Australian XI v Marylebone Cricket Club
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1954/55
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th November 1954 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossMarylebone Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Hele, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1Australian XI (1) 12/0 (McDonald 4*, Briggs 5*)
Close of play day 2Australian XI (1) 167/7 (Maddocks 24*, Johnson 5*)
Close of play day 3No play

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonc and b Benaud74     
WJ Edrichc RN Harvey b Johnson11     
*PBH Mayc Drennan b Archer45     
DCS Comptonc Maddocks b Benaud16     
JV Wilsonc Archer b Benaud6     
TW Graveneynot out22     
TE Baileyc McDonald b Johnson4     
+TG Evansb Johnson1     
JH Wardleb Johnson8     
AV Bedserb Johnson3     
JB Stathamc RN Harvey b Johnson13     
Extras(1 nb, 1 w)2
Total(all out, 288 minutes, 67.6 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-111, 3-135, 4-153, 5-159, 6-166, 7-168, 8-181, 9-185, 10-205 (67.6 ov)
Australian XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drennan8   1270--
Archer12   4221--
Johnston11   2300-1
Benaud19   4583--

Australian XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldlbw b Statham4     
RE Briggsb Bailey48     
RN Harveyc Evans b Statham4     
R Harveyc Edrich b Bailey7     
JH de Courcylbw b Bailey0     
R Benaudc Evans b Bedser47     
RG Archerb Bailey23     
+LV Maddocksnot out24     
*IWG Johnsonnot out5     
J Drennandid not bat      
WA Johnstondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 nb)5
Total(7 wickets, 305 minutes, 68.1 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-18, 3-44, 4-44, 5-110, 6-115, 7-156
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham14   3292--
Bedser16   2391-1
Wardle21   9410--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> CC McDonald (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2

12th Men: JC Hill (Aust) and FH Tyson (MCC)
Crowds: 13905, 36380, no play, no play. Total: 50,285. Receipts: 7,865 pounds





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