Result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 29 1928 - Jan 5 1929, England tour of Australia
397 & 351
(159.5 ov, target 332)
417 & 332/7
England won by 3 wickets
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Woodfull c Jardine b Tate730291023.33
VY Richardson c †Duckworth b Larwood3470075.00
HSTL Hendry c Jardine b Larwood2374721031.08
AF Kippax c Jardine b Larwood10025521311039.21
J Ryder (c)c Hendren b Tate1122192207151.14
DG Bradman  b Hammond792201949035.90
WAS Oldfield  b Geary330190010.00
EL a'Beckett c †Duckworth b White411641426025.00
RK Oxenham  b Geary1558500025.86
CV Grimmett c †Duckworth b Geary524200020.83
DD Blackie not out2760028.57
Extras(b 4, lb 3)7
TOTAL(180.5 Ov, RR: 2.19)397
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Vic Richardson), 2-15 (Bill Woodfull), 3-57 (Stork Hendry), 4-218 (Alan Kippax), 5-282 (Jack Ryder), 6-287 (Bert Oldfield), 7-373 (Sir Donald Bradman), 8-383 (Ted a'Beckett), 9-394 (Clarrie Grimmett), 10-397 (Ron Oxenham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
H Larwood37312733.4300
MW Tate46178721.8900
G Geary31.548332.6000
WR Hammond841912.3700
JC White57306411.1200
DR Jardine1010010.0000
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JB Hobbs c †Oldfield b a'Beckett2047331042.55
H Sutcliffe  b Blackie582531993022.92
WR Hammond c a'Beckett b Blackie20047239817042.37
APF Chapman (c) b Blackie2440351060.00
EH Hendren c a'Beckett b Hendry1947381040.42
DR Jardine c & b Blackie622131946029.10
H Larwood c & b Blackie0118000.00
G Geary lbw b Grimmett12420004.16
MW Tate c Kippax b Grimmett2133352063.63
G Duckworth  b Blackie3860037.50
JC White not out822220036.36
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL(195 Ov, RR: 2.13)417
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Sir Jack Hobbs), 2-161 (Herbert Sutcliffe), 3-201 (Percy Chapman), 4-238 (Patsy Hendren), 5-364 (Wally Hammond), 6-364 (Harold Larwood), 7-381 (George Geary), 8-385 (Douglas Jardine), 9-391 (George Duckworth), 10-417 (Maurice Tate)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
EL a'Beckett3779212.4800
HSTL Hendry2083511.7500
CV Grimmett551411422.0700
RK Oxenham35116701.9100
DD Blackie44139462.1300
J Ryder401403.5000
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Woodfull c †Duckworth b Tate1073092717034.62
VY Richardson  b Larwood5770071.42
HSTL Hendry st †Duckworth b White1273680016.43
AF Kippax  b Tate4199944041.41
J Ryder (c) b Geary51171045.45
DG Bradman c †Duckworth b Geary1122812467039.85
WAS Oldfield  b White751401013.72
EL a'Beckett  b White624250025.00
RK Oxenham  b White391031052037.86
CV Grimmett not out423220017.39
DD Blackie  b White01411000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 7)13
TOTAL(165.5 Ov, RR: 2.11)351
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Vic Richardson), 2-60 (Stork Hendry), 3-138 (Alan Kippax), 4-143 (Jack Ryder), 5-201 (Bill Woodfull), 6-226 (Bert Oldfield), 7-252 (Ted a'Beckett), 8-345 (Sir Donald Bradman), 9-351 (Ron Oxenham), 10-351 (Don Blackie)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
H Larwood1633712.3100
MW Tate47157021.4800
G Geary3049423.1300
WR Hammond1663001.8700
JC White56.52010751.8800
England 2nd Innings (target: 332 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JB Hobbs lbw b Blackie491561381031.41
H Sutcliffe lbw b Grimmett13546238410029.22
DR Jardine  b Grimmett331271153025.98
WR Hammond run out32104694030.76
EH Hendren  b Oxenham4593714048.38
APF Chapman (c)c Woodfull b Ryder510150050.00
MW Tate run out036000.00
G Geary not out44410100.00
G Duckworth not out00100-
Extras(b 15, lb 14)29
TOTAL(159.5 Ov, RR: 2.07)332/7
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Sir Jack Hobbs), 2-199 (Douglas Jardine), 3-257 (Wally Hammond), 4-318 (Herbert Sutcliffe), 5-326 (Patsy Hendren), 6-328 (Percy Chapman), 7-328 (Maurice Tate)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
EL a'Beckett2253901.7700
HSTL Hendry2353301.4300
CV Grimmett42129622.2800
RK Oxenham28104411.5700
DD Blackie39117511.9200
J Ryder5.511612.7400
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 178
Season1928/29
Match days29,31 December 1928, 1,2,3,4,5 January 1929 (timeless match)
Test debut
Ted a'Beckett
Ron Oxenham
Umpires
David Elder
George Hele
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 29 Dec - day 1 - Australia 276/4 (J Ryder 111*, DG Bradman 26*)
Sun, 30 Dec - rest day
Mon, 31 Dec - day 2 - England 47/1 (H Sutcliffe 15*, WR Hammond 12*)
Tue, 01 Jan - day 3 - England 312/4 (WR Hammond 169*, DR Jardine 21*)
Wed, 02 Jan - day 4 - Australia 118/2 (WM Woodfull 64*, AF Kippax 34*)
Thu, 03 Jan - day 5 - Australia 347/8 (RK Oxenham 39*, CV Grimmett 0*)
Fri, 04 Jan - day 6 - England 171/1 (H Sutcliffe 83*, DR Jardine 18*)
Sat, 05 Jan - day 7 - England 332/7 (159.5 ov) - end of match