Cambridge University v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1878
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 22nd, 23rd July 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridge University won by an innings and 72 runs
UmpiresRO Clayton, W Price
Close of play day 1Australians (2) 17/0 (Spofforth 15*, Allan 1*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+A Lytteltonb Murdoch72      
H Whitfeldb Spofforth15      
*E Lytteltonrun out15      
AG Steelrun out59      
DQ Steelc and b Spofforth13      
LK Jarvisb Murdoch28      
IFW Blighc C Bannerman b Boyle21      
PH Mortonc C Bannerman b Boyle11      
C Piggb Boyle11      
AFJ Fordnot out22      
H Woodb Spofforth2      
Extras(12 b, 4 lb)16
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-63, 3-169, 4-175, 5-187, 6-227, 7-243, 8-259, 9-262, 10-285 (105.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle37   7823--
Allan7   0260--
Garrett3   0100--
Horan4   0200--
Murdoch22   6462--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Bannermanb Morton12      
WL Murdochb Morton47      
TP Horanb Morton0      
*DW Gregoryc A Lyttelton b Morton5      
TW Garrettb Morton13      
FR Spofforthb AG Steel0      
GH Baileyc A Lyttelton b AG Steel5      
+JM Blackhamlbw b Morton0      
FE Allannot out12      
HF Boylest A Lyttelton b AG Steel9      
AC Bannermanb Morton1      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb)7
Total(all out, 49.2 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-45, 4-71, 5-78, 6-88, 7-88, 8-96, 9-110, 10-111 (49.2 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Steel25   7593--

Australians second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
FR Spofforthb Morton17      
FE Allanc and b Morton6      
C Bannermanrun out26      
TP Horanb Ford24      
WL Murdochc Whitfeld b AG Steel0      
*DW Gregoryb Morton1      
GH Baileyb Morton0      
TW Garrettb Morton8      
+JM Blackhamc A Lyttelton b AG Steel13      
HF Boylenot out0      
AC Bannermanabsent hurt
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 49.1 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-41, 3-60, 4-60, 5-61, 6-61, 7-77, 8-102, 9-102 (49.1 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Steel24.17472--
Morton19   9455--
Ford6   331--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WL Murdoch (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in first-class matches
--> DW Gregory (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> PH Morton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australians first innings (previous best was 5-20)





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