Middlesex v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 17th, 18th July 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 29 runs
UmpiresFH Farrands, CK Pullin
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 179/9 (Murdoch 59*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ID Walkerc McDonnell b Spofforth4      
AP Lucasb Spofforth5      
+A Lytteltonb Spofforth4      
AW Ridleyb Spofforth0      
TC O'Brienc Murdoch b Spofforth0      
TS Pearsonb Palmer8      
GF Vernonc Giffen b Palmer13      
PJ de Paravicinib Spofforth0      
CE Cottrellb Spofforth0      
J Robertsonc Murdoch b Palmer0      
G Burtonnot out0      
Extras(12 b, 7 lb)19
Total(all out, 36.2 overs)53
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-13, 3-13, 4-13, 5-26, 6-40, 7-49, 8-53, 9-53, 10-53 (36.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer18   10183--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PS McDonnellb Cottrell4      
AC Bannermanc Lucas b Burton0      
*WL Murdochnot out64      
G Giffenb Cottrell32      
GJ Bonnorc Robertson b Burton43      
WE Midwinterb Burton8      
+JM Blackhamb Cottrell5      
HJH Scottb Cottrell0      
GE Palmerc Walker b Cottrell0      
FR Spofforthb Robertson21      
HF Boylec Lucas b Burton4      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 100.3 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-54, 4-121, 5-129, 6-140, 7-140, 8-148, 9-179, 10-188 (100.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cottrell45   18685--
Walker3   0180--
Robertson10   6181--
de Paravicini1   100--
Lucas2   120--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+A Lytteltonc Murdoch b Spofforth0      
*ID Walkerc Bonnor b Palmer6      
AP Lucasrun out26      
AW Ridleyb Spofforth7      
TC O'Brienb Palmer26      
TS Pearsonb Palmer0      
GF Vernonc and b Spofforth4      
PJ de Paravicinib Palmer2      
CE Cottrellb Spofforth10      
J Robertsonnot out0      
G Burtonst +Murdoch b Spofforth0      
Extras(20 b, 5 lb)25
Total(all out, 39 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-20, 3-33, 4-55, 5-55, 6-72, 7-81, 8-94, 9-106, 10-106 (39 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth20   8275--
Palmer19   4544--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> TC O'Brien (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> CE Cottrell equalled his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australians first innings
--> GE Palmer reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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