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1 . The Australian Team m England. Australia v Ensrland. The First Test Match.

London, May 29 Jackson wont on to bowl with the score at 112. In his first over Noble put the ball just out of ronanquet's reach "m the slips; the hit yielding three. Hill pulled Rhodes for four. Each batsman had then made 50, Noble taking ninety minutes.and Hill one hundred minutes. Noble was dismissed at 129. Armstrong succeeded, and obtained a single. Then Hill's of stump was diflodfjed, with a good ball from Jackson. Three for 130. Noble and Hill each hit seven fours, and showed perfect oricket. Darling was easily caught m the Blips off the second ball he received—four for 130 — Jackson having taken three wickets m one over. Just before time Bosanquet bowled m the hope of another wicket falling, bafc Armstrong immediately drove him for six. When stumps were drawn the score Btood at 158 for four wickets. The weather was beautiful and the wicket good. Fifteen thousand persons were present. Keceived May 31, 8.56 a.m. London, May 30 The weather wks cool and cloudy on the resumption of the match. The attendance was fair. Armstrong and Cotter continued their innings, Jackson and Knodes bowling. Cotfer by free cricket knocked twelve off Jackson's first two over<3, bringing his score to 20. As Jackson c ntinued to be severely punishod, he was displaced by Jessop. The change proved effective, os with his score at 45 Cotter made a return to Jessop, who secured an easy catch. The retiring tafcsman played a splendid and invaluable innings. He made seven fourers. This morning at the wicket 3 m under 25 minutes he put on 39. Five for 200. Gregory was | next. When four runs had been added, Armstrong -was bowled m jumping out to drive Rhodes. Six for 204. MoLeod filled the vacancy. The newcomer had a short stay, as with his score at four his dismissal came from Arnold, the ball just removing the bails. Seven for 209. Laverthen partnered Gregory. Arnold, who had hurt his hand retired, Lees fielding m his place. Gregory added another single and then off the second over from Jackson, who had resumed bowling, gave Jones m the slips an easy catch. Eight for 216. Rhodes .was bowling steadily and well. Kelly was last man. Layer with hi 9 score at five was dismissed by a wonderful left, hand catch by Jones m the slips, the innings closing for 221. Jackson took the last two wickets m two overs and 5 balls for 3 runs. The fielding was fine, Joaes, Jessop, and Gunn being conspicuous. Received May 31, 9.31 a.m. MaoLaren and Hay ward opened England's second innings, Cotter and Layer having charge of the bowling. Hopkins fielded m place of Trumper. In the third over, an appeal against MacLaren for leg before was not allowed. The luncheon adjournment showed no wickets for 66; Hay ward 22, MacLaren 40. The batting had been excellent, and after a period of uteady work, MacLaren drove Layer for two fourors m one over. The first change m the bowling was made at 26, McLeod bowling one over for Cotter, who had been keeping a more reasonable length to-day, though one ball went over MaeLaren's head, Hayward was very slow, taking neatly fifty minutes to make 10. After the resumption the attendance largely increased. MacLaron, after the first few overs, again scored freely, find when the total was 77, his score was 50. This was made inside eighty minutes by fine cricket. Four by Hayward brought up tho century at the end of 05 minutes' play. At this stage MacLaren's form was not so good. He lifted three balls while scoring ten. Quiet play followed, Armstrong and McLeod bowling off the wickets, and the batsmen letting them alone. Only one good hit was made iv many over?, and the crowd were getting impatient, when Hayward at 47, was caught by Darling at square leg, off Armstrong. Hayward was admirably steady throughout, getting out at his' first real attempt to hit Armstrong. One for 145 ; MacLaren 91. The partnersnip lasted two hours. At the afternoon tea adjournment the scores stood at one for 194 j MacLaren 127, Tyldesloy 10. After the adjournment MacLaren added 13, and was then caught by Duff off Layer. MacLaren obtained a hundred inside three hours.

With Tyldesly m play became very quiet;, six overs yielding three singles. The crowd became impatient and noiey at Armstrong bowling wide off the leg stump, The game brightened ;just before the tea interval, nineteen runs coming m two overs, McLaren getting three fours at the expense of Armstrong. On resuming, Layer and Armstrong bowled. Ten runs came off the first over, bringing up 200 runs m 200 minutes. MacLaren w<is then caught at deep mid off. Hia innings was a splendid one, despite trifling inequalities. He was batting 220 minutes. Two wickets for 222. Jones opened with three successive fours off Layer. Duff was tried at; 263. Jonea was out at 276. Received May 31, 10.47 a.m. The Englishmen have three wickets down for 276. Jones 30; Tyldesley (not out) 47. The secoDd wicket fell at 222. The third century appeared m 280 minutes. Tyldesley played a restrained inninga. He hit eight fourere. Four wickets for 301, At this stage Armstrong was taken off, having flbowled since tha score was 110.^ Jackson and Bosanquet added twelve. Five for 312. Jackson and Ehodea played out time. The weather was cloudy, the . wicket good, and the attendance large. Received May 31, 1.5 p.m. When stumps wero drawn, the Englishmen had five wickets down for 318. | Following ore the scores :— ! England. ■. First Innings ... ... ••• 196 Second Innings. Hayward, o Darling, b Armstrong ... 47 MaoLaren, c Duff, b Layer ... ... 14 Tyldesley. c and b Duff ... ... 61 Jones, bDuff ... .. .« 30 Jackson (not out) ... ... ... 19 Bosanquet, b Cotter ... ..6 Ehode& (not out) .... ... ... 3 Extras 12 Total for five wickets ... ... 318 Australians. First Innings. Duff, c Hayward, b Gunn ... ... 1 Trumper, retired ... ... ... 13 Hill, b Jackson .... „. ... 51. Noble, c Lilley b Jackson ... .... SO Darling, c Bosanquet b Jackson ... 0 Cotter, c and b Jessop ... ... 45 Armstrong, b Rhodes > ... ... 27 Gregory, c Jones, b Jackson ... ... 2 McLeod, b Arnold ... ... ... 4 Layer, c Jones, b Jackson ... ... 5 Kelly (not out) ... 1 Extraa .. ... ..19 Total 221 Bowling analysis—Arnold, one for 39 ; Gunn, one for 27; Jessop, one for IS; Bosanquet, nil for 29 ; Rhodes, one for 37-; Jackson, five for 52. London May SO. Trumper will nob play further, the fibre of the muscle being torn.

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Cricket., Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905

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