England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1920 - Jan 4, 1921
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by an innings and 91 runs
31 December 1920, 1,3,4 January 1921 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
HL Collins c Hearne b Howell 64 103 115 6 0 55.65
W Bardsley c †Strudwick b Woolley 51 115 89 5 0 57.30
RL Park b Howell 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
JM Taylor c Woolley b Parkin 68 128 108 5 0 62.96
WW Armstrong* lbw b Douglas 39 60 64 1 0 60.93
C Kelleway c †Strudwick b Howell 9 28 24 0 0 37.50
CE Pellew b Parkin 116 203 186 8 0 62.36
J Ryder c Woolley b Douglas 13 47 61 0 0 21.31
JM Gregory c Russell b Woolley 100 137 115 12 0 86.95
WAS Oldfield c & b Rhodes 24 35 50 3 0 48.00
AA Mailey not out 8 24 12 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 137.3 overs) 499 (3.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  H Howell 37 5 142 3 3.83
  JWHT Douglas 24 1 83 2 3.45
  CH Parkin 27 0 116 2 4.29
  JW Hearne 14 0 38 0 2.71
  FE Woolley 27 8 87 2 3.22
  W Rhodes 8.3 1 26 1 3.05
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs c Ryder b Gregory 122 210 218 9 0 55.96
W Rhodes b Gregory 7 15 15 0 0 46.66
JWH Makepeace lbw b Armstrong 4 11 11 0 0 36.36
EH Hendren c Taylor b Gregory 67 140 146 3 0 45.89
CAG Russell c Collins b Gregory 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
FE Woolley b Gregory 5 17 12 0 0 41.66
JWHT Douglas* lbw b Gregory 15 44 51 0 0 29.41
CH Parkin c Mailey b Gregory 4 6 8 1 0 50.00
H Strudwick not out 21 44 37 0 0 56.75
H Howell st †Oldfield b Armstrong 5 15 25 0 0 20.00
JW Hearne absent hurt -
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 87.3 overs) 251 (2.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JM Gregory 20 1 69 7 3.45
  C Kelleway 19 1 54 0 2.84
  WW Armstrong 24.3 8 50 2 2.04
  J Ryder 14 2 31 0 2.21
  RL Park 1 0 9 0 9.00
  HL Collins 9 0 37 0 4.11
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
JB Hobbs b Kelleway 20 34 37 2 0 54.05
W Rhodes c Collins b Armstrong 28 83 90 0 0 31.11
JWH Makepeace c Gregory b Armstrong 4 31 36 0 0 11.11
EH Hendren c & b Collins 1 7 12 0 0 8.33
CAG Russell c Armstrong b Collins 5 21 16 0 0 31.25
FE Woolley b Ryder 50 109 112 3 0 44.64
JWHT Douglas* b Gregory 9 42 38 1 0 23.68
H Strudwick c †Oldfield b Armstrong 24 36 40 1 0 60.00
CH Parkin c Taylor b Armstrong 9 19 24 1 0 37.50
H Howell not out 0 8 8 0 0 0.00
JW Hearne absent hurt -
Extras (b 3, lb 3, nb 1) 7
  Total (all out; 67.2 overs) 157 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JM Gregory 12 0 32 1 2.66
  C Kelleway 12 1 25 1 2.08
  WW Armstrong 15.2 5 26 4 1.69
  J Ryder 10 2 17 1 1.70
  HL Collins 17 5 47 2 2.76
  CE Pellew 1 0 3 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - RL Park (Australia); H Howell and JWH Makepeace (England)
Umpires - RM Crockett and DA Elder
Close of play
  • Fri, 31 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 282/6 (CE Pellew 33*, J Ryder 13*)
  • Sat, 1 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 93/2 (JB Hobbs 53*, EH Hendren 29*)
  • Sun, 2 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/5 (FE Woolley 15*, JWHT Douglas 0*)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 157 (67.2 ov) - end of match
 
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