For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for English cricket team in Australia in 1924–25.

English cricket team in Australia in 1924–25

Newspaper article describing batting on the fifth day of the first Ashes test, with Taylor's 108 in the record 10th wicket partnership.

Marylebone Cricket Club organised the England cricket team's tour of Australia in the 1924–25 season. Australia won the Ashes series 4–1.

Test series summary

First Test

19–27 December 1924
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
450 (152.2 overs)
HL Collins 114
MW Tate 6/130 (55.1 overs)
298 (79.7 overs)
JB Hobbs 115
JM Gregory 5/111 (28.7 overs)
452 (125.7 overs)
JM Taylor 108
MW Tate 5/98 (33.7 overs)
411 (96.7 overs)
FE Woolley 123
HSTL Hendry 3/36 (10.7 overs)
Australia won by 193 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: AC Jones and AP Williams

The first Test included a record 127 run tenth wicket partnership between Johnny Taylor and Arthur Mailey which stood as Australia's best for that wicket until Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar set a new world record by scoring 163 for the tenth wicket against England in the First Test at Trent Bridge in July 2013.

Second Test

1–8 January 1925
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
600 (149.5 overs)
VY Richardson 138
AER Gilligan 3/114 (26 overs)
479 (138 overs)
H Sutcliffe 176
JM Gregory 3/124 (34 overs)
250 (79.3 overs)
JM Taylor 90
MW Tate 6/99 (33.3 overs)
290 (106.3 overs)
H Sutcliffe 127
AA Mailey 5/92 (24 overs)
Australia won by 81 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RM Crockett and C Garing
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 January was taken as a rest day
  • AEV Hartkopf (AUS) made his Test debut.

Third Test

16–23 January 1925
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
489 (153 overs)
J Ryder 201*
R Kilner 4/127 (56 overs)
365 (117.2 overs)
JB Hobbs 119
JM Gregory 3/111 (26.2 overs)
250 (68.1 overs)
J Ryder 88
R Kilner 4/51 (22.1 overs)
363 (111.2 overs)
WW Whysall 75
C Kelleway 3/57 (22 overs)
Australia won by 11 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 18 January was taken as a rest day
  • WW Whysall (ENG) made his Test debut.

Fourth Test

13–18 February 1925
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
548 (151.6 overs)
H Sutcliffe 143
AA Mailey 4/186 (43.6 overs)
269 (63.3 overs)
JM Taylor 86
R Kilner 3/29 (13 overs)
250 (f/o) (74.5 overs)
JM Taylor 68
MW Tate 5/75 (25.5 overs)
England won by an innings and 29 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 February was taken as a rest day.

Fifth Test

27 February–4 March 1925
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
295 (102.5 overs)
WH Ponsford 80
MW Tate 4/92 (39.5 overs)
167 (47.7 overs)
FE Woolley 47
CV Grimmett 5/45 (11.7 overs)
325 (118.3 overs)
TJE Andrews 80
MW Tate 5/115 (39.3 overs)
146 (44.4 overs)
MW Tate 33
CV Grimmett 6/37 (19.4 overs)
Australia won by 307 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 1 March was taken as a rest day
  • AF Kippax and CV Grimmett (both AUS) made their Test debuts.
JW Hearne and FE Woolley batting, at 4–78 in England's first innings of the Fifth Test at Sydney, chasing Australia's 295 all out.

Ceylon

The English team had a stopover in Colombo en route to Australia and played a one-day single-innings match there against the Ceylon national team, which at that time did not have Test status.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Ceylon v MCC 1924". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877–1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926


{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
English cricket team in Australia in 1924–25
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?