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The Australian Team in England.

Australia v England. Tho First Test Match. EfO9ived May ;30, 8.58 a.m. London, Mny 29 The first test match commenced at Nottingham in lovely warm weather. Pry and Lees stood \ out of the English team, and Howell, Gehrs, Neivland, and Hopkins were omitted from the Australian eleven. Kelly's finger was rather sore., as he knocked it at Manchester. England won the toss and went to the wickets. The Australians appeared on the field just after 10 30 a.m. Hayward and Jones opened the innings, Jones receiving loud oheers. Cotter bowled the first over from the pavilion end, the deliveries being short and bumpy. Jones was hit but was not hurt. Layer took the second over.* Hayward cut to square leg nicely for four. Cotter's second over was still desperately short. Twice the ball went over the batsman's head. No screens were in use. In the fifth over of the match, Hayward, when at five, was bowled by a yorker from Cotter, which took his leg stump. One for 6 ; Jones 1. Tyldesley succeeded, and began well with a single from Cotter, aud then secured two pretty foura, a cut Hnd an off drive from Layer. Jones nearly played Layer on the wicket, and then at four did actually play him on. Two for 24, Tylde3ley 9. McLaren was next, and before he scored was missed cheefc high at sharp leg by Darling off Cotter. Then Tyldesley advanced to 17. McLaren made a couple and wag then caught at the wicket by Kelly off Layer. Three for 40. Jackson then joined Tyldesley. The new comer was very uncomfortable against Layer, who got two balls through his defence in the first over. Then Tyldesley drove Layer for four. Jackson then faced Cotter, who bowled him for nil. His downfall caused great disappointment. Four for 49. Bosanquet followed, and a good stand resulted. Cotter, who wa3 still bowling very short, sent one ball right in front of Bosanquet's face. Next Bosanquet hit him for four. Tyldesley made a fine cut for four off Layer, and another four off Cotter. Laver'a bowling from the start was admirable, varying in pace and of excellent length. The first change was made at 69, McLeod going on in the place of Cotter. Bosanquet made eight off the next two overs, ami was now doing nearly all the scoring, playing confidently. He added another fourer off McLeod. Tyldesley contributed a good off drive for four from Layer. At 88 Armstrong supplanted Layer, who had bowled for an hour and a half. He was in splendid form, and obtained two wickets for 32 runs. Tyldesley had been in a hundred minutes, and played so far excellently, except for one chance. At the luncheon adjournment the score stood at four wickets for 98; Tyldesley 44, Bosanquot 27. i Jus*t before lunch Bosanquet was nearly caught at wide slip in the first over. On resuming, without any addition to the score, Bosanquet played Layer on. Five for 98.

Gunn partnered Tyldesley, who obtained his half century in 110 minutes, the century appearing just before Tyldesley snicked a full pitch from Cotter to leg for four. He then skied JLaver, Duff at third man securing an easy catch. Tyldesley had been in a little over two hours, and made nine fourer3. The fatal stroke was a dreadful attempt. Six for 119. Gunn was at 5 when Jeseop joined him. The newcomer wa*B bowled by the first ball from Layer. Seven for 119. Lilley followed. Since lunch Layer had taken three wickets in five overs, for 20 runs. At this stage Gunn was hit in the ribs by one from Cotter, which caused a brief delay. Lilley brought his score to 13 with two good off hits including a four off Cotter. Gunn at 8 was bow^cf by , Cotter. Eightfor 139. Rhodes opened his account, with a good off drive for four off Cotter, and Lilley responded with two fourers in one over from Layer with a late cut and a drive. 150 appeared at the end of three hours' play. At 150 Noble tried for the first time to replace Cotter. Ehodes cut him for four ia the first over, and then Lilley made two more fourers off Layer, and a lucky snick and fine pull, and added still another -four off Layer, bringing 170 up. Ehodes mnde three hits for four in one of Noble's overs. Lilley next faced Layer, and with his Bcore at 27 sent one straight back to the bowler, which he held. Nine for 187. The partnership lasted thirty minutes. A mold, the next bafceman, when at 2, lost Rhodes, who put up a skier off Layer, Noble at point taking a catch. The innings closed for 196. Layer bowled magnificently, taking seven wiokets in 31 overs and threa balls, Eeceived May|3o, 10.37 a.m. The Australians made a bad start. Duff and Trumper were the first batsmen. With a single on the board Duff hit Gunn to short square leg, Hayward, low down, taking the catch. Duff seemed doubtful as to whether he was out. One for one. Hill succeeded, but when Trumper had made 13, the game was stopped, and Tramper retired, having apparently ricked his back. After the stoppage, Noble partnered Hill, and both played aggressive cricket, runs coming fast. Eeceived May 30, 1.62 p.m. The Australians' score should be one wicket for 104, not 114. Hill is not out 39, and Noble not out 41. Hill began with a fourer on the on side off Gunn; then in Gnnn's next over Trumper scored three fonrers. Tramper shortly afterwards retired, Noble taking his place. The scoring was steady. Nine runa came in one over, including a fourer to each batsman. Jones and Jessop were cheered for good fielding. Hill was play* ing very finely and with great confidence, The fifty was reached in 35 minutes. The bowling looked very easy in comparison with Layer's, but the wicket was better than in the morning. At 73 (Hill 26, Noble 25/ Jessop replaced Gunn, Bosanquet replacing Arnold. Play became quieter, Hill brought 90 up with a fine fourer off each bowler. There* upon Arnold changed to the pavilion end, and at the other end Rhodes was at last given a trial. Noble now was scoring faster than Hill, whose score he passed with a beautiful four to leg at the expense of Arnold.

Following ore the Bcores :~ ENGLAND. First Innings, Hay ward, b Cottsr ... ... ... 5 Jone3, b Layer ... ... ... 4 Tyldesley, c Duff, b Layer .... ... 56 MacLarlen, c Kelly, b Layer... .. 2 Jackson, b Cotter ... ... ... 0 Bosanquet, b Layer.., „, ... 27 Gunn, b Cotter .. ... .-8 Jessop, b Layer ... ... ... 0 Lilley, c and b Layer ... .... 37 Ehodeß, c Noble, b Layer ... ..29 Arnold (not out) ... „, ... 2 iSxtras „. .„ . ... 26 Total .. „. ... ... 196 Bowling analysis—Cotter three wickets for 64 runs ; Layer, seven for 6$ ; McLeod, nil for 19; Armstrong, nil for xi ; Noble, nil for 1». Australians, First Innings. JOuff, c Hayward, b Gunn ... ... 1 Trumper, retired ... ... ... 13 Hill (not out) ... ... ... 30 Noble (not out) ... ... ... 25

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Cricket., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905

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Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905

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