result
4th Test, Melbourne, Jan 29 - Feb 2 1898, England tour of Australia
(target 115)323 & 115/2
(f/o) 174 & 263
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Charlie McLeod  b Hearne1-500-
Joe Darling c Hearne b Richardson12-3210-
Clem Hill c Stoddart b Hearne188-305210-
Syd Gregory  b Richardson011000.00
Frank Iredale c †Storer b Hearne0-200-
Monty Noble c & b Hearne4-600-
Harry Trott (c)c †Storer b Hearne7-3500-
Hugh Trumble c Mason b Storer46-15240-
James Kelly c †Storer b Briggs32-6660-
Ernie Jones c Hayward b Hearne20-3720-
Bill Howell not out 9-1000-
Extras(b 3, w 1)4
TOTAL(101.4 Ov, RR: 3.17)323
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Charlie McLeod), 2-25 (Joe Darling), 3-25 (Syd Gregory), 4-26 (Frank Iredale), 5-32 (Monty Noble), 6-58 (Harry Trott), 7-223 (Hugh Trumble), 8-283 (James Kelly), 9-303 (Clem Hill), 10-323 (Ernie Jones)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tom Richardson26210223.92---00
Jack Hearne35.4139862.74---00
Tom Hayward1042402.40---00
Johnny Briggs1743812.23---00
Andrew Stoddart612203.66---00
Bill Storer402416.00---00
Ted Wainwright311103.66---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Archie MacLaren  b Howell8-1700-
Ted Wainwright c Howell b Trott6-1900-
KS Ranjitsinhji c Iredale b Trumble24-2730-
Tom Hayward c Gregory b Noble22-3730-
Frank Druce lbw b Jones24-4430-
Bill Storer c & b Trumble2-1600-
Jack Mason  b Jones30-6520-
Andrew Stoddart (c)c Darling b Jones17-2210-
Johnny Briggs not out 21-4320-
Jack Hearne c Trott b Jones0-100-
Tom Richardson  b Trott20-1940-
Extras0
TOTAL(61.1 Ov, RR: 2.84)174
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Archie MacLaren), 2-16 (Ted Wainwright), 3-60 (KS Ranjitsinhji), 4-60 (Tom Hayward), 5-67 (Bill Storer), 6-103 (Frank Druce), 7-121 (Andrew Stoddart), 8-148 (Jack Mason), 9-148 (Jack Hearne), 10-174 (Tom Richardson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bill Howell1673412.12---00
Harry Trott11.113322.95---00
Monty Noble712113.00---00
Hugh Trumble1543022.00---00
Ernie Jones1225644.66---00
England 2nd INNINGS (FOLLOWING ON)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Johnny Briggs c Darling b Howell23-5210-
Ted Wainwright c McLeod b Jones2-1300-
Archie MacLaren c Iredale b Trumble45-6860-
KS Ranjitsinhji  b Noble55-9720-
Tom Hayward c & b Trumble25-9800-
Andrew Stoddart (c) b Jones25-10020-
Frank Druce c Howell b Trott16-2920-
Jack Mason  b Howell26-9500-
Bill Storer c Darling b McLeod26-5420-
Jack Hearne not out 4-800-
Tom Richardson c Trumble b McLeod2-500-
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 1, w 1)14
TOTAL(114.2 Ov, RR: 2.30)263
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Ted Wainwright), 2-63 (Johnny Briggs), 3-94 (Archie MacLaren), 4-147 (KS Ranjitsinhji), 5-157 (Tom Hayward), 6-192 (Frank Druce), 7-211 (Andrew Stoddart), 8-259 (Jack Mason), 9-259 (Bill Storer), 10-263 (Tom Richardson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bill Howell30125821.93---00
Harry Trott1223913.25---00
Monty Noble1663111.93---00
Hugh Trumble2364021.73---00
Ernie Jones2577022.80---00
Charlie McLeod8.241121.32---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 115 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Charlie McLeod not out 64-9950-
Joe Darling c †Druce b Hayward29-3840-
Clem Hill lbw b Hayward0-800-
Syd Gregory not out 21-5320-
Extras(nb 1)1
TOTAL(39.4 Ov, RR: 2.89)115/2
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Joe Darling), 2-56 (Clem Hill)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jack Hearne731902.71---00
Tom Hayward1042422.40---00
Johnny Briggs613105.16---00
Ted Wainwright922102.33---00
Jack Mason411002.50---00
KS Ranjitsinhji3.41902.45---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1897/98
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 56
Match daysday (0-day match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Charles Bannerman
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Jim Phillips
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 29 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 275/7 (Clem Hill 182*, James Kelly 22*)
Sun, 30 Jan - rest day
Mon, 31 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 7/1 (Johnny Briggs 4*)
Tue, 01 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 254/7 (Jack Mason 25*, Bill Storer 24*)
Wed, 02 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 115/2 (39.4 ov) - end of match