1st Test, Melbourne, Mar 15-19 1877, England tour of Australia
245 & 104
(66.1 ov, target 154)
196 & 108
Australia won by 45 runs
Australia 1st Innings
C Bannerman retired hurt165-285180-
NFD Thomson  b Hill1--00-
TP Horan c Hill b Shaw12---0-
DW Gregory (c)run out1--00-
BB Cooper  b Southerton15---0-
WE Midwinter c Ulyett b Southerton5---0-
EJ Gregory c Greenwood b Lillywhite0--00-
JM Blackham  b Southerton17---0-
TW Garrett not out18---0-
TK Kendall c Southerton b Shaw3--00-
JR Hodges  b Shaw0--00-
Extras(b 4, lb 2, w 2)8
TOTAL(169.3 Ov, RR: 2.16)245
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Nat Thomson), 2-40 (Tom Horan), 3-41 (Dave Gregory), 4-118 (Bransby Cooper), 5-142 (Billy Midwinter), 6-143 (Ned Gregory), 7-197 (Jack Blackham), 7-240* (Charles Bannerman, retired not out ), 8-243 (Tom Kendall), 9-245 (John Hodges)
A Shaw55.3345131.3700
A Hill23104212.7300
G Ulyett25123602.1600
J Southerton37176132.4700
T Armitage301507.5020
James Lillywhitejnr1451912.0300
T Emmett1271301.6200
England 1st Innings
H Jupp lbw b Garrett632411912026.14
J Selby c Cooper b Hodges718181038.88
HRJ Charlwood c †Blackham b Midwinter3662592058.06
G Ulyett lbw b Thomson1021142047.61
A Greenwood c EJ Gregory b Midwinter12622003.84
T Armitage c †Blackham b Midwinter931241029.03
A Shaw  b Midwinter1028220035.71
T Emmett  b Midwinter832250025.00
A Hill not out3547413074.46
James Lillywhitejnr (c)c & b Kendall1015141066.66
J Southerton c Cooper b Garrett621210028.57
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL(136.1 Ov, RR: 2.15)196
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (John Selby), 2-79 (Harry Charlwood), 3-98 (George Ulyett), 4-109 (Andrew Greenwood), 5-121 (Tom Armitage), 6-135 (Alfred Shaw), 7-145 (Harry Jupp), 8-145 (Tom Emmett), 9-168 (James Lillywhite (jnr)), 10-196 (James Southerton)
JR Hodges902714.5000
TW Garrett18.1102221.8000
TK Kendall38165412.1300
WE Midwinter54237852.1600
NFD Thomson17101411.2300
Australia 2nd Innings
C Bannerman  b Ulyett41081040.00
NFD Thomson c Emmett b Shaw726260026.92
TP Horan c †Selby b Hill2032282062.50
TW Garrett c Emmett b Shaw087000.00
BB Cooper  b Shaw316140018.75
WE Midwinter c Southerton b Ulyett1773681023.28
EJ Gregory c Emmett b Ulyett1131261035.48
JM Blackham lbw b Shaw620160030.00
DW Gregory (c) b Shaw315140020.00
TK Kendall not out1722223077.27
JR Hodges  b Lillywhite818181044.44
Extras(b 5, lb 3)8
TOTAL(68 Ov, RR: 2.29)104
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Charles Bannerman), 2-27 (Nat Thomson), 3-31 (Tom Garrett), 4-31 (Tom Horan), 5-35 (Bransby Cooper), 6-58 (Ned Gregory), 7-71 (Jack Blackham), 8-75 (Billy Midwinter), 9-75 (Dave Gregory), 10-104 (John Hodges)
A Shaw34163851.6700
G Ulyett1973933.0700
A Hill1461811.9200
James Lillywhitejnr10111.5000
England 2nd Innings (target: 154 runs)
A Hill c Thomson b Kendall021000.00
A Greenwood c Midwinter b Kendall55500100.00
H Jupp lbw b Midwinter417180023.52
HRJ Charlwood  b Kendall1317161076.47
J Selby c Horan b Hodges3881814046.91
G Ulyett  b Kendall2462471038.70
A Shaw st †Blackham b Kendall2950022.22
T Armitage c †Blackham b Kendall33231009.37
T Emmett  b Kendall927280033.33
James Lillywhitejnr (c) b Hodges4640066.66
J Southerton not out17120014.28
Extras(b 4, lb 1)5
TOTAL(66.1 Ov, RR: 2.44)108
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Allen Hill), 2-7 (Andrew Greenwood), 3-20 (Harry Jupp), 4-22 (Harry Charlwood), 5-62 (George Ulyett), 6-68 (Alfred Shaw), 7-92 (John Selby), 8-93 (Tom Armitage), 9-100 (James Lillywhite (jnr)), 10-108 (Tom Emmett)
TK Kendall33.1125572.4800
WE Midwinter1972311.8100
DW Gregory51902.7000
TW Garrett20906.7500
JR Hodges75721.5000
Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Australia 166/6 (C Bannerman 126*, JM Blackham 3*)
Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 109/4 (H Jupp 54*)
Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - Australia 83/9 (TK Kendall 5*, JR Hodges 3*)
Sun, 18 Mar - rest day
Mon, 19 Mar - day 4 - England 108 (66.1 ov) - end of match
  • Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test delivery to Charles Bannerman, who went on to become the first Test centurion. Hill had both the first Test wicket and the first catch. Midwinter picked up the first 5 wicket haul, and Blackham had the first stumping.
  • W.Newing fielded for Bannerman.
  • Southerton is still the oldest Test debutant at 49 years 119 days.
  • Bannerman scored 69.6% of his side's runs from the bat - still a record in Test matches - his 165 took about 290 minutes and included 18 fours.
  • C Bannerman retired hurt at 240/7 (split the index finger on his right hand by a ball from Ulyett)
  • Attendances on the four 4 days were approximately 4500, 4000 10000, 2000