Australian cricket team in England in 1905

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The Australian cricket team in England in 1905 played 35 first-class matches including 5 Tests. Australia was captained by Joe Darling. The England captain in all five Tests was Stanley Jackson.

Test series summary[edit]

England won the Test series 2-0, with three matches drawn.

First Test[edit]

29–31 May 1905
Scorecard
v
196 (71.3 overs)
JT Tyldesley 56
FJ Laver 7/64 (31.3 overs)
221 (63.5 overs)
C Hill 54
FS Jackson 5/52 (14.5 overs)
426/5d (153 overs)
AC MacLaren 140
RA Duff 2/43 (15 overs)
188 (72.4 overs)
SE Gregory 51
BJT Bosanquet 8/107 (32.4 overs)
England won by 213 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: J Carlin and J Phillips
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Second Test[edit]

15–17 June 1905
Scorecard
v
282 (140 overs)
CB Fry 73
AJY Hopkins 3/40 (15 overs)
181 (50.1 overs)
J Darling 41
FS Jackson 4/50 (15 overs)
151/5 (50 overs)
AC MacLaren 79
WW Armstong 3/30 (10 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: J Phillips and W Richards
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the final day.

Third Test[edit]

3–5 July 1905
Scorecard
v
301 (128.3 overs)
FS Jackson 144*
CE McLeod 3/88 (37 overs)
195 (53.2 overs)
WW Armstrong 66
A Warren 5/57 (19.2 overs)
295/5d (104 overs)
JT Tyldesley 100
WW Armstrong 5/122 (51 overs)
224/7 (91 overs)
MA Noble 62
C Blythe 3/41 (24 overs)
Match drawn
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: J Phillips and VA Titchmarsh
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • D Denton and A Warren (both ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fourth Test[edit]

24–26 July 1905
Scorecard
v
446 (157.5 overs)
FS Jackson 113
CE McLeod 5/125 (47 overs)
197 (45.5 overs)
J Darling 73
W Brearley 4/72 (17 overs)
169 (f/o) (52.3 overs)
RA Duff 60
W Brearley 4/54 (14 overs)
England won by an innings and 80 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: J Carlin and JE West
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • RH Spooner and W Brearley (both ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fifth Test[edit]

14–16 August 1905
Scorecard
v
430 (130 overs)
CB Fry 144
A Cotter 7/148 (40 overs)
363 (93.1 overs)
RA Duff 146
W Brearley 5/110 (31.1 overs)
261/6d (80.3 overs)
JT Tyldesley 112*
MA Noble 2/56 (14.3 overs)
124/4 (37 overs)
C Hill 34
EG Arnold 1/17 (9 overs)
Match drawn
The Oval, London
Umpires: J Phillips and WAJ West
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

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
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975

External links[edit]