The Australian cricket team in England in 1905 played 35 first-class matches including 5 Tests. Australia was captained by Joe Darling. The England captain in all five Tests was Stanley Jackson.

The touring team

The Australian team that toured England in 1905.
The Australian team that toured England in 1905.

Laver was the player-manager, assisted by Newland.[1]

Test series summary

England won the Test series 2–0, with three matches drawn.

First Test

29–31 May 1905
Scorecard
v
196 (71.3 overs)
JT Tyldesley 56
FJ Laver 7/64 (31.3 overs)
221 (63.5 overs)
C Hill 54
FS Jackson 5/52 (14.5 overs)
426/5d (153 overs)
AC MacLaren 140
RA Duff 2/43 (15 overs)
188 (72.4 overs)
SE Gregory 51
BJT Bosanquet 8/107 (32.4 overs)
England won by 213 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: J Carlin and J Phillips
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

The Australian second innings in this match still holds the record for the lowest innings total (188) when a bowler conceded 100 runs (BJT Bosanquet 8/107).[2]

Second Test

15–17 June 1905
Scorecard
v
282 (140 overs)
CB Fry 73
AJY Hopkins 3/40 (15 overs)
181 (50.1 overs)
J Darling 41
FS Jackson 4/50 (15 overs)
151/5 (50 overs)
AC MacLaren 79
WW Armstrong 3/30 (10 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: J Phillips and W Richards
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the final day.

Third Test

3–5 July 1905
Scorecard
v
301 (128.3 overs)
FS Jackson 144*
CE McLeod 3/88 (37 overs)
195 (53.2 overs)
WW Armstrong 66
A Warren 5/57 (19.2 overs)
295/5d (104 overs)
JT Tyldesley 100
WW Armstrong 5/122 (51 overs)
224/7 (91 overs)
MA Noble 62
C Blythe 3/41 (24 overs)
Match drawn
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: J Phillips and VA Titchmarsh
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • D Denton and A Warren (both ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fourth Test

24–26 July 1905
Scorecard
v
446 (157.5 overs)
FS Jackson 113
CE McLeod 5/125 (47 overs)
197 (45.5 overs)
J Darling 73
W Brearley 4/72 (17 overs)
169 (f/o) (52.3 overs)
RA Duff 60
W Brearley 4/54 (14 overs)
England won by an innings and 80 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: J Carlin and JE West
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • RH Spooner and W Brearley (both ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fifth Test

14–16 August 1905
Scorecard
v
430 (130 overs)
CB Fry 144
A Cotter 7/148 (40 overs)
363 (93.1 overs)
RA Duff 146
W Brearley 5/110 (31.1 overs)
261/6d (80.3 overs)
JT Tyldesley 112*
MA Noble 2/56 (14.3 overs)
124/4 (37 overs)
C Hill 34
EG Arnold 1/17 (9 overs)
Match drawn
The Oval, London
Umpires: J Phillips and WAJ West
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

References

  1. ^ "Australia to England 1905". Test Cricket Tours. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  2. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley. p. 361. ISBN 0947540067.

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