BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

Help 
BBC Sport Ashes banner
Cricket
Ashes news
Squad Profiles
Venue Guide
Classic Clashes
Legends XI
Ashes Quiz
Statistics
--------------------------
Last Man Standing game

Are you Shonky or Drongo?

BBC News
BBC Sport
BBC News
BBC Weather

  Classic Clashes - Memorable Ashes matches from Down Under

1903 - Victor Trumper
Trumper made his highest Ashes score with typical elegance

Australia 285 all out
Monty Noble 133
Warwick Armstrong 48
EG Arnold 4 for 76
England 577 all out
RE Foster 287
Len Braund 102
John Tyldesley 53
Wilfred Rhodes 40*
Australia 485 all out
Victor Trumper 185*
Reginald Duff 84
Clem Hill 51
Syd Gregory 43
Wilfred Rhodes 5 for 94
England 194 for 5
Thomas Hayward 91
George Hirst 60*

1903/04 - Sydney, 1st Test
11, 12, 14, 15, 16 & 17 December
England won by five wickets

In 1902 England and Australia fought out a truly memorable series that left people wondering how it could be bettered.

The first Test of the subsequent tour had the answer and it is unlikely that anyone will ever match the immediate impact that RE Foster made on Test cricket.

He made a world record score of 287 on his debut and helped England to 577 all out, the then highest total in Test cricket.

In the process he became the first man to share three century partnerships in one innings, the last of which, the 10th wicket with Wilfred Rhodes, remains an English record to this day.

But Australia played their part in the contest to the full as well.

Monty Noble scored his only Test ton on his debut as captain.

And Victor Trumper's highest Ashes score came after he fell to Edward Arnold's first ball in Test cricket in the first innings.

But when Trumper ran out of partners, England were left to chase a total of 194.

They won with five wickets in hand, but Australians were left wondering what might have been had Frank Laver not dropped George Hirst at 83-4.

CHOOSE A DATE
 1903/04 - 1st Test
 1907/08 - 2nd Test
 1911/12 - 4th Test
 1932/33 - 3rd Test
 1936/37 - 3rd Test
 1954/55 - 3rd Test
 1970/71 - 7th Test
 1982/83 - 4th Test
 1986/87 - 5th Test
 1998/99 - 4th Test
 Have your say
Ashes history
 1882 - 1902 >>
 1903 - 1938 >>
 1946 - 1968 >>
 1970 - 2001 >>

© MMIII | News Sources | Privacy Search Help | Feedback