FANDOM


The English cricket team's tour to Australia in 1903–04 was the first time the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) took over responsibility for sponsoring and arranging an overseas tour representing England. England had not won the Ashes since the 1896 series in England. The MCC appointed Plum Warner to put together and captain a team, which was very much seen as the underdogs against Australia. Warner and his team, however, pulled off the upset the English were looking for and won the five-Test series 3–2. In the first Test at Sydney, R.E. "Tip" Foster scored 246 to set the world record for the highest individual Test innings; the innings remains the highest by a Test debutant.

The matchesEdit

South Australia v M.C.C.Edit

7, 9, 10, 11 November 1903. Played at Adelaide. M.C.C. (543 for 7 declared) drew with South Australia (211 & 321 for 8)

Victoria v M.C.C.Edit

13, 14, 16 November 1903. Played at Melbourne. Victoria (162 & 146) lost to M.C.C. (355 for 8 declared) by an innings and 47 runs

New South Wales v M.C.C.Edit

20, 21, 23 November 1903. Played at Sydney. New South Wales (212 & 129) lost to M.C.C. (342) by an innings and 1 run

Queensland v M.C.C.Edit

27, 28, 30 November 1903. Played at Brisbane Queensland (242 & 131) lost to M.C.C. (198 & 175 for 6) won by 4 wickets

Northern District XVIII v M.C.C.Edit

2, 3 December 1903. Played at Maitland. Northern District XVIII (283 & 222 for 5) drew with M.C.C. (405)

Newcastle XV v M.C.C.Edit

4, 5 December 1903. Played at Newcastle. M.C.C. (283 & 246) drew with Newcastle XV (195 & 39 for 0)

First Test: Australia v EnglandEdit

11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 December 1903. Played at Sydney. Australia (332 & 473) drew with England (505 & 266 for 8)

Melbourne Colts XVIII v M.C.C.Edit

15, 16 and 17 December 1903. Played at Melbourne. M.C.C. (394) beat the Juniors (105 & 181) by an innings and 108 runs

Bendigo and District XVIII v M.C.C.Edit

26, 28 December 1903. Played at Bendigo. Bendigo and District XVIII (102 & 53 for 6) drew with M.C.C. (273 for 5 declared)

Second Test: Australia v EnglandEdit

1, 2, 4, 5 January 1904. Played at Melbourne. England (315 and 122) beat Australia (134 and 202) by 101 runs.

Ballarat XVIII v M.C.C.Edit

8, 9 January 1904. Played at Ballarat. M.C.C. (294 and 144) drew with Ballarat XVIII (206 and 23 for 0)

Third Test: Australia v EnglandEdit

15, 16, 18, 19, 20 January 1904. Played at Adelaide. England (378 and 346) beat Australia (342 and 238) by 144 runs.

Tasmania v M.C.C.Edit

25, 26 January 1904. Played at Hobart. M.C.C. (133 and 412 for 2 declared) drew with Tasmania (178 and 43 for 1)

Tasmania v M.C.C.Edit

29, 30 January 1904. Played at Launceston. Tasmania (141 and 123) lost to M.C.C. (353) by 89 runs.

Victoria v M.C.C.Edit

5 February, (6), 8, 9, 1904. Played at Melbourne. Victoria (299 and 21) lost to M.C.C. (248 and 62 for 2) by 8 wickets.

New South Wales v M.C.C.Edit

12, 13, 15 February 1904. Played at Sydney. M.C.C. (143 and 555) beat New South Wales (254 and 150) by 294 runs.

Western District XV v M.C.C.Edit

19, 20 February 1904. Played at Bathurst. Bathurst XV (156 and 212 for 6 declared) drew with M.C.C. (185 and 114 for 7)

Fourth Test: Australia v EnglandEdit

26, 27, 29 February, 1, 2, 3 March 1904. Played at Sydney. England (176 and 155) beat Australia (148 and 87) by 96 runs.

Fifth Test: Australia v EnglandEdit

5, 7, 8 March 1904. Played at Melbourne. Australia (247 and 131) beat England (55 and 101) by 224 runs.

South Australia v M.C.C.Edit

12, 14, 15 March 1904. Played at Adelaide. South Australia (259 and 101) lost to M.C.C. (178 and 185 for 2) by 8 wickets.

Template:Ashes Test series Template:International cricket tours of Australia

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.