2nd Test, Sydney, Jan 26-30 1883, England [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
247 & 123
(69.2 ov, target 153)
218 & 83
England won by 69 runs
England 1st Innings
RG Barlow c Murdoch b Spofforth28--20-
CT Studd c †Blackham b Garrett21--10-
CFH Leslie  b Spofforth0--00-
AG Steel  b Garrett17--20-
WW Read c Massie b Bannerman66--90-
W Barnes c †Blackham b Spofforth2--00-
EFS Tylecote run out66--70-
W Bates c McDonnell b Spofforth17--10-
GB Studd  b Palmer3--00-
Hon.IFW Bligh (c) b Palmer13--00-
F Morley not out2--00-
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 1)12
TOTAL(143 Ov, RR: 2.59)247
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Charles Studd), 2-44 (Charles Leslie), 3-67 (Dick Barlow), 4-69 (Allan Steel), 5-75 (Billy Barnes), 6-191 (Edmund Tylecote), 7-223 (Walter Read), 8-224 (Billy Bates), 9-244 (Ivo Bligh), 10-247 (George Studd)
G Giffen1233704.6200
GE Palmer38213821.5000
FR Spofforth51197342.1400
TW Garrett2785423.0000
AC Bannerman1121712.3100
PS McDonnell401606.0000
Australia 1st Innings
G Giffen st †Tylecote b Bates41--30-
AC Bannerman c Bates b Morley94-245130-
WL Murdoch (c)lbw b Steel19--00-
PS McDonnell  b Steel0--00-
TP Horan c Steel b Morley19--10-
HH Massie c Bligh b Steel1--00-
GJ Bonnor c GB Studd b Morley0--00-
JM Blackham  b Barlow27--20-
TW Garrett c Barlow b Morley0--00-
GE Palmer c GB Studd b Barnes7--00-
FR Spofforth not out0--00-
Extras(b 6, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)10
TOTAL(179.1 Ov, RR: 1.82)218
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (George Giffen), 2-140 (Billy Murdoch), 3-140 (Percy McDonnell), 4-176 (Alec Bannerman), 5-177 (Hugh Massie), 6-178 (George Bonnor), 7-196 (Tom Horan), 8-196 (Tom Garrett), 9-218 (Joey Palmer), 10-218 (Jack Blackham)
F Morley34164742.0700
RG Barlow47.1315211.6500
W Bates45205511.8300
W Barnes1362212.5300
CT Studd1411500.5300
AG Steel26142731.5500
England 2nd Innings
CFH Leslie  b Spofforth8--10-
CT Studd  b Spofforth25--20-
RG Barlow c Palmer b Horan24--30-
AG Steel lbw b Spofforth6--00-
WW Read  b Horan21--30-
W Barnes lbw b Spofforth3--00-
EFS Tylecote c Bonnor b Spofforth0--00-
W Bates c Murdoch b Horan4--00-
Hon.IFW Bligh (c)not out17--20-
GB Studd c Garrett b Spofforth8--10-
F Morley  b Spofforth0--00-
Extras(b 5, lb 2)7
TOTAL(80.1 Ov, RR: 2.29)123
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Charles Leslie), 2-45 (Charles Studd), 3-55 (Allan Steel), 4-87 (Walter Read), 5-92 (Dick Barlow), 6-94 (Billy Barnes), 7-97 (Edmund Tylecote), 8-98 (Billy Bates), 9-115 (George Studd), 10-123 (Fred Morley)
FR Spofforth41.1234471.6000
TW Garrett1333103.5700
GE Palmer931903.1600
TP Horan17102231.9400
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 153 runs)
G Giffen  b Barlow7--10-
AC Bannerman c Bligh b Barlow5--10-
WL Murdoch (c)c GB Studd b Morley0--00-
TP Horan run out8--10-
PS McDonnell c Bligh b Morley0--00-
HH Massie c CT Studd b Barlow11--20-
GJ Bonnor  b Barlow8--00-
JM Blackham  b Barlow26--20-
FR Spofforth c Steel b Barlow7--00-
GE Palmer not out2--00-
TW Garrett  b Barlow0--00-
Extras(b 6, lb 2, w 1)9
TOTAL(69.2 Ov, RR: 1.79)83
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (George Giffen), 2-12 (Alec Bannerman), 3-18 (Billy Murdoch), 4-18 (Percy McDonnell), 5-30 (Tom Horan), 6-33 (Hugh Massie), 7-56 (George Bonnor), 8-72 (Frederick Spofforth), 9-80 (Jack Blackham), 10-83 (Tom Garrett)
F Morley35193421.4500
RG Barlow34.2204071.7300
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 12
Match days26,27,29,30 January 1883 (timeless match)
Edward Elliott
John Swift
Balls per over4
Fri, 26 Jan - day 1 - Australia 8/0 (G Giffen 6*, AC Bannerman 1*)
Sat, 27 Jan - day 2 - Australia 133/1 (AC Bannerman 68*, WL Murdoch 17*)
Sun, 28 Jan - rest day
Mon, 29 Jan - day 3 - Australia 0/0 (G Giffen 0*, AC Bannerman 0*)
Tue, 30 Jan - day 4 - Australia 83 (69.2 ov) - end of match
  • After this match, the last of the rubber originally scheduled, some Australian ladies burned a bail, sealed the ashes in an urn and presented it to the victorious captain of the English team. The urn, together with its embroidered velvet bag, is housed in the Memorial Gallery at Lord's.