Australian cricket team in England in 1934
Date8 June 1934 — 22 August 1934
LocationEngland
ResultAustralia won the 5-Test series 2–1
Teams
 England  Australia
Captains
RES Wyatt
(CF Walters deputised)
WM Woodfull
Most runs
M Leyland (478)
CF Walters (401)
H Sutcliffe (304)
DG Bradman (758)
WH Ponsford (569)
SJ McCabe (483)
Most wickets
H Verity (24)
WE Bowes (19)
K Farnes (10)
WJ O'Reilly (28)
CV Grimmett (25)
TW Wall (6)

Australia won the 1934 Ashes series against England, winning two of the matches and losing one, with the other two tests drawn. The Australian tourists were captained by Bill Woodfull, while the home side were led by Bob Wyatt, with Cyril Walters deputising for Wyatt in the first Test.

In the second Test of the series at Lord's, known as Verity's Match, left-arm spinner Hedley Verity took 15 wickets in the match to hand England their only victory in a Lord's Ashes Test in the twentieth century. The last two Tests of the series were notable for the prodigious runscoring of Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who shared partnerships of at 388 at Headingley (scoring 181 and 304 respectively) and 451 at the Oval (scoring 266 and 244 respectively) in Ponsford's final Test.

One-day: Ceylon v Australians

The Australians had a stopover in Colombo en route to England and played a one-day single-innings match there against the Ceylon national team, which at that time did not have Test status.[1]

4 April 1934
Scorecard
Australians 
284/6d (63 overs)
v
British Ceylon Ceylon
125/5 (28 overs)
Ernest Bromley 80*
Bertram de Kretser 3/73 (14 overs)
Sargo Jayawickreme 56
Hans Ebeling 3/24 (10 overs)
Match Drawn
Nondescripts Cricket Club, Colombo
Umpires: WS Flindall and VR Schokman

Tour Matches

First-class Matches

2–3 May 1934
v
Australians won by an innings and 297 runs
 
 
112 (56.3 overs)
CF Walters 32
CV Grimmett 5/53 (24 overs)
504 (115 overs)
DG Bradman 206
R Howorth 4/135 (23 overs)
95 (46.3 overs)
Nawab of Pataudi 27
CV Grimmett 5/27 (15.3 overs)
  • Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat
  • Match was scheduled for three days
5–8 May 1934
v
Match Drawn
 
 
152 (67.5 overs)
AW Shipman 30
WJ O'Reilly 7/39 (24 overs)
368/5d (140 overs)
SJ McCabe 108*
G Geary 2/48 (31 overs)
263/9 (99.5 overs)
EW Dawson 91
WJ O'Reilly 4/40 (28 overs)
  • Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat
9–11 May 1934
v
Australians won by an innings and 163 runs
 
 
158 (66.3 overs)
M Jahangir Khan 33
CV Grimmett 9/74 (28.3 overs)
481/5d
WH Ponsford 229*
JGW Davies 2/89 (39 overs)
160 (53.1 overs) (f/o)
HR Cox 51
LO Fleetwood-Smith 3/31 (11.1 overs)
  • Australians won the toss and elected to bat
12–15 May 1934
v
Match Drawn
 
 
362 (121.3 overs)
EH Hendren 135
TW Wall 6/74 (32.3 overs)
559/6 (161 overs)
WH Ponsford 281*
FR Brown 4/134 (37 overs)
182/8 (72 overs)
RES Wyatt 102*
CV Grimmett 4/90 (32 overs)
  • Marylebone Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat
16–18 May 1934
v
Australians won by an innings and 93 runs
 
 
220 (92.2 overs)
M Nichols 62
WJ O'Reilly 6/79 (31.2 overs)
438 (101.2 overs)
AG Chipperfield 175
K Farnes 3/111 (24 overs)
125 (56.2 overs)
JA Cutmore 31
CV Grimmett 5/54 (26 overs)
  • Essex won the toss and elected to bat
19–21 May 1934
v
Australians won by an innings and 33 runs
 
 
70 (24.3 overs)
RG Tindall 18
LO Fleetwood-Smith 5/30 (9.3 overs)
319 (89.4 overs)
LS Darling 100
RG Tindall 5/94 (24 overs)
216 (84.3 overs) (f/o)
FC de Saram 128
CV Grimmett 7/109 (36.3 overs)
  • Australians won the toss and elected to bat
23–25 May 1934
v
Match Drawn
 
 
420 (131.1 overs)
WGLF Lowndes 140
SJ McCabe 4/79 (25 overs)
433 (100.5 overs)
AG Chipperfield 116
AEG Baring 5/121 (26 overs)
169/7d (75 overs)
J Arnold 109*
WJ O'Reilly 4/34 (24 overs)
10/1 (4.1 overs)
AG Chipperfield 5*
WGLF Lowndes 0/1 (1.1 overs)
  • Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat
26–28 May 1934
v
Australians won by 10 wickets
 
