1st Test, Melbourne, December 31, 1881 - January 04, 1882, England tour of Australia
294 & 308
(T:283) 320 & 127/3

Match drawn

England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
Dick Barlow c Bannerman b Palmer0-400-
George Ulyett c McDonnell b Cooper87-13561-
John Selby run out 55-14020-
Billy Bates c Giffen b Boyle58--70-
Arthur Shrewsbury c †Blackham b Evans11--10-
Billy Midwinter  b Evans36--40-
Tom Emmett  b Evans5--00-
William Scotton run out 21--00-
Alfred Shaw (c)c Boyle b Cooper5--00-
Dick Pilling c Giffen b Cooper5--00-
Ted Peate not out 4--10-
Extras(lb 6, nb 1)7
TOTAL170.2 Ov (RR: 1.72)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)
Joey Palmer3697313.04---00
Edwin Evans71358131.71---00
William Cooper32.288033.69---00
Harry Boyle1891811.50---00
George Giffen301206.00---00
Alec Bannerman1032303.45---00
Australia 1st Innings 
Hugh Massie st †Pilling b Midwinter2--00-
Alec Bannerman  b Ulyett38--10-
Billy Murdoch (c) b Ulyett39--30-
Percy McDonnell  b Midwinter19--20-
Tom Horan run out 124-25060-
George Giffen  b Emmett30-15010-
Jack Blackham  b Emmett2--00-
Joey Palmer c †Pilling b Bates34--30-
Edwin Evans  b Bates3--00-
Harry Boyle not out 4--00-
William Cooper st †Pilling b Peate7--00-
Extras(b 4, lb 11, w 3)18
TOTAL237 Ov (RR: 1.35)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)
Ted Peate59246411.62---00
Billy Midwinter39215021.92---00
Billy Bates41204321.57---00
Tom Emmett35126122.61---00
George Ulyett2054123.07---00
Dick Barlow23132201.43---00
Alfred Shaw20112101.57---00
England 2nd Innings 
Dick Barlow st †Blackham b Palmer33--10-
George Ulyett st †Blackham b Cooper23--30-
John Selby c Boyle b Cooper70-16550-
Billy Bates c Bannerman b Cooper47--20-
Arthur Shrewsbury  b Cooper16--00-
Billy Midwinter c Massie b Cooper4--10-
Tom Emmett  b Cooper6--10-
William Scotton not out 50--30-
Alfred Shaw (c)c Cooper b Boyle40--30-
Dick Pilling  b Palmer3--00-
Ted Peate run out 2--00-
Extras(b 7, lb 2, nb 5)14
TOTAL229.3 Ov (RR: 1.34)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)
Joey Palmer77197721.50---00
Edwin Evans73456301.29---00
William Cooper611912062.95---00
Harry Boyle14.361911.93---00
Percy McDonnell411505.62---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 283 runs)
Jack Blackham  b Bates25--20-
Alec Bannerman  b Ulyett8--10-
Tom Horan c Emmett b Bates26--40-
Billy Murdoch (c)not out 22--30-
Percy McDonnell not out 33--41-
Extras(b 9, lb 3, w 1)13
TOTAL55 Ov (RR: 2.30)127/3
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Alec Bannerman), 2-70 (Tom Horan), 3-72 (Jack Blackham)
Ted Peate1152203.00---00
Billy Bates1334324.96---00
Tom Emmett16111901.78---00
George Ulyett1533013.00---00
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TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 5
Match daysday (0-day match)
Test debut
Edwin Evans
Edwin Evans
George Giffen
George Giffen
Hugh Massie
Hugh Massie
William Cooper
William Cooper
Arthur Shrewsbury
Arthur Shrewsbury
Ted Peate
Ted Peate
Dick Pilling
Dick Pilling
Dick Barlow
Dick Barlow
Billy Bates
Billy Bates
William Scotton
William Scotton
James Lillywhite (jnr)
John Swift
Balls per over4
Sat, 31 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 294
Sun, 01 Jan - rest day
Mon, 02 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 277/6 (Tom Horan 106*, Joey Palmer 23*)
Tue, 03 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 238/7 (William Scotton 13*, Alfred Shaw 14*)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 127/3 (55 ov) - end of match
  • WE Midwinter made his debut for England having played for Australia in the first two Test matches.
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