1st Test, Melbourne, Jan 19 - 22 1883, England [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
(69 ov)(f/o) 114 & 153
England won by an innings and 27 runs
England 1st INNINGS
Dick Barlow  b Palmer14--10-
Charles Studd  b Palmer14--10-
Charles Leslie run out 54--20-
Allan Steel c McDonnell b Giffen39--10-
Walter Read c & b Palmer75-19080-
Billy Barnes  b Giffen32--40-
Edmund Tylecote  b Giffen0--00-
Ivo Bligh (c) b Giffen0--00-
Billy Bates c Horan b Palmer55-9540-
George Studd  b Palmer1--00-
Fred Morley not out 0--00-
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 4)10
TOTAL(183.3 Ov, RR: 2.40)294
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Charles Studd), 2-35 (Dick Barlow), 3-106 (Charles Leslie), 4-131 (Allan Steel), 5-193 (Billy Barnes), 6-199 (Edmund Tylecote), 7-199 (Ivo Bligh), 8-287 (Billy Bates), 9-293 (Walter Read), 10-294 (George Studd)
Frederick Spofforth34115702.51---00
Joey Palmer66.32510352.31---00
George Giffen49138942.72---00
Tom Garrett34163501.54---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
Hugh Massie  b Barlow43-4070-
Alec Bannerman  b Bates14-10500-
Billy Murdoch (c)not out 19-15010-
Tom Horan c & b Barnes3--00-
Percy McDonnell  b Bates3--00-
George Giffen c & b Bates011000.00
George Bonnor c Read b Bates011000.00
Jack Blackham  b Barnes5--00-
Tom Garrett  b Bates10--01-
Joey Palmer  b Bates7--10-
Frederick Spofforth  b Bates0--00-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 1)10
TOTAL(98.2 Ov, RR: 1.73)114
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Hugh Massie), 2-72 (Alec Bannerman), 3-75 (Tom Horan), 4-78 (Percy McDonnell), 5-78 (George Giffen), 6-78 (George Bonnor), 7-85 (Jack Blackham), 8-104 (Tom Garrett), 9-114 (Joey Palmer), 10-114 (Frederick Spofforth)
Charles Studd412208.25---00
Fred Morley23161300.84---00
Billy Barnes2373222.08---00
Dick Barlow2218910.61---00
Billy Bates26.2142871.58---00
Billy Murdoch (c) b Bates17--20-
Alec Bannerman c Bligh b Bates14--10-
Jack Blackham  b Barlow6--00-
George Bonnor c Morley b Barlow34--23-
Tom Horan c Morley b Bates15--10-
Percy McDonnell  b Bates13--10-
Hugh Massie c CT Studd b Barlow10--10-
George Giffen c Bligh b Bates19--20-
Tom Garrett c Barnes b Bates6--00-
Joey Palmer c GB Studd b Bates4--10-
Frederick Spofforth not out 14--30-
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL(69 Ov, RR: 3.32)153
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Billy Murdoch), 2-28 (Jack Blackham), 3-66 (George Bonnor), 4-72 (Alec Bannerman), 5-93 (Tom Horan), 6-104 (Hugh Massie), 7-113 (Percy McDonnell), 8-132 (George Giffen), 9-139 (Tom Garrett), 10-153 (Joey Palmer)
Fred Morley20705.25---00
Billy Barnes31402.00---00
Dick Barlow3166733.24---00
Billy Bates33147473.36---00
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 11
Match days19,20,22 January 1883 - day (0-day match)
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Edward Elliott
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John Swift
Balls per over4
Fri, 19 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 248/7 (Walter Read 51*, Billy Bates 35*)
Sat, 20 Jan - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 28/1 (Alec Bannerman 5*, Jack Blackham 6*)
Sun, 21 Jan - rest day
Mon, 22 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 153 (69 ov) - end of match
  • W Bates achieved the first Test hat-trick by an England bowler when he dismissed McDonnell, Giffen and Bonnor in the first innings. He went on to become the first player to score a fifty and take ten or more wickets in the same Test match.
  • This was the first victory by an innings margin in a Test match.