 
258 (75.2 overs)
EH Hendren 115
TW Wall 3/41 (16 overs)
345 (70.2 overs)
DG Bradman 160
HJ Enthoven 4/59 (16 overs)
114 (43.4 overs)
EH Hendren 35
CV Grimmett 5/27 (12.4 overs)
29/0 (3.4 overs)
BA Barnett 14*
  • Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat
30 May-1 June 1934
v
Match Drawn
 
 
475/7d (145 overs)
A Sandham 219
AG Chipperfield 2/48 (15 overs)
629 (128.2 overs)
SJ McCabe 240
AR Gover 5/147 (34 overs)
162/2 (42 overs)
RJ Gregory 59*
CV Grimmett 1/16 (8 overs)
  • Surrey won the toss and elected to bat
2–5 June 1934
v
Match Drawn
 
 
285 (107.5 overs)
GE Tyldesley 107
LO Fleetwood-Smith 5/107 (38 overs)
367 (120 overs)
SJ McCabe 142
AD Baxter 3/38 (15 overs)
338/3 (115 overs)
WM Woodfull 172*
FS Booth 1/60 (20 overs)
  • Australians won the toss and elected to bat
13–15 June 1934
v
Match drawn
 
 
284 (88.1 overs)
AG Chipperfield 71
ADG Matthews 4/71 (23 overs)
187 (83.2 overs)
AW Snowden 105
LO Fleetwood-Smith 5/63 (27 overs)
234 (78.5 overs)
WA Brown 113
ADG Matthews 5/87 (26.5 overs)
133/9 (62 overs)
AH Bakewell 53
LO Fleetwood-Smith 5/29 (20 overs)
  • Australians won the toss and elected to bat
16–19 June 1934
v
Australians won by 8 wickets
 
 
177 (62.4 overs)
WGLF Lowndes 44
CV Grimmett 4/76 (17.4 overs)
230 (61 overs)
LS Darling 42
ERT Holmes 3/31 (14 overs)
287 (88.3 overs)
BH Lyon 67
ERT Holmes 67
CV Grimmett 4/71 (27.3 overs)
235/2 (57 overs)
SJ McCabe 105*
FR Brown 1/28 (8 overs)
  • Gentlemen of England won the toss and elected to bat

Test Matches

First Test

8–12 June 1934
Scorecard
v
268 (138.3 overs)
EH Hendren 79 (247)
CV Grimmett 5/81 (58.3 overs)
374 (152.2 overs)
AG Chipperfield 99 (208)
K Farnes 5/102 (40.2 overs)
141 (107.4 overs)
CF Walters 46 (153)
WJ O'Reilly 7/54 (41.4 overs)
273/8d (90 overs)
SJ McCabe 88 (121)
K Farnes 5/77 (25 overs)
Australia won by 238 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: F Chester and A Dolphin

Second Test

22–25 June 1934
Scorecard
v
440 (198.3 overs)
Les Ames 120 (325)
Tim Wall 4/108 (49 overs)
284 (109 overs)
Bill Brown 105 (202)
Hedley Verity 7/61 (36 overs)
118 (53.3 overs)
Bill Woodfull 43 (118)
Hedley Verity 8/43 (22.3 overs)
England won by an innings and 38 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Frank Chester and Joe Hardstaff, Sr.
  • England won the toss and elected to bat

Third Test

6–10 July 1934
Scorecard
v
627/9d (201 overs)
Maurice Leyland 153 (309)
Bill O'Reilly 7/189 (59 overs)
491 (190.3 overs)
Stan McCabe 137 (204)
Hedley Verity 4/78 (53 overs)
123/0d (52 overs)
Herbert Sutcliffe 69 (161)
66/1 (27 overs)
Stan McCabe 33 (74)
Gubby Allen 1/23 (6 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: JL Hopwood (England)

Fourth Test

20–24 July 1934
Scorecard
v
200 (105.4 overs)
Cyril Walters 44 (114)
Clarrie Grimmett 4/57 (30.4 overs)
584 (183.5 overs)
Donald Bradman 304 (473)
Bill Bowes 6/142 (50 overs)
229/6 (135.5 overs)
Maurice Leyland 49 (186)
Clarrie Grimmett 3/72 (56.5 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: WW Keeton (Eng)

Fifth Test

18–22 August 1934
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
321 (117.3 overs)
Maurice Leyland 110 (171)
Hans Ebeling 3/74 (21 overs)
701 (171.2 overs)
Bill Ponsford 266 (422)
Bill Bowes 4/164 (38 overs)
145 (63.3 overs)
Wally Hammond 43 (113)
Clarrie Grimmett 5/64 (26.3 overs)
327 (68.3 overs)
Donald Bradman 77 (106)
Bill Bowes 5/55 (11.3 overs)
Australia won by 562 runs
Kennington Oval, London
Umpires: Frank Chester and Fanny Walden
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Test debut: HI Ebeling (Aus)

References

  1. ^ "Ceylon v Australia 1934". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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