The Advertiser (Adelaide)
The Advertiser is a conservative, daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. First published as a broadsheet named The South Australian Advertiser on 12 July 1858, a Sunday edition exists under the name of the Sunday Mail. The Advertiser is a publication of News Corp Australia, the head office of The Advertiser has relocated from a former premises in King William Street, to a new office complex, known as Keith Murdoch House at 31 Waymouth Street. The Adelaide Times ceased publication on May 9,1858, the South Australian Advertiser was published from 12 July 1858 to 22 March 1889. The original owners were Barrow and Charles Henry Goode, in 1863 the company started an afternoon newspaper The Express as a competitor to The Telegraph, an evening paper independent of both The Advertiser and The Register. The company was re-formed, effective 9 September 1864, with additional shareholders Philip Henry Burden, John Baker, Captain Scott, James Counsell, Thomas Graves and some others.
Burden, secretary of the company, died in 1864, and Barrow, whose wife had died in 1856, married his widow in 1865, thus owning together a quarter of the company. In December,1866, the syndicate bought the afternoon Adelaide daily, the Telegraph, at auction, and incorporated it with The Express as The Express and Telegraph. It continued from 1889 as The Advertiser J. H. Barrow died on 22 August 1874, in 1879 a new firm was created, consisting of Thomas King, Fred Burden, and John Langdon Bonython. In July,1884, Thomas King dropped out, and the firm of Burden & Bonython was formed to run the paper, Burden retired, and sold his share to John Langdon Bonython, who from 1893 to 1929 was the sole proprietor of The Advertiser. As well as being a newspaper editor, he supported the movement towards the Federation of Australia. The Canberra suburb of Bonython, and the now abolished South Australian electoral division of Bonython, were named in his honour, on Langdon Bonythons retirement, his son John Lavington Bonython and Lord Mayor of Adelaide, became editor.
The Herald and Weekly Times took a stake in The Advertiser in 1929. Through the 20th century, The Advertiser was the morning broadsheet, on the death of Sir Keith Murdoch in 1952, ownership of The News passed to his son Rupert, who subsequently established News Limited and News Corporation. In 1931 The Advertiser took over its competitor, the South Australian Register and The Chronicle. It is based upon a profound pride and belief in South Australia, on 24 October 1953 the company launched the Sunday Advertiser in direct competition to News Limiteds Sunday Mail, but failed to outreach its rival, though no doubt affecting its profitability. The Sunday Advertiser had introduced color graphics on the comics page and this was dropped shortly after joint publication commenced. When Murdoch acquired The Herald and Weekly Times in 1987, he acquired the remaining 48. 7% share of The Advertiser
An all-rounder is a cricketer who regularly performs well at both batting and bowling. Although all bowlers must bat and quite a few batsmen do bowl occasionally, there is no precise qualification for a player to be considered an all-rounder and use of the term tends to be subjective. The generally accepted criterion is that a genuine all-rounder is someone whose batting or bowling skills, considered alone, another definition of a genuine all-rounder is a player who can through both batting and bowling, consistently win matches for the team. By either definition, a genuine all-rounder is quite rare and extremely valuable to a team, confusion sometimes arises when a specialist bowler performs well with the bat. For example, the great West Indies pace bowler Malcolm Marshall achieved ten scores of 50 or above in 107 Test innings between 1978 and 1991, but had an average of less than 19. He would be termed a useful lower-order batsman, One of the main constraints to becoming a recognised all-rounder is that batsmen and bowlers peak at different ages.
Batsmen tend to reach their peak in their twenties after their technique has matured through experience. Conversely, fast bowlers often peak in their early to mid twenties at the height of their physical prowess, other bowlers, mostly spinners but fast bowlers who can swing the ball, are most effective in their careers. One commonly used rule of thumb is that a players batting average should be greater than his bowling average. In Test cricket, only three all-rounders have batting averages that are 20 greater than their bowling average over their careers, Garfield Sobers, Jacques Kallis. However, some players have achieved such a differential over significant parts of their careers, such as Kapil Dev, Imran Khan. In overall first-class cricket, there are players with significantly higher batting averages. Statistically, few can challenge Frank Woolley who had an average of 40.77. Woolley took over 2000 wickets in his career, scored more runs than anyone except Jack Hobbs and is the only non-wicketkeeper to have more than 1000 catches.
