1st Test, Sydney, Dec 13-17 1897, England tour of Australia
(28 ov, target 95)
551 & 96/1
237 & 408
England won by 9 wickets
England 1st Innings
JR Mason  b Jones6-2510-
AC MacLaren (c)c †Kelly b McLeod109-189150-
TW Hayward c Trott b Trumble72-116100-
W Storer c & b Trott43-9071-
NF Druce c Gregory b McLeod20-35-0-
GH Hirst  b Jones62-10081-
KS Ranjitsinhji c Gregory b McKibbin175-223260-
E Wainwright  b Jones10-40-0-
JT Hearne c & b McLeod17-50-0-
J Briggs run out1-500-
T Richardson not out24-31-0-
Extras(lb 11, w 1)12
TOTAL(175 Ov, RR: 3.14)551
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Jack Mason), 2-162 (Tom Hayward), 3-224 (Archie MacLaren), 4-256 (Frank Druce), 5-258 (Bill Storer), 6-382 (George Hirst), 7-422 (Ted Wainwright), 8-471 (Jack Hearne), 9-477 (Johnny Briggs), 10-551 (Ranji)
TR McKibbin34511313.3200
E Jones50813032.6000
CE McLeod28128032.8500
H Trumble40713813.4500
GHS Trott2327813.3900
Australia 1st Innings
J Darling c Druce b Richardson7-16-0-
JJ Lyons  b Richardson3-3500-
FA Iredale c Druce b Hearne25-57-0-
C Hill  b Hearne19-40-0-
SE Gregory c Mason b Hearne46-91-0-
GHS Trott (c) b Briggs10-45-0-
JJ Kelly  b Richardson1-300-
H Trumble c †Storer b Mason70-138130-
CE McLeod not out50-10580-
TR McKibbin  b Hearne0-500-
E Jones c Richardson b Hearne0-200-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 4)6
TOTAL(100.1 Ov, RR: 2.36)237
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Joe Darling), 2-24 (John Lyons), 3-56 (Frank Iredale), 4-57 (Clem Hill), 5-86 (Harry Trott), 6-87 (James Kelly), 7-138 (Syd Gregory), 8-228 (Hugh Trumble), 9-237 (Tom McKibbin), 10-237 (Ernie Jones)
T Richardson2787132.6200
GH Hirst2875702.0300
JT Hearne20.174252.0800
J Briggs2074212.1000
TW Hayward311103.6600
JR Mason21814.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (following on)
J Darling c Druce b Briggs101-194190-
FA Iredale  b Briggs18-55-0-
CE McLeod run out26-95-0-
C Hill  b Hearne96-143110-
SE Gregory run out31-58-0-
H Trumble c Druce b Hearne2-200-
JJ Lyons c Hayward b Hearne25-30-0-
GHS Trott (c) b Richardson27-60-0-
JJ Kelly not out46-63-0-
E Jones lbw b Richardson3-500-
TR McKibbin  b Hearne6-10-0-
Extras(b 12, lb 1, nb 10, w 4)27
TOTAL(121 Ov, RR: 3.37)408
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Frank Iredale), 2-135 (Charlie McLeod), 3-191 (Joe Darling), 4-269 (Syd Gregory), 5-271 (Hugh Trumble), 6-318 (John Lyons), 7-321 (Clem Hill), 8-382 (Harry Trott), 9-390 (Ernie Jones), 10-408 (Tom McKibbin)
T Richardson41912122.9500
GH Hirst1334903.7600
JT Hearne3889942.6000
J Briggs2238623.9000
TW Hayward511603.2000
JR Mason201005.0000
England 2nd Innings (target: 95 runs)
AC MacLaren (c)not out50-68-0-
JR Mason  b McKibbin32-60-0-
KS Ranjitsinhji not out8-7-0-
Extras(b 5, nb 1)6
TOTAL(28 Ov, RR: 3.42)96/1
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Jack Mason)
H Trumble1444002.8500
TR McKibbin512214.4000
E Jones912803.1100
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 53
Match days13,14,15,16,17 December 1897 (timeless match)
Test debut
Jack Mason
Bill Storer
Frank Druce
George Hirst
Jim Phillips
Charles Bannerman
Mon, 13 Dec - day 1 - England 337/5 (GH Hirst 37*, KS Ranjitsinhji 39*)
Tue, 14 Dec - day 2 - Australia 86/5 (SE Gregory 18*)
Wed, 15 Dec - day 3 - Australia 126/1 (J Darling 80*, CE McLeod 20*)
Thu, 16 Dec - day 4 - England 30/0 (AC MacLaren 16*, JR Mason 13*)
Fri, 17 Dec - day 5 - England 96/1 (28 ov) - end of match
  • Ranjitsinhji, although ill, emulated H Graham by scoring a hundred in his first Test in Australia having done so in England.
  • MacLaren, deputising for AE Stoddart whose mother had died, scored a hundred in his first Test as captain.
  • Darling had the distinction of being the first left-hander to score a hundred in a Test match.
  • McLeod was run out by Storer when he left his crease after being bowled by a no-ball. His deafness prevented him from hearing the umpire's call.
  • Kelly became the first wicket-keeper to prevent any byes in a total of over 500.