1st Test, Melbourne, Dec 31 1881 - Jan 4 1882, England tour of Australia
294 & 308
(55 ov, target 283)
320 & 127/3
Match drawn (by agreement)
England 1st Innings
RG Barlow c Bannerman b Palmer0-400-
G Ulyett c McDonnell b Cooper87-13561-
J Selby run out55-14020-
W Bates c Giffen b Boyle58--70-
A Shrewsburysnr c †Blackham b Evans11--10-
WE Midwinter  b Evans36--40-
T Emmett  b Evans5--00-
WH Scotton run out21--00-
A Shaw (c)c Boyle b Cooper5--00-
R Pilling c Giffen b Cooper5--00-
E Peate not out4--10-
Extras(lb 6, nb 1)7
TOTAL(170.2 Ov, RR: 2.58)294
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Dick Barlow), 2-142 (George Ulyett), 3-151 (John Selby), 4-187 (Arthur Shrewsbury), 5-227 (Billy Bates), 6-232 (Tom Emmett), 7-277 (Billy Midwinter), 8-284 (Alfred Shaw), 9-289 (Dick Pilling), 10-294 (William Scotton)
GE Palmer3697313.0400
E Evans71358131.7100
WH Cooper32.288033.6900
HF Boyle1891811.5000
G Giffen301206.0000
AC Bannerman1032303.4500
Australia 1st Innings
HH Massie st †Pilling b Midwinter2--00-
AC Bannerman  b Ulyett38--10-
WL Murdoch (c) b Ulyett39--30-
PS McDonnell  b Midwinter19--20-
TP Horan run out124-25060-
G Giffen  b Emmett30-15010-
JM Blackham  b Emmett2--00-
GE Palmer c †Pilling b Bates34--30-
E Evans  b Bates3--00-
HF Boyle not out4--00-
WH Cooper st †Pilling b Peate7--00-
Extras(b 4, lb 11, w 3)18
TOTAL(237 Ov, RR: 2.02)320
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Hugh Massie), 2-82 (Alec Bannerman), 3-97 (Billy Murdoch), 4-113 (Percy McDonnell), 5-220 (George Giffen), 6-226 (Jack Blackham), 7-305 (Joey Palmer), 8-309 (Edwin Evans), 9-309 (Tom Horan), 10-320 (William Cooper)
E Peate59246411.6200
WE Midwinter39215021.9200
W Bates41204321.5700
T Emmett35126122.6100
G Ulyett2054123.0700
RG Barlow23132201.4300
A Shaw20112101.5700
England 2nd Innings
RG Barlow st †Blackham b Palmer33--10-
G Ulyett st †Blackham b Cooper23--30-
J Selby c Boyle b Cooper70-16550-
W Bates c Bannerman b Cooper47--20-
A Shrewsburysnr  b Cooper16--00-
WE Midwinter c Massie b Cooper4--10-
T Emmett  b Cooper6--10-
WH Scotton not out50--30-
A Shaw (c)c Cooper b Boyle40--30-
R Pilling  b Palmer3--00-
E Peate run out2--00-
Extras(b 7, lb 2, nb 5)14
TOTAL(229.3 Ov, RR: 2.01)308
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (George Ulyett), 2-96 (Dick Barlow), 3-179 (Billy Bates), 4-183 (John Selby), 5-188 (Billy Midwinter), 6-197 (Tom Emmett), 7-217 (Arthur Shrewsbury), 8-300 (Alfred Shaw), 9-304 (Dick Pilling), 10-308 (Ted Peate)
GE Palmer77197721.5000
E Evans73456301.2900
WH Cooper611912062.9500
HF Boyle14.361911.9300
PS McDonnell411505.6200
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 283 runs)
JM Blackham  b Bates25--20-
AC Bannerman  b Ulyett8--10-
TP Horan c Emmett b Bates26--40-
WL Murdoch (c)not out22--30-
PS McDonnell not out33--41-
Extras(b 9, lb 3, w 1)13
TOTAL(55 Ov, RR: 3.46)127/3
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Alec Bannerman), 2-70 (Tom Horan), 3-72 (Jack Blackham)
E Peate1152203.0000
W Bates1334324.9600
T Emmett16111901.7800
G Ulyett1533013.0000
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 5
Match days31 December 1881, 2,3,4 January 1882 (timeless match)
Test debut
Hugh Massie
George Giffen
Edwin Evans
William Cooper
Dick Barlow
Billy Bates
Arthur Shrewsbury
William Scotton
Dick Pilling
Ted Peate
James Lillywhite (jnr)
John Swift
Balls per over4
Sat, 31 Dec - day 1 - England 294
Sun, 01 Jan - rest day
Mon, 02 Jan - day 2 - Australia 277/6 (TP Horan 106*, GE Palmer 23*)
Tue, 03 Jan - day 3 - England 238/7 (WH Scotton 13*, A Shaw 14*)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 4 - Australia 127/3 (55 ov) - end of match
  • WE Midwinter made his debut for England having played for Australia in the first two Test matches.