Fielding prowess is another important consideration when assessing a players all-round ability, besides Woolley, other great fielders who are termed all-rounders include W G Grace, Walter Hammond, Paul Collingwood, Gary Sobers and Jacques Kallis. They were all very athletic fielders and safe catchers, essentially, an all-rounder is better at bowling than batting or vice versa. Very few are equally good at both and hardly any have been outstanding at both, thus the terms bowling all-rounder and batting all-rounder have come into use. For example, Richard Hadlee had an excellent bowling average of 22.29 in Tests, meanwhile, a player like Jacques Kallis is known as a batting all-rounder
Australian rules football
The main way to score points is by kicking the oval-shaped ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the score by the end of the match wins unless a draw is declared. During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field, the primary methods are kicking and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled, for example, throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch a ball from a kick are awarded possession, possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when a free kick or mark is paid. Players can tackle using their hands or use their body to obstruct opponents. The game features frequent physical contests, spectacular marking, fast movement of players and the ball and high scoring. The sports origins can be traced to matches played in Melbourne, Victoria in 1858. Its annual Grand Final is the highest attended club championship event in the world, the sport is played at amateur level in many countries and in several variations.
The games rules are governed by the AFL Commission with the advice of the AFLs Laws of the Game Committee, there is evidence of football being played sporadically in the Australian colonies in the first half of the 19th century. The earliest such match, held in St Kilda on 15 June, was between Melbourne Grammar and St Kilda Grammar. Born in Australia, Wills played a nascent form of rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School in England and his letter is regarded by many historians as giving impetus for the development of a new code of football today known as Australian football. Two weeks later, Wills friend, cricketer Jerry Bryant, posted an advertisement for a match at the Richmond Paddock adjoining the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This was the first of several kickabouts held that year involving members of the Melbourne Cricket Club, including Wills, Bryant, W. J. Hammersley, trees were used as goalposts and play typically lasted an entire afternoon. Without an agreed code of laws, some players were guided by rules they had learned in the British Isles.
Another significant milestone in 1858 was a match played under experimental rules between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College, held at the Richmond Paddock. This 40-a-side contest, umpired by Wills and Scotch College teacher John Macadam, began on 7 August and it is commemorated with a statue outside the MCG, and the two schools have competed annually ever since in the Cordner-Eggleston Cup, the worlds oldest continuous football competition. Since the early 20th century, it has suggested that Australian football was derived from the Irish sport of Gaelic football
North Adelaide Football Club
The North Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Roosters, is an Australian rules football club currently affiliated with the South Australian National Football League. The club plays its games at Prospect Oval, located in Prospect. The club was formed in 1888 as the Medindie Football Club, North Adelaides first premiership was won in 1900, and the club has won a total of thirteen senior premierships during its time in the league, most recently in 1991. Formed in 1888 as Medindie, in 1893 the club renamed itself to North Adelaide and it is the fourth oldest club still in operation in the SANFL. Although several other early clubs used the name of North Adelaide, North Adelaide started playing at Prospect Oval in 1922 and it has remained their home ground ever since. Ken Farmer – The Bradman of Goalkickers kicked 105 goals in 1930 to become the first SA League player to kick 100 goals in a league state and he was a prolific goalkicker, kicking 100 goals in a season in 11 consecutive seasons. Farmer holds the record for the most goals in an SANFL match –23 against West Torrens at Prospect on 6 July 1940.
