England XI v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueAston Lower Grounds, Birmingham on 26th May 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossEngland XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 4 wickets

England XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Barlowb Palmer8     
JG Walkerb Spofforth18     
FH Suggb Spofforth5     
LC Dockerb Spofforth19     
J Briggsc McDonnell b Spofforth0     
AH Heathb Boyle2     
W Robinsonc and b Boyle7     
A Watsonb Spofforth2     
S Christophersonnot out8     
+R Pillingb Spofforth0     
*H Rotherhamst Blackham b Spofforth8     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 30.3 overs)82
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-26, 3-35, 4-35, 5-?, 6-54, 7-64, 8-70, 9-70, 10-82 (30.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer7   1301--
Boyle8   2132--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanb Barlow1     
PS McDonnellb Barlow21     
*WL Murdochc and b Rotherham7     
G Giffenb Barlow9     
+JM Blackhamb Rotherham3     
GJ Bonnorb Barlow0     
HJH Scottc Watson b Rotherham3     
FR Spofforthb Barlow9     
G Alexanderb Barlow5     
GE Palmerc Docker b Barlow4     
HF Boylenot out4     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 34 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-38, 3-38, 4-50, 5-50, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-76 (34 ov)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rotherham17   4353--
Barlow17   9317--

England XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Barlowb Spofforth2     
JG Walkerb Boyle0     
FH Suggst Blackham b Boyle0     
LC Dockerb Spofforth5     
J Briggsb Boyle2     
AH Heathb Spofforth4     
W Robinsonc Boyle b Spofforth1     
A Watsonnot out7     
S Christophersonb Spofforth0     
+R Pillingc Palmer b Spofforth0     
*H Rotherhamb Spofforth1     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 16.3 overs)26
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-?, 4-?, 5-9, 6-14, 7-19, 8-21, 9-21, 10-26 (16.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle8   2193--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanc Docker b Christopherson7     
PS McDonnellb Christopherson17     
*WL Murdochb Barlow1     
G Giffenb Barlow1     
+JM Blackhamb Christopherson0     
GJ Bonnornot out1     
FR Spofforthb Christopherson0     
HJH Scottnot out5     
G Alexanderdid not bat      
GE Palmerdid not bat      
HF Boyledid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(6 wickets, 23.1 overs)33
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-20, 3-22, 4-23, 5-28, 6-28
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rotherham2   090--
Barlow12   6132--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in one.
--> HF Boyle reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the England XI second innings
--> S Christopherson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Australians second innings
--> RG Barlow reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Australians second innings





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