South v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueBat and Ball Ground, Gravesend on 28th, 29th August 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 107 runs
UmpiresFH Farrands, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 354/9 (Blackham 55*, Alexander 2*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanb Wootton44      
PS McDonnellc Lucas b Christopherson66      
*WL Murdochb Wootton59      
HJH Scottst Kemp b Humphreys21      
G Giffenc Read b Page33      
GJ Bonnorc Page b Christopherson16      
WE Midwinterb Wootton11      
+JM Blackhamnot out58      
FR Spofforthb Hide30      
HF Boylec Christopherson b Lucas0      
G Alexanderlbw b Hide3      
Extras(12 b, 5 lb)17
Total(all out, 151.1 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-101, 2-132, 3-189, 4-225, 5-230, 6-256, 7-256, 8-330, 9-331, 10-358 (151.1 ov)
South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wootton37   10953--
Christopherson37   14672--
Humphreys19   1761--
Roller14   3340--
Page14   2331--
Lucas3   181--

South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Lucasc Blackham b Boyle28      
+MC Kempb Spofforth4      
WW Readb Spofforth26      
*Lord Harrisc Bonnor b Spofforth11      
TC O'Brienc and b Boyle18      
JB Hideb Spofforth15      
WE Rollerc Scott b Spofforth23      
HV Pagec McDonnell b Boyle11      
WA Humphreysnot out22      
S Christophersonb Spofforth0      
J Woottonb Giffen8      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 107 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-45, 3-62, 4-82, 5-92, 6-105, 7-134, 8-144, 9-144, 10-178 (107 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth54   211056--
Boyle52   23593--
Giffen1   021--

South second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Lucasc Murdoch b Giffen5      
WA Humphreysb Giffen2      
WW Readc Boyle b Giffen5      
*Lord Harrisc Boyle b Spofforth8      
TC O'Brienb Spofforth5      
+MC Kempb Spofforth15      
JB Hideb Spofforth4      
WE Rollerb Giffen1      
HV Pagec Bonnor b Spofforth1      
S Christophersonb Spofforth4      
J Woottonnot out3      
Extras(16 b, 4 lb)20
Total(all out, 37.1 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-14, 3-27, 4-32, 5-47, 6-51, 7-58, 8-63, 9-63, 10-73 (37.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Giffen19   8304--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WL Murdoch (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> WW Read (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 14
--> AP Lucas (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> JB Hide reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Australians first innings
--> HF Boyle reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the South first innings





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