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English cricket team in Australia in 1928–29
The England cricket team toured Australia in 1928–29. England, known as the MCC in matches outside the Tests, retained The Ashes, winning the first four Tests and losing the last for a 4–1 series victory.
England were stronger in batting, more reliable and consistent in bowling and very definitely superior in fielding.
The series was defined by the prodigious runscoring of Wally Hammond, playing his maiden Ashes series, who with a run of scores of 251 at Sydney, 200 and 32 at Melbourne, and 119 not out and 177 at Adelaide, scored a then-record series aggregate of 905 runs at an average of 113.12; the record has only been surpassed once, by Donald Bradman in the 1930 Ashes.
The MCC team
The MCC touring party was:
- Percy Chapman (Kent) (captain)
- Jack White (Somerset) (vice-captain)
- Douglas Jardine (Surrey)
- Jack Hobbs (Surrey)
- Herbert Sutcliffe (Yorkshire)
- Wally Hammond (Gloucestershire)
- Patsy Hendren (Middlesex)
- Ernest Tyldesley (Lancashire)
- Phil Mead (Hampshire)
- Maurice Leyland (Yorkshire)
- Maurice Tate (Sussex)
- George Geary (Leicestershire)
- George Duckworth (Lancashire) (wicketkeeper)
- Les Ames (Kent) (wicketkeeper)
- Harold Larwood (Nottinghamshire)
- "Tich" Freeman (Kent)
- Sam Staples (Nottinghamshire)
First Test (Brisbane)
30 Nov - 5 Dec
Second Test (Sydney)
14 - 20 Dec
Third Test (Melbourne)
29 Dec - 5 Jan
Fourth Test (Adelaide)
1 - 8 Feb
Fifth Test (Melbourne)
- Test records: most runs in a series
- Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley. p. 375. ISBN 0947540067.
- "Ceylon v MCC 1928". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Ralph Barker & Irving Rosenwater, England v Australia: A compendium of Test cricket between the countries 1877-1968, Batsford, 1969,ISBN 0-7134-0317-9.
- Percy Fender, The Turn of the Wheel: MCC Team in Australia 1928-29, London, 1929
- Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
- Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
- Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930