Cambridge University v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 16th, 17th, 18th June 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 81 runs
UmpiresL Greenwood, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 112/4 (Murdoch 45*, Bonnor 5*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 2/0 (Rock 1*, Topham 1*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+CW Wrightc Blackham b Palmer4      
HW Bainbridgec Murdoch b Palmer61      
JW Mansfieldc Giffen b Palmer10      
*JEK Studdb Spofforth59      
PJ de Paravicinic Blackham b Spofforth4      
T Greatorexb Spofforth3      
JA Turnerb Palmer6      
CW Rockc Blackham b Spofforth14      
F Marchantc Bonnor b Palmer34      
CA Smithb Palmer3      
HG Tophamnot out2      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 79 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-24, 3-135, 4-137, 5-143, 6-150, 7-150, 8-187, 9-?, 10-204 (79 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer36   13846--
Cooper10   3340--
Spofforth22   7454--
Giffen7   1230--
Midwinter4   0140--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanc Rock b Topham20      
PS McDonnellb Topham25      
*WL Murdochc Topham b Studd132      
G Giffenc Topham b Smith4      
+JM Blackhamst Wright b Topham6      
GJ Bonnorc Smith b Marchant44      
WE Midwinterb Topham1      
GE Palmernot out68      
HJH Scottc Topham b Rock8      
FR Spofforthc Mansfield b Rock20      
WH Cooperc Mansfield b Topham8      
Extras(31 b, 7 lb, 4 nb)42
Total(all out, 224.3 overs)378
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-71, 3-82, 4-104, 5-189, 6-190, 7-294, 8-308, 9-336, 10-378 (224.3 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bainbridge21   7490--
Smith54   22831--
Rock51   28652--
Turner8   2200--
Marchant8   4131--
de Paravicini9   2220--
Greatorex4   1100--
Studd1   101--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CW Rockc Murdoch b Palmer5      
HG Tophamrun out2      
HW Bainbridgec Scott b Palmer7      
+CW Wrightc Scott b Spofforth24      
JW Mansfieldb Palmer9      
*JEK Studdc and b Spofforth3      
PJ de Paravicininot out25      
T Greatorexst Blackham b Palmer5      
JA Turnerb Palmer0      
F Marchantc Scott b Spofforth8      
CA Smithb Spofforth2      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 77.3 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-14, 3-?, 4-?, 5-35, 6-61, 7-70, 8-70, 9-83, 10-93 (77.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer39   20495--
Cooper4   320--

--> F Marchant (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in first-class matches
--> GE Palmer reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Cambridge University first innings
--> HG Topham reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Australians first innings





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