Australian cricket team in England in 1888

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Charlie Turner claimed 283 wickets in first-class matches for Australia in England during 1888.

The Australian cricket team in England in 1888 played 37 first-class matches including 3 Tests.

Touring party[edit]

Test matches[edit]

First Test[edit]

Australian captain Percy McDonnell won the toss and chose to bat first. The visitors scored 116 runs in their innings, during which only Percy McDonnell, Jack Blackham and Test debutant Jack Edwards scored 20 runs or more. The English bowlers, led by Bobby Peel, who claimed four wickets and Johnny Briggs, who took three, ran through the Australian batting line-up. At the close of play on the opening day, England had scored eighteen runs for the loss of three wickets (18/3).

Resuming at 11.30 on day two, the score was lifted to 22, on which score England lost Walter Read, W. G. Grace (failing to add to his overnight ten), and Tim O'Brien. When Steel fell four runs later, England were seven wickets down and still eleven runs short of avoiding the follow-on. Thanks to Briggs, who top-scored for England with seventeen runs, the hosts managed to reach 53 from exactly fifty overs, after 55 minutes of play on the second day. The famous combination of John Ferris and Charlie Turner took eight of the wickets to fall, Turner picking up a five-for.

When Ferris and Turner arrived at the wicket in Australia's second innings, they found their side on eighteen for seven, with Lohmann and Peel demolishing the top- and middle-order. Turner scored a dozen and Ferris twelve, but The Daily Telegraph remarked that "it has to be said that never in the annals of cricket has such a fortunate innings as that of Ferris been compiled".

England needed 124 to win, but it managed to get only halfway. Of the home team's second innings of 62, Grace scored 24, "far and away the best batting display of the match," said the Daily Telegraph. Allan Steel, the captain, also chipped in with an unbeaten ten, but he was the only other batsman to reach double figures. Turner and Ferris claimed five wickets each, making for match figures of ten for 63 and eight for 45 respectively. The aforementioned newspaper, however, believed that Peel's first innings' four for 36 was a far better performance, as the wicket had been easier than at any other stage of the match.

This win was Australia's first over England since that at Sydney three years earlier. After that, the Antipodeans had been defeated on seven successive occasions. In the eight years since the 1880 visit, this was only Australia's second win in England, the other being the famous Test at the Oval in 1882.[1]

16 – 17 July
Scorecard
v
116 (71.2 overs)
Percy McDonnell & Jack Blackham 22
Bobby Peel 4/36
53 (50 overs)
Johnny Briggs 17
Charlie Turner 5/27
60 (29.2 overs)
John Ferris 20*
Bobby Peel 4/14
62 (47 overs)
W. G. Grace 24
John Ferris 5/26
Australia won by 61 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Frank Farrands and Charles Pullin
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat.

Second Test[edit]

13 – 14 August
Scorecard
v
80 (90.3 overs)
Jack Edwards 26
Johnny Briggs 5/25
317 (138.2 overs)
Bobby Abel 70
Charlie Turner 6/112
100 (69.2 overs)
Percy McDonnell 32
Billy Barnes 5/32
England won by an innings and 137 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Robert Carpenter and Frank Farrands
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat.

Third Test[edit]

30 – 31 August
Scorecard
v
172 (113.1 overs)
W. G. Grace 38
Charlie Turner 5/86
81 (52.2 overs)
John Lyons 22
Bobby Peel 7/31
70 (31.1 overs)
John Lyons 32
Bobby Peel 4/37
England won by an innings and 21 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Frank Farrands and Charles Pullin
  • England won the toss and decided to bat.

Other first-class matches[edit]

