3rd Test, The Oval, Aug 11-13 1884, Australia tour of England
346 & 85/2 (26 ov)
Match drawn
Australia 1st Innings
AC Bannerman c Read b Peate48-1050.00
PS McDonnell c Ulyett b Peate103168-14061.30
WL Murdoch (c)c Peate b Barnes21152549024040.19
HJH Scott c †Lyttelton b Barnes10221621015047.22
G Giffen c Steel b Ulyett3294-2034.04
GJ Bonnor c Read b Grace829-0027.58
WE Midwinter c †Grace b Lyttelton3094-4031.91
JM Blackham lbw b Lyttelton3165-3047.69
GE Palmer not out831-0025.80
FR Spofforth  b Lyttelton49-1044.44
HF Boyle c Harris b Lyttelton15-0020.00
Extras(b 7, lb 10)17
TOTAL(311 Ov, RR: 2.65)551
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Alec Bannerman), 2-158 (Percy McDonnell), 3-365 (Tup Scott), 4-432 (George Giffen), 5-454 (George Bonnor), 6-494 (Billy Murdoch), 7-532 (Billy Midwinter), 8-545 (Jack Blackham), 9-549 (Frederick Spofforth), 10-551 (Harry Boyle)
E Peate63259922.3500
G Ulyett56249612.5700
AG Steel3477103.1300
W Barnes52258122.3300
RG Barlow50227202.1600
WG Grace24142311.4300
WW Read703607.7100
WH Scotton512006.0000
Lord Harris511504.5000
Hon.A Lyttelton1251942.3700
A Shrewsburysnr32201.0000
England 1st Innings
WG Grace run out1932-3059.37
WH Scotton c Scott b Giffen903753409024.00
W Barnes c Midwinter b Spofforth1931-2061.29
A Shrewsburysnr c †Blackham b Midwinter1033-2030.30
AG Steel lbw b Palmer3173-3042.46
G Ulyett c Bannerman b Palmer1031-0032.25
RG Barlow c Murdoch b Palmer01-000.00
Lord Harris (c)lbw b Palmer1435-1040.00
Hon.A Lyttelton  b Spofforth827-0029.62
WW Read  b Boyle11715512020075.48
E Peate not out42-10200.00
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 3, w 6)24
TOTAL(198 Ov, RR: 2.62)346
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (W.G. Grace), 2-60 (Billy Barnes), 3-75 (Arthur Shrewsbury), 4-120 (Allan Steel), 5-136 (George Ulyett), 6-136 (Dick Barlow), 7-160 (Lord Harris), 8-181 (Alfred Lyttelton), 9-332 (William Scotton), 10-346 (Walter Read)
GJ Bonnor1343303.8000
GE Palmer54199042.5000
FR Spofforth58318122.0900
HF Boyle1372412.7600
WE Midwinter31164111.9800
G Giffen26133612.0700
HJH Scott301708.5000
England 2nd Innings (following on)
RG Barlow not out2146-2045.65
Hon.A Lyttelton  b Boyle1713-10130.76
A Shrewsburysnr c Scott b Giffen3733-80112.12
Lord Harris (c)not out612-0050.00
Extras(b 3, lb 1)4
TOTAL(26 Ov, RR: 4.9)85/2
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Alfred Lyttelton), 2-73 (Arthur Shrewsbury)
GE Palmer21201.5000
FR Spofforth621403.5000
HF Boyle813216.0000
WE Midwinter301507.5000
G Giffen711813.8500
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 16
Match days11,12,13 August 1884 (3-day match)
Charles Pullin
Frank Farrands
Balls per over4
Mon, 11 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 363/2 (WL Murdoch 145*, HJH Scott 101*)
Tue, 12 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 71/2 (WH Scotton 21*, A Shrewsbury 6*)
Wed, 13 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 85/2 (26 ov) - end of match
  • WL Murdoch scored the first double-century in Test cricket. His stand with Scott of 207 was a Test record for any wicket.
  • WW Read reached his hundred in 113 minutes with 36 scoring strokes.
  • For the first time in Test cricket all eleven players bowled during Australia's innings, Grace keeping wicket while Lyttelton took four wickets with lobs.
  • Declarations were not permitted until 1889.