Otago v Australians
Australia in New Zealand 1880/81
VenueCaledonian Ground, Dunedin on 20th, 21st, 22nd January 1881 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersOtago: 22; Australians: 11
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 44 runs
UmpiresWH Atack (Australians), J Howell
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 0/0 (Parker 0*, SP Leith 0*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 65/5 (Boyle 1*, Groube 6*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Jarvisc Paramor b MacNeil20     
FR Spofforthc Paramor b MacNeil12     
*WL Murdochc SP Leith b MacNeil25     
PS McDonnellc Haskell b MacNeil0     
J Slightc Crawshaw b Carr0     
G Alexanderlbw b MacNeil0     
HF Boyleb Moore18     
TU Groubenot out17     
GE Palmerc Strode b Moore11     
+JM Blackhamb Carr2     
J Whitec Vernon b Carr3     
Extras(3 nb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 128 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Spofforth), 2-50 (Jarvis), 3-50 (McDonnell), 4-57 (Slight), 5-57 (Alexander), 6-75 (Murdoch), 7-84 (Boyle), 8-99 (Palmer), 9-104 (Blackham), 10-112 (White, 128 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cooke27   17150--
MacNeil40   21285-3
Dawes5   1100--
Carr32   15313--
Moore24   132421-

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+SP Leithb Spofforth3     
WH Parkerb Palmer0     
LM Harrisb Palmer6     
JP Springst Blackham b Palmer3     
H MacNeilc Palmer b Spofforth16     
WJ Crawshawb Palmer11     
GH Paramorb Spofforth5     
*ET Collinsonb Spofforth3     
ES Vernonb Palmer3     
OH Haskellc Boyle b Spofforth0     
GH Clarkb Palmer20     
RC Strodeb Palmer0     
FH Cookeb Palmer0     
CW Rattrayb Palmer0     
W Wyinksc Alexander b Spofforth0     
J Fitzgeraldb Palmer6     
W Morrisonb Palmer0     
J Leithb Palmer0     
W Carrrun out (Murdoch)1     
JE Humeb Spofforth3     
A Dawesb Spofforth0     
WJ Moorenot out0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 58.2 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-? (SP Leith), 2-? (Parker), 3-11 (Harris), 4-18 (Spring), 5-34 (MacNeil), 6-40 (Paramor), 7-44 (Crawshaw), 8-48 (Collinson), 9-48 (Haskell), 10-54 (Vernon), 11-54 (Strode), 12-68 (Cooke), 13-68 (Rattray), 14-71 (Clark), 15-77 (Fitzgerald), 16-77 (Morrison), 17-77 (Wyinks), 18-77 (J Leith), 19-78 (Carr), 20-78 (Dawes), 21-83 (Hume, 58.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer29   153312--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Jarvisc Paramor b Cooke0     
FR Spofforthc Clark b Paramor24     
*WL Murdochlbw b Moore15     
PS McDonnellb MacNeil12     
J Slightrun out (Harris)8     
G Alexanderb Haskell7     
HF Boylec Morrison b Fitzgerald4     
TU Groubelbw b Moore16     
GE Palmerc and b Haskell5     
+JM Blackhamc Strode b Haskell11     
J Whitenot out1     
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 104.2 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Jarvis), 2-34 (Spofforth), 3-51 (Murdoch), 4-51 (McDonnell), 5-65 (Slight), 6-71 (Boyle), 7-81 (Groube), 8-97 (Palmer), 9-104 (Alexander), 10-105 (Blackham, 104.2 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cooke12   6111--
MacNeil42   19471--
Carr5   410--
Moore15   1182--
Paramor7   1131--
Hume6   260--
Fitzgerald9   4111--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OH Haskellc Boyle b Palmer1     
WJ Crawshawb Spofforth10     
ES Vernonb Palmer3     
W Wyinksb Spofforth0     
LM Harrisb Spofforth0     
JP Springb Palmer0     
FH Cookeb Palmer0     
GH Paramorb Spofforth1     
GH Clarkb Spofforth0     
H MacNeilst Blackham b Palmer44     
*ET Collinsonrun out (Groube)3     
WH Parkerb Palmer0     
CW Rattrayc Slight b Spofforth1     
RC Strodeb Palmer0     
W Morrisonc Groube b Spofforth0     
J Leithb Palmer5     
J Fitzgeraldrun out2     
W Carrc Boyle b Spofforth1     
JE Humec Boyle b Palmer1     
+SP Leithb Palmer0     
WJ Mooreb Palmer4     
A Dawesnot out0     
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Haskell), 2-12 (Crawshaw), 3-12 (Wyinks), 4-14 (Harris), 5-15 (Spring), 6-19 (Cooke), 7-20 (Paramor), 8-21 (Clark), 9-25 (Vernon), 10-45 (Collinson), 11-50 (Parker), 12-50 (Rattray), 13-53 (Strode), 14-53 (Morrison), 15-71 (J Leith), 16-83 (MacNeil), 17-84 (Carr), 18-84 (Hume), 19-86 (SP Leith), 20-90 (Fitzgerald), 21-90 (Moore, 57.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth29   15378--

--> GE Palmer completed a hat-trick in the Otago first innings (Cooke, Rattray, Clark)

According to a newspaper report the Australians were considerably disadvantage by Mr Atack (who was their umpire) giving every lbw and runout decision against them -- more so as the batsmen in most cases thought they were not out.





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