England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1898
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by an innings and 55 runs
1,3,4,5 January 1898 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
J Darling c Hirst b Briggs 36 45 5 0
CE McLeod b Storer 112 244 4 0
C Hill c †Storer b Hayward 58 115 1 0
SE Gregory b Briggs 71 136 3 0
FA Iredale c Ranjitsinhji b Hirst 89 167 6 0
GHS Trott* c Wainwright b Briggs 79 193 11 0
MA Noble b Richardson 17 22 2 0
H Trumble c Hirst b Mason 14 19 1 0
JJ Kelly c Richardson b Hearne 19 40 2 0
E Jones run out 7 12 0 0
TR McKibbin not out 2 3 0 0
Extras (b 14, w 1, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 185 overs) 520 (2.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  T Richardson 48 12 114 1 2.37
  GH Hirst 25 1 89 1 3.56
  J Briggs 40 10 96 3 2.40
  JT Hearne 36 6 94 1 2.61
  JR Mason 11 1 33 1 3.00
  TW Hayward 9 4 23 1 2.55
  W Storer 16 4 55 1 3.43
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AC MacLaren* c Trumble b McKibbin 35 83 2 0
JR Mason b McKibbin 3 6 0 0
E Wainwright c Jones b Noble 21 60 2 0
KS Ranjitsinhji b Trumble 71 149 4 0
TW Hayward c Jones b Trott 23 70 1 0
W Storer c †Kelly b Trumble 51 88 6 0
GH Hirst b Jones 0 3 0 0
NF Druce lbw b Trumble 44 88 4 0
JT Hearne b Jones 1 1 0 0
J Briggs not out 46 71 5 0
T Richardson b Trumble 3 4 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 3, nb 4) 17
  Total (all out; 119.5 overs) 315 (2.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TR McKibbin 28 7 66 2 2.35
  H Trumble 26.5 5 54 4 2.01
  E Jones 22 5 54 2 2.45
  GHS Trott 17 3 49 1 2.88
  MA Noble 12 3 31 1 2.58
  CE McLeod 14 2 44 0 3.14
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
AC MacLaren* c Trott b Trumble 38 70 2 0
JR Mason b Trumble 3 17 0 0
KS Ranjitsinhji b Noble 27 68 2 0
TW Hayward c Trumble b Noble 33 73 3 0
W Storer c Trumble b Noble 1 5 0 0
GH Hirst lbw b Trumble 3 7 0 0
NF Druce c McLeod b Noble 15 32 1 0
E Wainwright b Noble 11 35 0 0
J Briggs c Trott b Trumble 12 33 2 0
JT Hearne c Jones b Noble 0 4 0 0
T Richardson not out 2 3 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 1) 5
  Total (all out; 65.4 overs) 150 (2.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TR McKibbin 4 0 13 0 3.25
  H Trumble 30.4 12 53 4 1.72
  GHS Trott 7 0 17 0 2.42
  MA Noble 17 1 49 6 2.88
  CE McLeod 7 2 13 0 1.85

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Test debut - MA Noble (Australia)
Umpires - C Bannerman and J Phillips
Close of play
  • Sat, 1 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 283/3 (SE Gregory 54*, FA Iredale 12*)
  • Sun, 2 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 22/1 (AC MacLaren 9*, E Wainwright 3*)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 311/8 (NF Druce 44*, J Briggs 45*)
  • Wed, 5 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 150 (65.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • Jones was the first bowler to be no-balled for throwing in a Test match - umpire Phillips called him once.
    • McLeod avenged his unfortunate dismissal in the previous match by making the most of his surprising promotion in the order.
 
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