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1881–82 Australia v England Series
Date 31 December 1881 – 14 March 1882
Location Australia
Result Australia won four-Test series 2–0
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England
Captains
Billy Murdoch Alfred Shaw

The 1881–82 Australia v England series was part of a first-class cricket tour of Australia by a combined team from England. The tourists were led by Alfred Shaw. The four matches between Australia and the England team were later classified as Test matches. The English tourists also played three other first-class matches.

Despite the Australia v England matches subsequently having received Test status, the matches are not considered to be part of The Ashes since the series precedes the introduction of the trophy.

Match details

First Test: Australia v England (31 December 1881 – 4 January 1882)

31 December 1881 – 4 January 1882
Scorecard
Flag of England England
294 (170.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
320 (237 overs)
Match drawn by agreement
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)
G Ulyett 87
WH Cooper 3/80 [32.2]
TP Horan 124
G Ulyett 2/41 [20]
308 (229.3 overs) 127/3 (55 overs)
J Selby 70
WH Cooper 6/120 [61]
PS McDonnell 33
W Bates 2/43 [13]

Second Test: Australia v England (17–21 February 1882)

17–21 February 1882
Scorecard
Flag of England England
133 (115 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
197 (194.2 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)
RG Barlow 31
GE Palmer 7/68 [58]
HH Massie 49
W Bates 4/52 [72]
232 (153.1 overs) 169/5 (107.1 overs)
G Ulyett 67
TW Garrett 4/62 [36]
WL Murdoch 49
G Ulyett 2/48 [15]

Third Test: Australia v England (3–7 March 1882)

3–7 March 1882
Scorecard
Flag of England England
188 (140.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
262 (172 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: J Lillywhite (Eng) and JS Swift (Aus)
A Shrewsbury 82
GE Palmer 5/46 [45.2]
PS McDonnell 147
E Peate 5/43 [45]
134 (80.1 overs) 64/4 (49.3 overs)
A Shrewsbury 47
TW Garrett 6/78 [36.1]
TP Horan 16
E Peate 3/15 [25]

Fourth Test: Australia v England (10–14 March 1882)

10–14 March 1882
Scorecard
Flag of England England
309 (159.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
300 (163.1 overs)
Match drawn
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: G Coulthard (Aus) and J Lillywhite (Eng)
G Ulyett 149
TW Garrett 5/80 [54.2]
WL Murdoch 85
WE Midwinter 4/81 [41]
234/2 (97.3 overs)
G Ulyett 64
HF Boyle 1/38 [25]

Note: 4 ball overs for whole series.


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