England v Australia
Australia in England 1884 (1st Test)
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 10th, 11th, 12th July 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCK Pullin, J Rowbotham
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 141/7 (Midwinter 29*, Palmer 0*)
Articles1884 1st Test Eng v Aus - What the Papers Said of the England 2nd innings
 1884 1st Test Eng v Aus - What the Papers Said of the Australia 1st innings
 1884 1st Test Eng v Aus - What the Papers Said of the England 1st innings

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Palmer b Boyle8  -- 
*AN Hornbyst Blackham b Boyle0  -- 
G Ulyettb Spofforth5  -- 
A Shrewsburyb Boyle43  5- 
AG Steelc Midwinter b Spofforth15  1- 
AP Lucasnot out15  1- 
W Barnesc and b Boyle0  -- 
TC O'Brienb Spofforth0  -- 
RG Barlowc Bonnor b Boyle6  -- 
+R Pillingc Scott b Boyle0  -- 
E Peateb Spofforth2  -- 
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 63 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Hornby), 2-13 (Grace), 3-13 (Ulyett), 4-45 (Steel), 5-83 (Shrewsbury), 6-83 (Barnes), 7-84 (O'Brien), 8-93 (Barlow), 9-93 (Pilling), 10-95 (Peate, 63 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth32   10424--
Boyle25   9426--
Palmer6   2100--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PS McDonnellc Pilling b Steel36  5- 
AC Bannermanlbw b Ulyett6  1- 
*WL Murdochc Grace b Peate28  5- 
G Giffenc and b Barnes16  3- 
WE Midwinterc Grace b Ulyett37  4- 
GJ Bonnor hit wkt b Peate6  1- 
+JM Blackhamlbw b Steel8  -- 
HJH Scottb Grace12  1- 
GE Palmernot out14  1- 
FR Spofforthc Shrewsbury b Peate13  2- 
HF Boyleb Ulyett4  -- 
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 130 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Bannerman), 2-56 (McDonnell), 3-86 (Murdoch), 4-90 (Giffen), 5-97 (Bonnor), 6-118 (Blackham), 7-141 (Scott), 8-157 (Midwinter), 9-172 (Spofforth), 10-182 (Boyle, 130 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peate49   25623--
Ulyett30   17413--
Barlow8   3180--
Steel13   5322--
Barnes19   10251--
Grace11   1021--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Palmer31 752- 
AP Lucasb Giffen24 1201- 
G Ulyettc Bannerman b Boyle1  -- 
A Shrewsburyb Palmer25  2- 
AG Steelc Blackham b Bonnor18  3- 
W Barnesb Palmer8  -- 
RG Barlownot out14  -- 
TC O'Brienc Bannerman b Spofforth20  1- 
*AN Hornbyst Blackham b Palmer4  -- 
+R Pillingb Spofforth3  -- 
E Peatenot out8  1- 
Extras(18 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)24
Total(9 wickets, 130 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-41 (Grace), 2-44 (Ulyett), 3-70 (Lucas), 4-106 (Shrewsbury), 5-108 (Steel), 6-114 (Barnes), 7-139 (O'Brien), 8-145 (Hornby), 9-154 (Pilling)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth41   17522--
Boyle20   8271--
Giffen29   15251--
Palmer36   17474--
Bonnor4   151--

--> TC O'Brien made his debut in Test matches
--> WE Midwinter (1) passed his previous highest score of 36 in Test matches
--> HJH Scott made his debut in Test matches
--> HF Boyle achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed W Barnes in the England first innings (previous best was 3-19)
--> FR Spofforth reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed AG Steel, his 2nd wicket in the England first innings
--> GE Palmer reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed WG Grace, his 1st wicket in the England second innings





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