English cricket team in Australia in 1924–25

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Newspaper article describing batting on the fifth day of the first Ashes test, with Taylor's 108 in the record 10th wicket partnership.

Marylebone Cricket Club organised the England cricket team's tour of Australia in the 1924–25 season. Australia won the Ashes series 4–1.

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

19–27 December 1924 (timeless match)
Scorecard
v
450 (152.2 overs)
HL Collins 114
MW Tate 6/130 (55.1 overs)
298 (79.7 overs)
JB Hobbs 115
JM Gregory 5/111 (28.7 overs)
452 (125.7 overs)
JM Taylor 108
MW Tate 5/98 (33.7 overs)
411 (96.7 overs)
FE Woolley 123
HSTL Hendry 3/36 (10.7 overs)
Australia won by 193 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: AC Jones and AP Williams

The first Test included a record 127 run tenth wicket partnership between Johnny Taylor and Arthur Mailey which stood as Australia's best for that wicket until Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar set a new world record by scoring 163 for the tenth wicket against England in the First Test at Trent Bridge in July 2013.

Second Test[edit]

1–8 January 1925 (timeless match)
Scorecard
v
600 (149.5 overs)
VY Richardson 138
AER Gilligan 3/114 (26 overs)
479 (138 overs)
H Sutcliffe 176
JM Gregory 3/124 (34 overs)
250 (79.3 overs)
JM Taylor 90
MW Tate 6/99 (33.3 overs)
290 (106.3 overs)
H Sutcliffe 127
AA Mailey 5/92 (24 overs)
Australia won by 81 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RM Crockett and C Garing
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 January was taken as a rest day
  • AEV Hartkopf (AUS) made his Test debut.

Third Test[edit]

16–23 January 1925 (timeless match)
Scorecard
v
489 (153 overs)
J Ryder 201*
R Kilner 4/127 (56 overs)
365 (117.2 overs)
JB Hobbs 119
JM Gregory 3/111 (26.2 overs)
250 (68.1 overs)
J Ryder 88
R Kilner 4/51 (22.1 overs)
363 (111.2 overs)
WW Whysall 75
C Kelleway 3/57 (22 overs)
Australia won by 11 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 18 January was taken as a rest day
  • WW Whysall (ENG) made his Test debut.

Fourth Test[edit]

13–18 February 1925 (timeless match)
Scorecard
v
548 (151.6 overs)
H Sutcliffe 143
AA Mailey 4/186 (43.6 overs)
269 (63.3 overs)
JM Taylor 86
R Kilner 3/29 (13 overs)
250 (f/o) (74.5 overs)
JM Taylor 68
MW Tate 5/75 (25.5 overs)
England won by an innings and 29 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 February was taken as a rest day.

Fifth Test[edit]

27 February–4 March 1925 (timeless match)
Scorecard
v
295 (102.5 overs)
WH Ponsford 80
MW Tate 4/92 (39.5 overs)
167 (47.7 overs)
FE Woolley 47
CV Grimmett 5/45 (11.7 overs)
325 (118.3 overs)
TJE Andrews 80
MW Tate 5/115 (39.3 overs)
146 (44.4 overs)
MW Tate 33
CV Grimmett 6/37 (19.4 overs)
Australia won by 307 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: RM Crockett and DA Elder
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 1 March was taken as a rest day
  • AF Kippax and CV Grimmett (both AUS) made their Test debuts.
JW Hearne and FE Woolley batting, at 4–78 in England's first innings of the Fifth Test at Sydney, chasing Australia's 295 all out.

Ceylon[edit]

The English team had a stopover in Colombo en route to Australia 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 MCC 1924". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

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
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926