Australia tour of England, 1st Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, May 27-29, 1909
The Ashes - 1st Test
England won by 10 wickets
27,28,29 May 1909 (3-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R 4s 6s
A Cotter c Hirst b Blythe 2 0 0
W Bardsley c MacLaren b Hirst 2 0 0
WW Armstrong b Hirst 24 0
VT Trumper c Hirst b Blythe 10 0
MA Noble* c Jessop b Blythe 15 0
SE Gregory c Rhodes b Blythe 0 0 0
VS Ransford b Hirst 1 0 0
CG Macartney c MacLaren b Blythe 10 0
H Carter lbw b Hirst 0 0 0
JDA O'Connor lbw b Blythe 8 0
WJ Whitty not out 0 0 0
Extras (lb 1, nb 1) 2
  Total (all out; 46 overs) 74 (1.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GH Hirst 23 8 28 4 1.21
  C Blythe 23 6 44 6 1.91
  England 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
AC MacLaren* b Macartney 5 0
JB Hobbs lbw b Macartney 0 1 0 0 0.00
JT Tyldesley b O'Connor 24 0
CB Fry b Macartney 0 1 0 0 0.00
AO Jones c †Carter b Armstrong 28 0
GH Hirst lbw b Armstrong 15 0
GL Jessop b Armstrong 22 0
W Rhodes not out 15 0
AFA Lilley c Ransford b Armstrong 0 0 0
GJ Thompson run out 6 0
C Blythe c Macartney b Armstrong 1 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 55.3 overs) 121 (2.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WJ Whitty 17 5 43 0 2.52
  CG Macartney 17 6 21 3 1.23
  MA Noble 1 0 2 0 2.00
  JDA O'Connor 5 2 23 1 4.60
  WW Armstrong 15.3 7 27 5 1.74
  Australia 2nd innings R 4s 6s
MA Noble* c Jones b Hirst 11 0
CG Macartney lbw b Blythe 1 0 0
SE Gregory c Thompson b Blythe 43 0
VS Ransford b Blythe 43 0
VT Trumper c Rhodes b Hirst 1 0 0
W Bardsley c Thompson b Blythe 6 0
WW Armstrong c Jessop b Blythe 0 0 0
H Carter c Hobbs b Hirst 1 0 0
A Cotter c Tyldesley b Hirst 15 1
JDA O'Connor c †Lilley b Hirst 13 0
WJ Whitty not out 9 0
Extras (b 7, lb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 52.5 overs) 151 (2.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GH Hirst 23.5 4 58 5 2.43
  C Blythe 24 3 58 5 2.41
  GJ Thompson 4 0 19 0 4.75
  W Rhodes 1 0 8 0 8.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 105 runs) R 6s
JB Hobbs not out 62 0
CB Fry not out 35 0
Extras (b 5, lb 3) 8
  Total (0 wickets; 32.2 overs) 105 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WJ Whitty 5 1 18 0 3.60
  CG Macartney 11 2 35 0 3.18
  JDA O'Connor 3.2 1 17 0 5.10
  WW Armstrong 13 5 27 0 2.07

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - W Bardsley and WJ Whitty (Australia); GJ Thompson (England)
Umpires - J Carlin and F Parris
Close of play
  • Thu, 27 May - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 22/2 (WW Armstrong 10*, VT Trumper 7*)
  • Fri, 28 May - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 67/2 (SE Gregory 26*, VS Ransford 28*)
  • Sat, 29 May - day 3 - England 2nd innings 105/0 (32.2 ov) - end of match
 
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