Farmer scored ten or more goals in matches, and 1,419 goals in total over his career. North Adelaide’s other iconic player, Barrie Robran, played 201 League games for the Roosters and 10 State games and he won 3 Magarey Medals and is the only SANFL Legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. North Adelaide competed in the first match played at Football Park in round 5,1974, the match was won by Central District. The longest serving coach for the club is Michael Nunan –12 seasons from 1981 to 1992, the Captains record is held by Ian McKay, captaining the team for 8 years from 1948–1955. All contain the lyrics, but have been changed rhythm wise to keep up with the times. The lyrics and tune, by well known Australian singer/songwriter Johnny Mac, are the only completely written in the league. The most recent version was brought in during the early 2000s and its a great, great club, And the club we love, Were the good old red and whites. The mighty Roosters were called, All for one, one for all, each member provided a list of candidates for each position and the Committee set about the arduous task of selecting the final team.
The selected team was announced at a gala dinner held on 7 October 2000. The North Adelaide Football Club has named two of their past champions as Icons and they are, Ken Farmer - All-time leading SANFL goal kicker with 1,419 from 1929-41. Permiership player in 1930 and 1931, premiership coach in 1949 and 1952
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. The tournament is contested between teams from the six states of Australia, prior to the Shield being established, a number of intercolonial matches were played. The Shield, donated by Lord Sheffield, was first contested during the 1892–93 season, queensland was admitted for the 1926–27 season, Western Australia for the 1947–48 season and Tasmania for the 1977–78 season. The competition is contested in a double-round robin format, with each playing every other team in two home-and-away matches. Points are awarded based on wins, losses and ties, regular matches last for four days, the final lasts for five days. New South Wales have won the most titles, with 46 overall, in 1891–92 the Earl of Sheffield was in Australia as the promoter of the English team led by W. G. Grace. The tour included three Tests played in Melbourne and Adelaide, at the conclusion of the tour, Lord Sheffield donated £150 to the New South Wales Cricket Association to fund a trophy for an annual tournament of intercolonial cricket in Australia.
The three colonies of New South Wales and South Australia were already playing each other in ad hoc matches, the new tournament commenced in the summer of 1892/93, mandating home and away fixtures between each colony each season. The three teams competed for the Sheffield Shield, named after its benefactor, a Polish immigrant, Phillip Blashki, won the competition to design the trophy, a 43 x 30-inch silver shield. The competition therefore commenced some 15 years after Australias first Test match, in 1999, the Australian Cricket Board announced a sponsorship deal which included renaming the Sheffield Shield to the Pura Milk Cup, to the Pura Cup the following season. Pura is a name of National Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines-based San Miguel Corporation. The sponsorship increased total prize money to A$220,000, with the winners receiving A$75,000. Weet-bix is a cereal biscuit manufactured by Sanitarium Health Food Company, in the 2011–12 season, Bupa took over the sponsorship for the competition.
A Each team has used several venues to host matches, for a full list, see list of cricket grounds in Australia. Queensland and South Australia played only once in 1926/27, Western Australia played each team only once from their debut in 1946/47 until 1955/56 inclusive. Tasmania played each team only once from their debut in 1977/78 until 1981/82 inclusive, where the teams played an unequal number of games, their final points were calculated on a pro-rata basis. Matches were timeless up to 1926/27, a 4-day time limit has applied since 1927/28. Since 1982/83, the top two teams after the 10 home and away rounds have met in a final, the team with the most points hosts the final against the second ranked team
Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The stadium is used for cricket and Australian rules football, but plays host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer. The Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association since 1871, the stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority. Redevelopments between 2008 and 2014, costing $575 million, increased the seating capacity from 34,000 to 53,583. The Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs returned to the stadium, in 2010, Austadiums. com called the Adelaide Oval one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world. In December 2009 South Australian Premier Mike Rann announced a $450 million government commitment to redevelop Adelaide Oval to enable AFL Football to be played there, in May 2011 Treasurer Kevin Foley announced an increase in government funding to $535 million. 1871 - The ground was established in 1871 after the formation of SACA, among those responsible for the original construction were John Pickering and Henry Sparks.
