England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 11-17, 1903
The Ashes - 1st Test
England won by 5 wickets
11,12,14,15,16,17 December 1903 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
RA Duff c †Lilley b Arnold 3 12 0 0
VT Trumper c Foster b Arnold 1 4 0 0
C Hill c †Lilley b Hirst 5 10 1 0
MA Noble* c Foster b Arnold 133 287 16 0
WW Armstrong b Bosanquet 48 122 4 0
AJY Hopkins b Hirst 39 65 8 0
WP Howell c Relf b Arnold 5 20 1 0
SE Gregory b Bosanquet 23 50 2 0
FJ Laver lbw b Rhodes 4 12 0 0
JJ Kelly c Braund b Rhodes 10 18 1 0
JV Saunders not out 11 8 1 0
Extras (nb 3) 3
  Total (all out; 118.2 overs) 285 (2.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GH Hirst 24 8 47 2 1.95
  EG Arnold 32 7 76 4 2.37
  LC Braund 26 9 39 0 1.50
  BJT Bosanquet 13 0 52 2 4.00
  W Rhodes 17.2 3 41 2 2.36
  AE Relf 6 1 27 0 4.50
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
TW Hayward b Howell 15 35 3 0
PF Warner* c †Kelly b Laver 0 5 0 0
JT Tyldesley b Noble 53 66 8 0
EG Arnold c Laver b Armstrong 27 90 3 0
RE Foster c Noble b Saunders 287 419 37 0
LC Braund b Howell 102 171 15 0
GH Hirst b Howell 0 4 0 0
BJT Bosanquet c Howell b Noble 2 15 0 0
AFA Lilley c Hill b Noble 4 10 1 0
AE Relf c Armstrong b Saunders 31 86 2 0
W Rhodes not out 40 66 5 0
Extras (b 6, lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 16
  Total (all out; 181.2 overs) 577 (3.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JV Saunders 36.2 8 125 2 3.44
  FJ Laver 37 12 119 1 3.21
  WP Howell 31 7 111 3 3.58
  MA Noble 34 8 99 3 2.91
  WW Armstrong 23 3 47 1 2.04
  AJY Hopkins 11 1 40 0 3.63
  VT Trumper 7 2 12 0 1.71
  SE Gregory 2 0 8 0 4.00
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
SE Gregory c †Lilley b Rhodes 43 103 5 0
JJ Kelly b Arnold 13 45 1 0
RA Duff c Relf b Rhodes 84 130 7 0
C Hill run out 51 120 6 0
VT Trumper not out 185 230 26 0
MA Noble* st †Lilley b Bosanquet 22 55 3 0
WW Armstrong c Bosanquet b Rhodes 27 40 2 0
AJY Hopkins c Arnold b Rhodes 20 39 4 0
FJ Laver c Relf b Rhodes 6 25 0 0
WP Howell c †Lilley b Arnold 4 4 1 0
JV Saunders run out 2 10 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 15, w 2, nb 1) 28
  Total (all out; 145.2 overs) 485 (3.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GH Hirst 29 1 79 0 2.72
  EG Arnold 28 2 93 2 3.32
  LC Braund 12 2 56 0 4.66
  BJT Bosanquet 23 1 100 1 4.34
  W Rhodes 40.2 10 94 5 2.33
  AE Relf 13 5 35 0 2.69
  England 2nd innings (target: 194 runs) R M 4s 6s
TW Hayward st †Kelly b Saunders 91 240 6 0
PF Warner* b Howell 8 40 1 0
JT Tyldesley c Noble b Saunders 9 12 1 0
RE Foster st †Kelly b Armstrong 19 59 3 0
LC Braund c Noble b Howell 0 5 0 0
GH Hirst not out 60 135 9 0
BJT Bosanquet not out 1 13 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 2) 6
  Total (5 wickets; 95.5 overs) 194 (2.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JV Saunders 18.5 3 51 2 2.70
  FJ Laver 16 4 37 0 2.31
  WP Howell 31 18 35 2 1.12
  MA Noble 12 2 37 0 3.08
  WW Armstrong 18 6 28 1 1.55

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - EG Arnold, BJT Bosanquet, RE Foster and AE Relf (England)
Umpires - RM Crockett and AC Jones
Close of play
  • Fri, 11 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 259/7 (MA Noble 131*)
  • Sat, 12 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 243/4 (RE Foster 73*, LC Braund 67*)
  • Sun, 13 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 14 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 16/0 (SE Gregory 6*, JJ Kelly 5*)
  • Tue, 15 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 367/5 (VT Trumper 119*, WW Armstrong 14*)
  • Wed, 16 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 122/4 (TW Hayward 60*, GH Hirst 21*)
  • Thu, 17 Dec - day 6 - England 2nd innings 194/5 (95.5 ov) - end of match
 
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