1st Test, Sydney, Dec 13 - 17 1897, England tour of Australia
(28 ov, target 95)551 & 96/1
(f/o) 237 & 408
England won by 9 wickets
England 1st INNINGS
Jack Mason  b Jones6-2510-
Archie MacLaren (c)c †Kelly b McLeod109-189150-
Tom Hayward c Trott b Trumble72-116100-
Bill Storer c & b Trott43-9071-
Frank Druce c Gregory b McLeod20-35-0-
George Hirst  b Jones62-10081-
Ranji c Gregory b McKibbin175-223260-
Ted Wainwright  b Jones10-40-0-
Jack Hearne c & b McLeod17-50-0-
Johnny Briggs run out 1-500-
Tom Richardson not out 24-31-0-
Extras(lb 11, w 1)12
TOTAL(175 Ov, RR: 3.14)551
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Jack Mason), 2-162 (Tom Hayward), 3-224 (Archie MacLaren), 4-256 (Frank Druce), 5-258 (Bill Storer), 6-382 (George Hirst), 7-422 (Ted Wainwright), 8-471 (Jack Hearne), 9-477 (Johnny Briggs), 10-551 (Ranji)
Tom McKibbin34511313.32---00
Ernie Jones50813032.60---00
Charlie McLeod28128032.85---00
Hugh Trumble40713813.45---00
Harry Trott2327813.39---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
Joe Darling c Druce b Richardson7-16-0-
John Lyons  b Richardson3-3500-
Frank Iredale c Druce b Hearne25-57-0-
Clem Hill  b Hearne19-40-0-
Syd Gregory c Mason b Hearne46-91-0-
Harry Trott (c) b Briggs10-45-0-
James Kelly  b Richardson1-300-
Hugh Trumble c †Storer b Mason70-138130-
Charlie McLeod not out 50-10580-
Tom McKibbin  b Hearne0-500-
Ernie Jones c Richardson b Hearne0-200-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 4)6
TOTAL(100.1 Ov, RR: 2.36)237
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Joe Darling), 2-24 (John Lyons), 3-56 (Frank Iredale), 4-57 (Clem Hill), 5-86 (Harry Trott), 6-87 (James Kelly), 7-138 (Syd Gregory), 8-228 (Hugh Trumble), 9-237 (Tom McKibbin), 10-237 (Ernie Jones)
Tom Richardson2787132.62---00
George Hirst2875702.03---00
Jack Hearne20.174252.08---00
Johnny Briggs2074212.10---00
Tom Hayward311103.66---00
Jack Mason21814.00---00
Joe Darling c Druce b Briggs101-194190-
Frank Iredale  b Briggs18-55-0-
Charlie McLeod run out 26-95-0-
Clem Hill  b Hearne96-143110-
Syd Gregory run out 31-58-0-
Hugh Trumble c Druce b Hearne2-200-
John Lyons c Hayward b Hearne25-30-0-
Harry Trott (c) b Richardson27-60-0-
James Kelly not out 46-63-0-
Ernie Jones lbw b Richardson3-500-
Tom McKibbin  b Hearne6-10-0-
Extras(b 12, lb 1, nb 10, w 4)27
TOTAL(121 Ov, RR: 3.37)408
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Frank Iredale), 2-135 (Charlie McLeod), 3-191 (Joe Darling), 4-269 (Syd Gregory), 5-271 (Hugh Trumble), 6-318 (John Lyons), 7-321 (Clem Hill), 8-382 (Harry Trott), 9-390 (Ernie Jones), 10-408 (Tom McKibbin)
Tom Richardson41912122.95---00
George Hirst1334903.76---00
Jack Hearne3889942.60---00
Johnny Briggs2238623.90---00
Tom Hayward511603.20---00
Jack Mason201005.00---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 95 runs)
Archie MacLaren (c)not out 50-68-0-
Jack Mason  b McKibbin32-60-0-
Ranji not out 8-7-0-
Extras(b 5, nb 1)6
TOTAL(28 Ov, RR: 3.42)96/1
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Jack Mason)
Hugh Trumble1444002.85---00
Tom McKibbin512214.40---00
Ernie Jones912803.11---00
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 53
Match daysday (0-day match)
Test debut
Bill Storer
Bill Storer
Frank Druce
Frank Druce
George Hirst
George Hirst
Jack Mason
Jack Mason
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Charles Bannerman
Australia Image
Jim Phillips
Mon, 13 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 337/5 (George Hirst 37*, Ranji 39*)
Tue, 14 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 86/5 (Syd Gregory 18*)
Wed, 15 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 126/1 (Joe Darling 80*, Charlie McLeod 20*)
Thu, 16 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 30/0 (Archie MacLaren 16*, Jack Mason 13*)
Fri, 17 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 96/1 (28 ov) - end of match
  • Ranjitsinhji, although ill, emulated H Graham by scoring a hundred in his first Test in Australia having done so in England.
  • MacLaren, deputising for AE Stoddart whose mother had died, scored a hundred in his first Test as captain.
  • Darling had the distinction of being the first left-hander to score a hundred in a Test match.
  • McLeod was run out by Storer when he left his crease after being bowled by a no-ball. His deafness prevented him from hearing the umpire's call.
  • Kelly became the first wicket-keeper to prevent any byes in a total of over 500.