England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 15-21, 1911
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 146 runs
15,16,18,19,20,21 December 1911 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
W Bardsley c †Strudwick b Douglas 30 49 54 3 0 55.55
C Kelleway c & b Woolley 20 81 81 1 0 24.69
C Hill* run out 46 54 38 6 0 121.05
WW Armstrong st †Strudwick b Hearne 60 103 127 7 0 47.24
VT Trumper c Hobbs b Woolley 113 226 208 12 0 54.32
VS Ransford c Hearne b Barnes 26 69 52 1 0 50.00
RB Minnett c Foster b Barnes 90 111 118 14 0 76.27
HV Hordern not out 17 60 61 1 0 27.86
A Cotter c & b Barnes 6 4 4 1 0 150.00
H Carter b Foster 13 18 21 2 0 61.90
WJ Whitty b Foster 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 9, lb 15, nb 2) 26
  Total (all out; 127 overs) 447 (3.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Foster 29 6 105 2 3.62
  JWHT Douglas 24 5 62 1 2.58
  SF Barnes 35 5 107 3 3.05
  JW Hearne 10 1 44 1 4.40
  FE Woolley 21 2 77 2 3.66
  W Rhodes 8 0 26 0 3.25
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c Hill b Whitty 63 167 142 5 0 44.36
SP Kinneir b Kelleway 22 55 59 3 0 37.28
G Gunn b Cotter 4 15 16 0 0 25.00
W Rhodes c Hill b Hordern 41 59 71 4 0 57.74
CP Mead c & b Hordern 0 15 16 0 0 0.00
JW Hearne c Trumper b Kelleway 76 165 155 8 0 49.03
FR Foster b Hordern 56 62 76 9 0 73.68
FE Woolley b Hordern 39 48 50 5 0 78.00
JWHT Douglas* c Trumper b Hordern 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
SF Barnes b Kelleway 9 22 21 1 0 42.85
H Strudwick not out 0 7 11 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 101.5 overs) 318 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Cotter 19 0 88 1 4.63
  WJ Whitty 28 13 60 1 2.14
  C Kelleway 16.5 3 46 3 2.73
  HV Hordern 27 4 85 5 3.14
  WW Armstrong 9 3 28 0 3.11
  RB Minnett 2 1 3 0 1.50
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
W Bardsley b Foster 12 35 35 1 0 34.28
C Kelleway b Douglas 70 183 199 9 0 35.17
C Hill* b Foster 65 119 100 7 0 65.00
WW Armstrong b Foster 28 69 70 2 0 40.00
VT Trumper c & b Douglas 14 22 25 2 0 56.00
VS Ransford c Rhodes b Barnes 34 87 85 4 0 40.00
HV Hordern b Foster 18 36 37 2 0 48.64
RB Minnett b Douglas 17 39 34 3 0 50.00
A Cotter lbw b Douglas 2 17 6 0 0 33.33
H Carter c Gunn b Foster 15 22 26 2 0 57.69
WJ Whitty not out 9 15 11 2 0 81.81
Extras (b 16, lb 7, nb 1) 24
  Total (all out; 104.3 overs) 308 (2.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Foster 31.3 5 92 5 2.92
  JWHT Douglas 21 3 50 4 2.38
  SF Barnes 30 8 72 1 2.40
  JW Hearne 13 2 51 0 3.92
  FE Woolley 6 1 15 0 2.50
  W Rhodes 3 1 4 0 1.33
  England 2nd innings (target: 438 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c †Carter b Cotter 22 24 28 3 0 78.57
SP Kinneir c Trumper b Hordern 30 79 80 2 0 37.50
G Gunn c Whitty b Hordern 62 171 175 4 0 35.42
CP Mead run out 25 95 92 2 0 27.17
W Rhodes c Trumper b Hordern 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
FR Foster c Ransford b Hordern 21 35 44 1 1 47.72
JW Hearne b Hordern 43 142 125 5 0 34.40
FE Woolley c Armstrong b Cotter 7 16 16 1 0 43.75
JWHT Douglas* b Hordern 32 117 132 4 0 24.24
SF Barnes b Hordern 14 30 28 1 0 50.00
H Strudwick not out 12 10 16 2 0 75.00
Extras (b 14, lb 8, nb 1) 23
  Total (all out; 123.2 overs) 291 (2.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Cotter 27 3 71 2 2.62
  WJ Whitty 20 8 41 0 2.05
  C Kelleway 19 6 27 0 1.42
  HV Hordern 42.2 11 90 7 2.12
  WW Armstrong 15 3 39 0 2.60

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - RB Minnett (Australia); JWHT Douglas, FR Foster, JW Hearne, SP Kinneir and CP Mead (England)
Umpires - RM Crockett and WG Curran
Close of play
  • Fri, 15 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 317/5 (VT Trumper 95*, RB Minnett 22*)
  • Sat, 16 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 142/4 (JB Hobbs 63*, JW Hearne 9*)
  • Sun, 17 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 18 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 119/1 (C Kelleway 47*, C Hill 49*)
  • Tue, 19 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 65/1 (SP Kinneir 27*, G Gunn 16*)
  • Wed, 20 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 263/8 (JWHT Douglas 32*)
  • Thu, 21 Dec - day 6 - England 2nd innings 291 (123.2 ov) - end of match
 
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