Middlesex v Australians
Australia in England 1899
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 21st, 22nd August 1899 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 230 runs
UmpiresL Hall, A Shaw
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 320/5 (Darling 78*, Iredale 76*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Trumblec MacGregor b Trott10      
CE McLeodrun out48      
MA Noblec RN Douglas b Trott14      
SE Gregoryc MacGregor b Trott10      
VT Trumperc MacGregor b Trott62      
*J Darlinglbw b Wells111      
FA Iredalec Rawlin b Hearne111      
+JJ Kellyc Ford b Hearne10      
FJ Lavernot out29      
E Jonesb Wells8      
WP Howellc Wells b Hearne10      
Extras(12 b, 10 lb)22
Total(all out, 193.2 overs)445
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-45, 3-82, 4-87, 5-175, 6-376, 7-391, 8-417, 9-426, 10-445 (193.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trott49   151074--
Ford14   7300--
Rawlin16   6410--
Wells42   9822--
Roche22   8660--
Warner1   0100--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PF Warnerc Darling b McLeod39      
J Douglasb Jones0      
LJ Moonc Howell b McLeod17      
RN Douglasc Darling b McLeod12      
JT Rawlinc Trumble b McLeod11      
FGJ Fordb McLeod0      
AE Trottc Howell b McLeod8      
CM Wellsb McLeod7      
*+G MacGregorc Laver b Jones1      
W Rochenot out5      
JT Hearnec Howell b Jones1      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-51, 3-71, 4-76, 5-76, 6-86, 7-91, 8-98, 9-102, 10-105 (40.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McLeod20   4577--

Middlesex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
PF Warnerb Jones5      
J Douglasc Kelly b McLeod7      
LJ Moonc Kelly b Jones0      
RN Douglasb Jones13      
JT Rawlinb Jones4      
FGJ Fordc Kelly b Jones0      
AE Trottc Noble b McLeod43      
CM Wellsc Kelly b McLeod30      
*+G MacGregorb Jones4      
W Rochec Kelly b Jones2      
JT Hearnenot out0      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 40.1 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-12, 3-13, 4-30, 5-30, 6-31, 7-83, 8-92, 9-110, 10-110 (40.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McLeod20   7683--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> H Trumble (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> VT Trumper (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> CM Wells reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Australians first innings
--> CE McLeod achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 7-87)

On the first day the game was marred when the crowd rebelled against the Australian batsmen for slow scoring. The crowd of 10,000 which had grown restless in the morning, finally boiled over in the afternoon, particularly at the batting of Darling. Ironic cheering when a run was scored, was followed at one point by the crowd whistling 'Dead March in Saul'. Other musical compositions followed including 'Poor Old Joe' and 'We won't go home till morning', interspersed with remarks of a personal nature. Darling attributed his slowness to a painfully bruised heel. Darling's innings lasted for 270 minutes and he hit 18 fours. Iredale batted for 195 minutes and included 17 fours.





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