England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1884
The Ashes - 1st Test
England won by 8 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
12,13,15,16 December 1884 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AC Bannerman lbw b Peel 2 0 0
PS McDonnell b Attewell 124 195 8 0
WL Murdoch* c †Hunter b Peel 5 0 0
HJH Scott b Peel 19 1 0
JM Blackham c Attewell b Bates 66 5 0
G Giffen b Bates 4 0 0
GJ Bonnor c Read b Bates 4 0 0
GE Palmer c Shrewsbury b Bates 6 0 0
HF Boyle c †Hunter b Bates 1 0 0
G Alexander run out 3 0 0
WH Cooper not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 7, w 2) 9
  Total (all out; 149.1 overs) 243 (2.44 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  R Peel 41 15 68 3 2.48
  W Attewell 50 23 48 1 1.44
  G Ulyett 10 3 23 0 3.45
  W Flowers 10 1 27 0 4.05
  W Barnes 14 2 37 0 3.96
  W Bates 24.1 10 31 5 1.91
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WH Scotton st †Blackham b Giffen 82 345 2 0
A Shrewsbury snr* b Boyle 0 20 0 0
G Ulyett c Alexander b Boyle 68 120 5 0
W Barnes b Palmer 134 285 7 0
W Bates c Giffen b Palmer 18 0
W Flowers lbw b Palmer 15 0
JM Read c & b Giffen 14 0
J Briggs c †Blackham b Palmer 1 0 0
W Attewell not out 12 0
R Peel b Palmer 4 0
J Hunter run out 1 0 0
Extras (b 18, lb 1, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 243.2 overs) 369 (2.27 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  HF Boyle 63 25 95 2 2.26
  G Giffen 56.2 26 80 2 2.12
  WH Cooper 18 4 26 0 2.16
  GJ Bonnor 16 10 23 0 2.15
  GE Palmer 73 37 81 5 1.66
  PS McDonnell 3 0 11 0 5.50
  HJH Scott 4 1 9 0 3.37
  G Alexander 10 3 24 0 3.60
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JM Blackham b Peel 11 0
PS McDonnell run out 83 150 6 0
WL Murdoch* b Peel 7 0
G Giffen c Shrewsbury b Peel 47 0
HJH Scott lbw b Peel 1 0 0
WH Cooper c Shrewsbury b Barnes 6 0
GJ Bonnor c Peel b Barnes 19 0
GE Palmer b Barnes 0 0 0
G Alexander st †Hunter b Peel 10 0
HF Boyle not out 0 0 0
AC Bannerman absent hurt -
Extras (b 7) 7
  Total (all out; 116.1 overs) 191 (2.46 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  R Peel 40.1 15 51 5 1.90
  W Attewell 18 10 26 0 2.16
  G Ulyett 2 1 3 0 2.25
  W Flowers 16 4 27 0 2.53
  W Barnes 31 10 51 3 2.46
  W Bates 9 3 26 0 4.33
  England 2nd innings (target: 66 runs) R 4s 6s
WH Scotton c Scott b Boyle 2 0 0
W Flowers c Scott b Palmer 7 0 0
A Shrewsbury snr* not out 26 0
W Barnes not out 28 0
Extras (b 4) 4
  Total (2 wickets; 31 overs) 67 (3.24 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  HF Boyle 9 3 21 1 3.50
  G Giffen 6 0 19 0 4.75
  GE Palmer 16 5 23 1 2.15

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - W Attewell, J Briggs, W Flowers, J Hunter and R Peel (England)
Umpires - N Cole and IA Fisher
Close of play
  • Fri, 12 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 243
  • Sat, 13 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 233/2 (WH Scotton 71*, W Barnes 86*)
  • Sun, 14 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 15 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 152/4 (G Giffen 43*, WH Cooper 3*)
  • Tue, 16 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 67/2 (31 ov) - end of match
 
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