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.

One-day: Ceylon v Australians[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]

4th April 1934
Scorecard
Australians 
284/6d (63 overs)
v
British Ceylon Ceylon
125/5 (28 overs)
Ernest Bromley 80*
Bertram de Kretser 3/73 (14 overs)
Sargo Jayawickreme 56
Hans Ebeling 3/24 (10 overs)
Match Drawn
Nondescripts Cricket Club, Colombo
Umpires: WS Flindall and VR Schokman

Tour Matches[edit]

First-class Matches[edit]

Test Matches[edit]

First Test[edit]

8–12 June 1934
Scorecard
v
268 (138.3 overs)
EH Hendren 79 (247)
CV Grimmett 5/81 (58.3 overs)
374 (152.2 overs)
AG Chipperfield 99 (208)
K Farnes 5/102 (40.2 overs)
141 (107.4 overs)
CF Walters 46 (153)
WJ O'Reilly 7/54 (41.4 overs)
273/8d (90 overs)
SJ McCabe 88 (121)
K Farnes 5/77 (25 overs)
Australia won by 238 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: F Chester and A Dolphin

Second Test[edit]

22–25 June 1934
Scorecard
v
440 (198.3 overs)
Les Ames 120 (325)
Tim Wall 4/108 (49 overs)
284 (109 overs)
Bill Brown 105 (202)
Hedley Verity 7/61 (36 overs)
118 (53.3 overs)
Bill Woodfull 43 (118)
Hedley Verity 8/43 (22.3 overs)
England won by an innings and 38 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Frank Chester and Joe Hardstaff, Sr.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat

Third Test[edit]

6–10 July 1934
Scorecard
v
627/9d (201 overs)
Maurice Leyland 153 (309)
Bill O'Reilly 7/189 (59 overs)
491 (190.3 overs)
Stan McCabe 137 (204)
Hedley Verity 4/78 (53 overs)
123/0d (52 overs)
Herbert Sutcliffe 69 (161)
66/1 (27 overs)
Stan McCabe 33 (74)
Gubby Allen 1/23 (6 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: JL Hopwood (England)

Fourth Test[edit]

20–24 July 1934
Scorecard
v
200 (105.4 overs)
Cyril Walters 44 (114)
Clarrie Grimmett 4/57 (30.4 overs)
584 (183.5 overs)
Donald Bradman 304 (473)
Billy Bowes 6/142 (50 overs)
229/6 (135.5 overs)
Maurice Leyland 49 (186)
Clarrie Grimmett 3/72 (56.5 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: WW Keeton (Eng)

Fifth Test[edit]

18–22 August 1934
Scorecard
v
321 (117.3 overs)
Maurice Leyland 110 (171)
Hans Ebeling 3/74 (21 overs)
701 (171.2 overs)
Bill Ponsford 266 (422)
Bill Bowes 4/164 (38 overs)
145 (63.3 overs)
Wally Hammond 43 (113)
Clarrie Grimmett 5/64 (26.3 overs)
327 (68.3 overs)
Donald Bradman 77 (106)
Bill Bowes 5/55 (11.3 overs)
Australia won by 562 runs
Kennington Oval, London
Umpires: Frank Chester and Fanny Walden
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: HI Ebeling (Aus)

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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