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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