English cricket team in Australia and New Zealand in 1881–82

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1881–82 Australia v England Series
Date 31 December 1881 – 14 March 1882
Location Australia
Result Australia won four-Test series 2–0
Teams
Australian Colonial Flag.svg Australia  England
Captains
Billy Murdoch Alfred Shaw

The 1881–82 Australia v England Test series was part of a first-class cricket tour of Australia, New Zealand and the United States by an England team led by Alfred Shaw. The four matches between Australia and the England team were later classified as Test matches, but are included in The Ashes which began later in 1882. The English tourists also played three other first-class matches in Australia.

The team travelled across the Atlantic first and played five matches in the USA during October. Their first match in Australia began on 23 November. Having played the first Test at the turn of the year, the team went to New Zealand and played seven matches before returning to Australia in February. The final match ended on 18 March.

Match details[edit]

First Test: Australia v England (31 December 1881 – 4 January 1882)[edit]

31 December 1881 – 4 January 1882
Scorecard
v
294 (170.2 overs)
G Ulyett 87
WH Cooper 3/80 [32.2]
320 (237 overs)
TP Horan 124
G Ulyett 2/41 [20]
308 (229.3 overs)
J Selby 70
WH Cooper 6/120 [61]
127/3 (55 overs)
PS McDonnell 33
W Bates 2/43 [13]
Match drawn by agreement
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)

Second Test: Australia v England (17–21 February 1882)[edit]

17–21 February 1882
Scorecard
v
133 (115 overs)
RG Barlow 31
GE Palmer 7/68 [58]
197 (194.2 overs)
HH Massie 49
W Bates 4/52 [72]
232 (153.1 overs)
G Ulyett 67
TW Garrett 4/62 [36]
169/5 (107.1 overs)
WL Murdoch 49
G Ulyett 2/48 [15]
Australia won by 5 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)

Third Test: Australia v England (3–7 March 1882)[edit]

3–7 March 1882
Scorecard
v
188 (140.2 overs)
A Shrewsbury 82
GE Palmer 5/46 [45.2]
262 (172 overs)
PS McDonnell 147
E Peate 5/43 [45]
134 (80.1 overs)
A Shrewsbury 47
TW Garrett 6/78 [36.1]
64/4 (49.3 overs)
TP Horan 16
E Peate 3/15 [25]
Australia won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)

Fourth Test: Australia v England (10–14 March 1882)[edit]

10–14 March 1882
Scorecard
v
309 (159.2 overs)
G Ulyett 149
TW Garrett 5/80 [54.2]
300 (163.1 overs)
WL Murdoch 85
WE Midwinter 4/81 [41]
234/2 (97.3 overs)
G Ulyett 64
HF Boyle 1/38 [25]
Match drawn
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: G Coulthard (Aus) and J Lillywhite (Eng)

Note: 4 ball overs for whole series.

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