Cambridge University v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1878
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 22nd, 23rd July 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridge University won by an innings and 72 runs
UmpiresRO Clayton, W Price
Close of play day 1Australians (2) 17/0 (Spofforth 15*, Allan 1*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+A Lytteltonb Murdoch72     
H Whitfeldb Spofforth15     
*E Lytteltonrun out15     
AG Steelrun out59     
DQ Steelc and b Spofforth13     
LK Jarvisb Murdoch28     
IFW Blighc C Bannerman b Boyle21     
PH Mortonc C Bannerman b Boyle11     
C Piggb Boyle11     
AFJ Fordnot out22     
H Woodb Spofforth2     
Extras(12 b, 4 lb)16
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-63, 3-169, 4-175, 5-187, 6-227, 7-243, 8-259, 9-262, 10-285 (105.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle37   7823--
Allan7   0260--
Garrett3   0100--
Horan4   0200--
Murdoch22   6462--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Bannermanb Morton12     
WL Murdochb Morton47     
TP Horanb Morton0     
*DW Gregoryc A Lyttelton b Morton5     
TW Garrettb Morton13     
FR Spofforthb AG Steel0     
GH Baileyc A Lyttelton b AG Steel5     
+JM Blackhamlbw b Morton0     
FE Allannot out12     
HF Boylest A Lyttelton b AG Steel9     
AC Bannermanb Morton1     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb)7
Total(all out, 49.2 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-45, 4-71, 5-78, 6-88, 7-88, 8-96, 9-110, 10-111 (49.2 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Steel25   7593--

Australians second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
FR Spofforthb Morton17     
FE Allanc and b Morton6     
C Bannermanrun out26     
TP Horanb Ford24     
WL Murdochc Whitfeld b AG Steel0     
*DW Gregoryb Morton1     
GH Baileyb Morton0     
TW Garrettb Morton8     
+JM Blackhamc A Lyttelton b AG Steel13     
HF Boylenot out0     
AC Bannermanabsent hurt
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 49.1 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-41, 3-60, 4-60, 5-61, 6-61, 7-77, 8-102, 9-102 (49.1 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Steel24.17472--
Morton19   9455--
Ford6   331--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WL Murdoch (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in first-class matches
--> DW Gregory (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> PH Morton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australians first innings (previous best was 5-20)





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