Australian cricket team in England in 1921

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Australia won the 1921 Ashes series held in England. They won the first three matches against England, which meant that they had won eight in succession, an unequalled sequence in Ashes Tests, following the 5-0 drubbing they had administered to England in the 1920-21 season in Australia. The last two matches of the Test series were drawn.

In addition to the Test matches, the Australian team played first-class matches against all the major teams in England, plus some less important matches. In all, they played 38 matches, winning 22 of them, drawing 14 and losing just twice, both times towards the end of the season.

The touring party[edit]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

28–30 May 1921
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
112 (37 overs)
P Holmes 30
JM Gregory 6/58 (19 overs)
232 (78 overs)
W Bardsley 66
FE Woolley 3/46 (22 overs)
147 (85.4 overs)
DJ Knight 38
EA McDonald 5/32 (22.4 overs)
30/0 (6.1 overs)
CG Macartney 22*
Australia won by 10 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: HR Butt and J Moss

Second Test[edit]

11–14 June 1921
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
187 (68.2 overs)
FE Woolley 95
AA Mailey 4/55 (14.2 overs)
342 (84.1 overs)
W Bardsley 88
FJ Durston 4/102 (24.1 overs)
283 (90.2 overs)
FE Woolley 93
JM Gregory 4/76 (26.2 overs)
131/2 (30.3 overs)
W Bardsley 63*
CH Parkin 1/31 (9 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: J Moss and W Phillips

Third Test[edit]

2–5 July 1921
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
407 (93.1 overs)
CG Macartney 115
CH Parkin 4/106 (20.1 overs)
259 (93.1 overs)
JWHT Douglas 75
EA McDonald 4/105 (26.1 overs)
273/7d (73 overs)
TJE Andrews 92
JC White 3/37 (11 overs)
202 (52.2 overs)
G Brown 46
AA Mailey 3/71 (20.2 overs)
Australia won by 219 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: HR Butt and A Millward

Fourth Test[edit]

23–26 July 1921
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
362/4d (120 overs)
CAG Russell 101
WW Armstrong 2/57 (33 overs)
175 (116.4 overs)
HL Collins 40
CH Parkin 5/38 (29.4 overs)
44/1 (13 overs)
CH Parkin 23
TJE Andrews 1/23 (5 overs)
Match drawn
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: J Moss and AE Street
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the first day.
  • 24 July was taken as a rest day.
  • C Hallows and CWL Parker (both ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fifth Test[edit]

13–16 August 1921
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
403/8d (127 overs)
CP Mead 182*
EA McDonald 5/143 (47 overs)
389 (102 overs)
TJE Andrews 94
CH Parkin 3/82 (23 overs)
244/2 (58 overs)
CAG Russell 102*
JM Taylor 1/25 (7 overs)
Match drawn
The Oval, London
Umpires: J Moss and W Phillips
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 14 August was taken as a rest day.
  • A Sandham (ENG) made his Test debut.

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

External links[edit]