Northamptonshire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1938
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 18th, 19th, 20th May 1938 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 77 runs
UmpiresF Chester, A Dolphin
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 126/0 (Brown 44*, Badcock 72*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 139/3 (Timms 5*, Brookes 0*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WA Brownnot out194      
CL Badcockc James b Partridge72      
*DG Bradmanc James b Partridge2      
SJ McCabec Merritt b Partridge13      
AG Chipperfieldlbw b Timms18      
MG Waitelbw b Timms43      
+BA Barnettlbw b Timms1      
CW Walkernot out29      
ECS Whitedid not bat      
FA Warddid not bat      
LO Fleetwood-Smithdid not bat      
Extras(22 b, 12 lb)34
Total(6 wickets, declared, 119 overs)406
Fall of wickets:
1-131, 2-143, 3-165, 4-206, 5-304, 6-306
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge36   7823--
Herbert30   6750--
Timms20   4683--
Nelson14   1560--
Merritt16   0810--
O'Brien3   0100--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RP Nelsonb Waite74      
HW Greenwoodrun out24      
AW Snowdenc Chipperfield b Ward28      
JE Timmslbw b Ward5      
D Brookesb Ward37      
GB Cuthbertsonb Ward4      
FP O'Brienc and b Chipperfield5      
+KC Jamesc Brown b Ward2      
WE Merrittnot out5      
RJ Partridgest Barnett b Ward0      
EJ Herbertb Fleetwood-Smith1      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 80.1 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-132, 3-134, 4-139, 5-153, 6-174, 7-183, 8-189, 9-189, 10-194 (80.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Waite15   4411--
McCabe13   4220--
Ward28   7756--
Chipperfield13   6141--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*RP Nelsonb Fleetwood-Smith10      
HW Greenwoodb McCabe43      
AW Snowdenb Waite13      
JE Timmsb Waite5      
D Brookeslbw b McCabe15      
GB Cuthbertsonb McCabe0      
FP O'Brienc sub b Ward3      
+KC Jamesb Fleetwood-Smith21      
WE Merrittlbw b McCabe1      
RJ Partridgenot out16      
EJ Herbertlbw b Waite1      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 70 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-35, 3-55, 4-84, 5-88, 6-89, 7-91, 8-92, 9-130, 10-135 (70 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Waite22   10283--
McCabe18   8284--
Fleetwood-Smith22   5552--
Ward8   3171--

--> D Brookes (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> HW Greenwood made his debut for Northamptonshire in first-class matches
--> WE Merritt made his debut for Northamptonshire in first-class matches
--> MG Waite reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> SJ McCabe reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings

Play restricted to ninety minutes before lunch.
Brown 194* in nearly six hours, one 6 and seventeen 4's
McCabe had a spell of four wickets for one run in 25 balls in the 2nd innings.
Both the Northamptonshire score book and the county's year book give Brown's score as 193 and the Australian first innings total as 405/6, with the Australians winning by an innings and 76 runs.





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