England [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia, Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1882 - Jan 2, 1883
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 9 wickets
30 December 1882, 1,2 January 1883 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
HH Massie c & b CT Studd 4 1 0
AC Bannerman st †Tylecote b Leslie 30 3 0
WL Murdoch* b Leslie 48 4 0
TP Horan c Barlow b Leslie 0 0 0
PS McDonnell b Bates 43 4 0
G Giffen st †Tylecote b Steel 36 6 0
GJ Bonnor c Barlow b Barnes 85 135 5 4
JM Blackham c †Tylecote b CT Studd 25 2 0
FR Spofforth c Steel b Barnes 9 0 0
TW Garrett c CT Studd b Steel 0 0 0
GE Palmer not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 2, nb 3) 11
  Total (all out; 169 overs) 291 (2.58 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CT Studd 46 30 35 2 1.14
  W Barnes 30 11 51 2 2.55
  AG Steel 33 16 68 2 3.09
  RG Barlow 20 6 37 0 2.77
  W Bates 21 7 31 1 2.21
  WW Read 8 2 27 0 5.06
  CFH Leslie 11 1 31 3 4.22
  England 1st innings R 4s 6s
RG Barlow st †Blackham b Palmer 10 0 0
Hon.IFW Bligh* b Palmer 0 0 0
CFH Leslie c Garrett b Palmer 4 0 0
CT Studd b Spofforth 0 0 0
AG Steel b Palmer 27 5 0
WW Read b Palmer 19 1 0
W Bates c Bannerman b Garrett 28 1 1
EFS Tylecote b Palmer 33 3 0
GB Studd run out 7 1 0
W Barnes b Palmer 26 1 0
GF Vernon not out 11 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 1, nb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 107.2 overs) 177 (2.46 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Spofforth 28 11 56 1 3.00
  GE Palmer 52.2 25 65 7 1.85
  TW Garrett 27 6 44 1 2.44
  England 2nd innings (following on) R 4s 6s
RG Barlow b Spofforth 28 1 0
EFS Tylecote b Spofforth 38 2 0
CT Studd b Palmer 21 1 0
AG Steel lbw b Giffen 29 4 0
Hon.IFW Bligh* b Spofforth 3 0 0
WW Read b Giffen 29 4 0
CFH Leslie b Giffen 4 0 0
W Bates c Massie b Palmer 11 1 0
GB Studd c Palmer b Giffen 0 0 0
W Barnes not out 2 0 0
GF Vernon lbw b Palmer 3 0 0
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 99.1 overs) 169 (2.55 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Spofforth 41 15 65 3 2.37
  GE Palmer 36.1 11 61 3 2.52
  TW Garrett 2 1 4 0 3.00
  G Giffen 20 7 38 4 2.85
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 56 runs) R M 4s 6s
AC Bannerman not out 25 95 3 0
HH Massie c & b Barnes 0 0 0
WL Murdoch* not out 33 1 0
Extras 0
  Total (1 wicket; 53.1 overs) 58 (1.63 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CT Studd 14 11 7 0 0.75
  W Barnes 13 8 6 1 0.69
  AG Steel 9 4 17 0 2.83
  RG Barlow 4 2 6 0 2.25
  W Bates 13.1 7 22 0 2.49

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - Hon.IFW Bligh, CFH Leslie, WW Read, GB Studd, EFS Tylecote and GF Vernon (England)
Umpires - EH Elliott and JS Swift
Close of play
  • Sat, 30 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 258/7 (GJ Bonnor 60*, FR Spofforth 1*)
  • Sun, 31 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 1 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 11/0 (RG Barlow 8*, EFS Tylecote 3*)
  • Tue, 2 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 58/1 (53.1 ov) - end of match
 
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