Birmingham v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1878
VenueBournbrook Park, Birmingham on 24th, 25th, 26th June 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersBirmingham: 22; Australians: 11
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresT Rubbra, Swire
Close of play day 1Birmingham (1) 2/1 (Docker 2*, Firth 0*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 56/1 (AC Bannerman 14*, Horan 11*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermannot out31      
C Bannermanc Allen b Barratt17      
TP Horanb Talboys3      
*DW Gregoryb Talboys6      
TW Garrettb Talboys0      
FR Spofforthc Perkins b Talboys16      
WL Murdochb Talboys11      
GH Baileyb Mordaunt8      
+JM Blackhamst Jupp b Mordaunt0      
HF Boyleb Mordaunt0      
FE Allanc Docker b Mordaunt4      
Extras(9 b)9
Total(all out, 143 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (C Bannerman), 2-27 (Horan), 3-37 (Gregory), 4-39 (Garrett), 5-61 (Spofforth), 6-84 (Murdoch), 7-97 (Bailey), 8-97 (Blackham), 9-97 (Boyle), 10-105 (Allan, 143 ov)
Birmingham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Talboys56   37375--
Barratt48   25471--
J Preston sen7   610--
Mordaunt23   2034--
Smallwood9   670--

Birmingham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Dockerb Spofforth6      
C Allenst Blackham b Allan0      
O Firthst Blackham b Spofforth2      
S Talboysrun out0      
+H Juppb Spofforth12      
ED Barrattb Garrett16      
O Mordauntb Spofforth6      
J Brownb Spofforth1      
HE Ratliffb Spofforth0      
JE Williamsb Garrett4      
W Mucklowb Garrett0      
*J Preston senc Allan b Spofforth11      
W Elliottb Spofforth3      
AH Albutb Spofforth6      
J Smallwoodb Allan9      
CM Perkinslbw b Allan8      
TH Pricec C Bannerman b Allan12      
JG Jonesb Allan0      
G Pearsc Horan b Spofforth3      
S Maullinnot out9      
J Preston junc Bailey b Spofforth3      
T Gloverb Allan0      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 92 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Allen), 2-7 (Firth), 3-8 (Talboys), 4-8 (Docker), 5-39 (Jupp), 6-47 (Barratt), 7-48 (Mordaunt), 8-? (Ratliff), 9-? (Williams), 10-51 (Mucklow), 11-60 (Brown), 12-? (Elliott), 13-73 (Albut), 14-74 (J Preston sen), 15-87 (Perkins), 16-103 (Price), 17-? (Jones), 18-? (Pears), 19-? (Smallwood), 20-? (J Preston jun), 21-123 (Glover, 92 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allan25   20176--
Spofforth40   116011--
Garrett20   8233--
Boyle7   4110--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanb Ratliff16      
C Bannermanst Jupp b Barratt31      
TP Horanc J Preston sen b Barratt13      
*DW Gregoryrun out22      
TW Garrettc Price b Mordaunt16      
FR Spofforthb Talboys15      
WL Murdochnot out0      
GH Baileynot out0      
+JM Blackhamdid not bat      
HF Boyledid not bat      
FE Allandid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(6 wickets)116
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (C Bannerman), 2-59 (AC Bannerman), 3-66 (Horan), 4-87 (Garrett), 5-116 (Gregory), 6-116 (Spofforth)
Birmingham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

--> Bowling in the Australians first innings adds 1 run under

Murdoch replaced Blackham (finger injury) as wicket-keeper during the Birmingham innings, Conway fielding as substitute.





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