1st Test, Melbourne, March 15 - 19, 1877, England tour of Australia
245 & 104
(T:154) 196 & 108

Australia won by 45 runs

Australia 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
Charles Bannerman retired hurt 165-285180-
Nat Thomson  b Hill1--00-
Tom Horan c Hill b Shaw12---0-
Dave Gregory (c)run out 1--00-
Bransby Cooper  b Southerton15---0-
Billy Midwinter c Ulyett b Southerton5---0-
Ned Gregory c Greenwood b Lillywhite0--00-
Jack Blackham  b Southerton17---0-
Tom Garrett not out 18---0-
Tom Kendall c Southerton b Shaw3--00-
John Hodges  b Shaw0--00-
Extras(b 4, lb 2, w 2)8
TOTAL169.3 Ov (RR: 1.44)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 hurt), 8-243 (Tom Kendall), 9-245 (John Hodges)
Alfred Shaw55.3345131.37---00
Allen Hill23104212.73---00
George Ulyett25123602.16---00
James Southerton37176132.47---00
Tom Armitage301507.50---20
James Lillywhite (jnr)1451912.03---00
Tom Emmett1271301.62---00
England 1st Innings 
Harry Jupp lbw b Garrett632411912026.14
John Selby c Cooper b Hodges718181038.88
Harry Charlwood c †Blackham b Midwinter3662592058.06
George Ulyett lbw b Thomson1021142047.61
Andrew Greenwood c EJ Gregory b Midwinter12622003.84
Tom Armitage c †Blackham b Midwinter931241029.03
Alfred Shaw  b Midwinter1028220035.71
Tom Emmett  b Midwinter832250025.00
Allen Hill not out 3547413074.46
James Lillywhite (jnr) (c)c & b Kendall1015141066.66
James Southerton c Cooper b Garrett621210028.57
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL136.1 Ov (RR: 1.43)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)
John Hodges902714.50---00
Tom Garrett18.1102221.80---00
Tom Kendall38165412.13---00
Billy Midwinter54237852.16---00
Nat Thomson17101411.23---00
Australia 2nd Innings 
Charles Bannerman  b Ulyett41081040.00
Nat Thomson c Emmett b Shaw726260026.92
Tom Horan c †Selby b Hill2032282062.50
Tom Garrett c Emmett b Shaw087000.00
Bransby Cooper  b Shaw316140018.75
Billy Midwinter c Southerton b Ulyett1773681023.28
Ned Gregory c Emmett b Ulyett1131261035.48
Jack Blackham lbw b Shaw620160030.00
Dave Gregory (c) b Shaw315140020.00
Tom Kendall not out 1722223077.27
John Hodges  b Lillywhite818181044.44
Extras(b 5, lb 3)8
TOTAL68 Ov (RR: 1.52)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)
Alfred Shaw34163851.67---00
George Ulyett1973933.07---00
Allen Hill1461811.92---00
James Lillywhite (jnr)10111.50---00
England 2nd Innings (T: 154 runs)
Allen Hill c Thomson b Kendall021000.00
Andrew Greenwood c Midwinter b Kendall55500100.00
Harry Jupp lbw b Midwinter417180023.52
Harry Charlwood  b Kendall1317161076.47
John Selby c Horan b Hodges3881814046.91
George Ulyett  b Kendall2462471038.70
Alfred Shaw st †Blackham b Kendall2950022.22
Tom Armitage c †Blackham b Kendall33231009.37
Tom Emmett  b Kendall927280033.33
James Lillywhite (jnr) (c) b Hodges4640066.66
James Southerton not out 17120014.28
Extras(b 4, lb 1)5
TOTAL66.1 Ov (RR: 1.63)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)
Tom Kendall33.1125572.48---00
Billy Midwinter1972311.81---00
Dave Gregory51902.70---00
Tom Garrett20906.75---00
John Hodges75721.50---00
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Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 166/6 (Charles Bannerman 126*, Jack Blackham 3*)
Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 109/4 (Harry Jupp 54*)
Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 83/9 (Tom Kendall 5*, John Hodges 3*)
Sun, 18 Mar - rest day
Mon, 19 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 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
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