Australian cricket team in England in 1934

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Australian cricket team in England in 1934
Date 8 June 1934 — 22 August 1934
Location England
Result Australia won the 5-Test series 2–1
Teams
 England  Australia
Captains
RES Wyatt
(CF Walters deputised)
WM Woodfull
Most runs
M Leyland (478)
CF Walters (401)
H Sutcliffe (304)
DG Bradman (758)
WH Ponsford (569)
SJ McCabe (483)
Most wickets
H Verity (24)
WE Bowes (19)
K Farnes (10)
WJ O'Reilly (28)
CV Grimmett (25)
TW Wall (6)

Australia won the 1934 Ashes series against England, winning two of the matches and losing one, with the other two tests drawn. The Australian tourists were captained by Bill Woodfull, while the home side were led by Bob Wyatt, with Cyril Walters deputising for Wyatt in the first Test.

In the second Test of the series at Lord's, known as Verity's Match, left-arm spinner Hedley Verity took 15 wickets in the match to hand England their only victory in a Lord's Ashes Test in the twentieth century. The last two Tests of the series were notable for the prodigious runscoring of Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who shared partnerships of at 388 at Headingley (scoring 181 and 304 respectively) and 451 at the Oval (scoring 266 and 244 respectively) in Ponsford's final Test.

1st Test (Nottingham) — Australia won by 238 runs - scorecard
Australia 374
Chipperfield 99, McCabe 62, Woodfull 53; Farnes 5–102
and 273
McCabe 88, Brown 73, Farnes 5–77
England 268
Hendren 79, Sutcliffe 62, Geary 53; Grimmett 5–81
and 141
Walters 46; O'Reilly 7–54
2nd Test (Lord's) — England won by an innings and 38 runs - scorecard
England 440
Ames 120, Leyland 109, Walters 82; Wall 4–108
Australia 284
Brown 104; Verity 7–61

and 118 (f/o)
Verity 8–43

3rd Test (Manchester) — drawn - scorecard
England 627 for 9 dec
Leyland 153, Hendren 132, Ames 72, Sutcliffe 63,
Allen 61, Verity 60no, Walters 52; O'Reilly 7–189

and 123 for 0
Sutcliffe 63no, Walters 50no

Australia 491
McCabe 137, Woodfull 73, Brown 72; Verity 4–78

and 66 for 1

4th Test (Leeds) — drawn - scorecard
England 200
Walters 44; Grimmett 4–57
and 229 for 6
Leyland 49no
Australia 584
Bradman 304, Ponsford 181; Bowes 6–142
5th Test (The Oval) — Australia by 562 runs - scorecard
Australia 701
Ponsford 266, Bradman 244; Bowes 4–164, Allen 4–170

and 327
Bradman 77, McCabe 70; Bowes 5–55, Clark 5–98

England 321
Leyland 121, Walters 64

and 145
Hammond 43; Grimmett 5–64

Ceylon[edit]

The Australians had a stopover in Colombo en route to England 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Ceylon v Australia 1934". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993