Geary lbw b Grimmett 1 20 24 0 0 4.16
MW Tate c Kippax b Grimmett 21 35 33 2 0 63.63
G Duckworth b Blackie 3 6 8 0 0 37.50
JC White not out 8 22 22 0 0 36.36
Extras (b 1) 1
  Total (all out; 195 overs) 417 (2.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EL a'Beckett 37 7 92 1 2.48
  HSTL Hendry 20 8 35 1 1.75
  CV Grimmett 55 14 114 2 2.07
  RK Oxenham 35 11 67 0 1.91
  DD Blackie 44 13 94 6 2.13
  J Ryder 4 0 14 0 3.50
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Woodfull c †Duckworth b Tate 107 271 309 7 0 34.62
VY Richardson b Larwood 5 7 7 0 0 71.42
HSTL Hendry st †Duckworth b White 12 68 73 0 0 16.43
AF Kippax b Tate 41 94 99 4 0 41.41
J Ryder* b Geary 5 7 11 1 0 45.45
DG Bradman c †Duckworth b Geary 112 246 281 7 0 39.85
WAS Oldfield b White 7 40 51 1 0 13.72
EL a'Beckett b White 6 25 24 0 0 25.00
RK Oxenham b White 39 105 103 2 0 37.86
CV Grimmett not out 4 22 23 0 0 17.39
DD Blackie b White 0 11 14 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 7) 13
  Total (all out; 165.5 overs) 351 (2.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  H Larwood 16 3 37 1 2.31
  MW Tate 47 15 70 2 1.48
  G Geary 30 4 94 2 3.13
  WR Hammond 16 6 30 0 1.87
  JC White 56.5 20 107 5 1.88
  England 2nd innings (target: 332 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs lbw b Blackie 49 138 156 1 0 31.41
H Sutcliffe lbw b Grimmett 135 384 462 10 0 29.22
DR Jardine b Grimmett 33 115 127 3 0 25.98
WR Hammond run out 32 69 104 4 0 30.76
EH Hendren b Oxenham 45 71 93 4 0 48.38
APF Chapman* c Woodfull b Ryder 5 15 10 0 0 50.00
MW Tate run out 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
G Geary not out 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
G Duckworth not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 15, lb 14) 29
  Total (7 wickets; 159.5 overs) 332 (2.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EL a'Beckett 22 5 39 0 1.77
  HSTL Hendry 23 5 33 0 1.43
  CV Grimmett 42 12 96 2 2.28
  RK Oxenham 28 10 44 1 1.57
  DD Blackie 39 11 75 1 1.92
  J Ryder 5.5 1 16 1 2.74

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 3-0
Test debuts - EL a'Beckett and RK Oxenham (Australia)
Umpires - DA Elder and GA Hele
Close of play
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 276/4 (J Ryder 111*, DG Bradman 26*)
  • Sun, 30 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 47/1 (H Sutcliffe 15*, WR Hammond 12*)
  • Tue, 1 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 312/4 (WR Hammond 169*, DR Jardine 21*)
  • Wed, 2 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 118/2 (WM Woodfull 64*, AF Kippax 34*)
  • Thu, 3 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 347/8 (RK Oxenham 39*, CV Grimmett 0*)
  • Fri, 4 Jan - day 6 - England 2nd innings 171/1 (H Sutcliffe 83*, DR Jardine 18*)
  • Sat, 5 Jan - day 7 - England 2nd innings 332/7 (159.5 ov) - end of match
 
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