No. Date Opponents Venue Result Ref
1 7–8 May CI Thornton's XI JW Hobbs Ground, Norbury Won by six wickets [2]
2 14–15 May Surrey The Oval, London Won by an innings and 154 runs [3]
3 17–19 May Oxford University Christ Church Ground, Oxford Won by an innings and 19 runs [4]
4 21–22 May Yorkshire Bramall Lane, Sheffield Won by an innings and 64 runs [5]
5 24–25 May Lancashire Old Trafford, Manchester Won by 23 runs [6]
6 28–29 May Gentlemen of England Lord's, London Drawn [7]
7 31 May–1 June Players The Oval, London Lost by ten wickets [8]
8 4–5 June Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge, Nottingham Lost by ten wickets [9]
9 7–9 June Cambridge University Fenner's, Cambridge Drawn [10]
10 11–13 June Oxford University Past and Present County Ground, Leyton Won by 74 runs [11]
11 14–16 June Middlesex Lord's, London Won by eight wickets [12]
12 18–20 June England XI Edgbaston, Birmingham Won by ten wickets [13]
13 21–23 June Marylebone Cricket Club Lord's, London Won by 14 runs [14]
14 25–27 June Yorkshire Park Avenue, Bradford Drawn [15]
15 28–30 June North Old Trafford, Manchester Won by five wickets [16]
16 2–4 July Liverpool and District Aigburth, Liverpool Won by 130 runs [17]
17 12–13 July England XI County Ground, Stoke-on-Trent Won by an innings and 135 runs [18]
18 19–21 July Sussex County Ground, Hove Lost by 58 runs [19]
19 23–25 July Cambridge University Past and Present County Ground, Leyton Drawn [20]
20 26–28 July Yorkshire Fartown, Huddersfield Drawn [21]
21 30 July–1 August Surrey The Oval, London Drawn [22]
22 2–4 August England XI Central Recreation Ground, Hastings Won by an innings and 27 runs [23]
23 6–8 August Kent St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury Won by 81 runs [24]
24 9–11 August Gloucestershire Clifton College Close Ground, Bristol Lost by 257 runs [25]
25 16–18 August Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge, Nottingham Lost by an innings and 199 runs [26]
26 20–22 August Gloucestershire College Ground, Cheltenham Lost by eight wickets [27]
27 23–25 August England XI Crystal Palace Park, London Lost by 78 runs [28]
28 27–29 August Oxford and Cambridge Universities Past and Present United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth Drawn [29]
29 3–4 September England XI St George's Road, Harrogate Won by 56 runs [30]
30 6–8 September Lord Londesborough's XI North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough Lost by 155 runs [31]
31 10–12 September A Shrewsbury's Australian Team Recreation Ground, Holbeck Lost by four wickets [32]
32 13–14 September A Shrewsbury's Australian Team Old Trafford, Manchester Lost by nine wickets [33]
33 17–19 September South Central Recreation Ground, Hastings Won by nine wickets [34]
34 20–22 September Surrey The Oval, London Won by 34 runs [35]

Summary of results[edit]

First-class matches, excluding Test matches
Played Won by
Australia
Lost by
Australia
Drawn
34 17 (50.0%) 10 (29.4%) 7 (20.6%)

Batting averages[edit]

Player Matches Innings Runs Average Highest Score 100s 50s
McDonnell, PercyPercy McDonnell 35 58 1,331 23.35 105 1 6
Bonnor, GeorgeGeorge Bonnor 36 60 1,155 20.26 119 2 5
Trott, HarryHarry Trott 36 61 1,081 18.32 73 0 3
Bannerman, AlickAlick Bannerman 33 59 887 17.05 93* 0 3
Turner, CharlieCharlie Turner 36 56 789 14.61 103 1 1
Jarvis, AffieAffie Jarvis 31 48 569 12.64 39 0 0
Worrall, JackJack Worrall 36 57 517 11.00 46 0 0
Qualification: 500 runs. Source: CricketArchive.[36]

Bowling averages[edit]

Player Matches Balls Wickets Average BBI 5wi
Turner, CharlieCharlie Turner 36 9,702 283 11.68 9/15 12
Ferris, JohnJohn Ferris 37 8,321 199 14.74 8/41 3
Trott, HarryHarry Trott 36 1,916 43 25.83 5/74 1
Qualification: 40 wickets. Source: CricketArchive.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Telegraph 18 July 1882
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  3. ^ "Surrey v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Oxford University v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Yorkshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  6. ^ "Lancashire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  7. ^ "Gentlemen of England v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  8. ^ "Players v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  9. ^ "Nottinghamshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  10. ^ "Cambridge University v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  11. ^ "Oxford University Past and Present v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  12. ^ "Middlesex v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  13. ^ "England XI v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  14. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
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  16. ^ "North v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  17. ^ "Liverpool and District v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  18. ^ "England XI v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  19. ^ "Sussex v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
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  24. ^ "Kent v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  25. ^ "Gloucestershire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
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  31. ^ "Lord Londesborough's XI v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  32. ^ "A Shrewsbury's Australian Team v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  33. ^ "A Shrewsbury's Australian Team v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  34. ^ "South v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  35. ^ "Surrey v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  36. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding for Australians: Australia in England 1888". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  37. ^ "First-class Bowling for Australians: Australia in England 1888". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-02.