1877 - The first South Australian Football Association match that took place on the ground was between Adelaide Football Club and the Bankers, Adelaide won the match 4 goals to 1. 1877 – The first first-class cricket match played at the ground between South Australia and Tasmania on 10 and 12 November 1877, South Australia was victorious, winning by an innings and 13 runs. 1878 – The first century was scored by John Hill on 30 January 1878, John was the father of the great Clem Hill. 1884 – The first Test match played at the Oval was held from 12–16 December 1884, England beat Australia by eight wickets. 1885 – The first football game lit by light was conducted on the evening of 1 July 1885. 1889 – The first Grand Final in a major Australian rules football competition was played between Norwood and Port Adelaide, Norwood won the game 7.4 to 5.9. 1894 – In 1894–95 Albert Trott collected 8/43 on debut against England,1900 – The picket fence was put up surrounding the Oval in 1900. 1911 – From 5–12 August 1911 the Australian Football Council Carnival was played at the ground, the competing sides were SA, VFL, VFA, Western Australia and New South Wales.
1911 – The Adelaide Oval scoreboard, designed by architect Kenneth Milne, the clock was added in 1912 and the windvane in the 1930s. 1914 - The Port Adelaide Football Club defeated the Carlton Football Club for their fourth Championship of Australia title defeating the Victorian side by 34 points,9.16 to 5.6. 1931 – In 1931–32 Donald Bradman scored the highest score ever at the ground in Test Cricket, in the same game, Clarrie Grimmett collected fourteen wickets, the most ever taken in a Test match at the ground by a bowler
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket at each end. One team bats, attempting to score as many runs as possible, each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have been dismissed or a number of overs have been completed, the innings ends. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained, at the start of each game, two batsmen and eleven fielders enter the field of play. The striker takes guard on a crease drawn on the four feet in front of the wicket. His role is to prevent the ball hitting the stumps by use of his bat. The other batsman, known as the non-striker, waits at the end of the pitch near the bowler. A dismissed batsman must leave the field, and a teammate replaces him, the bowlers objectives are to prevent the scoring of runs and to dismiss the batsman. An over is a set of six deliveries bowled by the same bowler, the next over is bowled from the other end of the pitch by a different bowler.
If a fielder retrieves the ball enough to put down the wicket with a batsman not having reached the crease at that end of the pitch. Adjudication is performed on the field by two umpires, the laws of cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council and the Marylebone Cricket Club. Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball. Although crickets origins are uncertain, it is first recorded in south-east England in the 16th century and it spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the mid-19th century. ICC, the governing body, has over 100 members. The sport is followed primarily in Australasia, the Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, womens cricket, which is organised and played separately, has achieved international standard. A number of words have been suggested as sources for the term cricket, in the earliest definite reference to the sport in 1598 it is called creckett.
One possible source for the name is the Old English cricc or cryce meaning a crutch or staff, in Samuel Johnsons Dictionary, he derived cricket from cryce, Saxon, a stick
South Australia cricket team
The South Australia cricket team, named West End Redbacks, nicknamed the Southern Redbacks, is an Australian mens professional first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia. Their Ryobi One Day Cup uniform features a red body with black sleeves and they are known as the West End Redbacks due to a sponsorship agreement with West End. The Redbacks formerly competed in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, South Australia came into the 2015/2016 Matador Cup with a new coach named Jamie Siddons. The Redbacks started the 50,50 cup well with a six wicket win over Western Australia, skipper Travis Head scored 202 and Callum Ferguson 112. The Redbacks played the next 3 matches were against New South Wales, the Redbacks won 2 out 3 of those games, losing one game to New South Wales. The next game was against arch-rivals the Victoria Bushrangers, South Australia batted first, making 198 runs thanks to a half century from Jake Lehmann and a 3 wicket haul to Kane Richardson. The next match was against Cricket Australia academy side where the Redbacks put 244 on the courtesy of a 113 run partnership between Tom cooper and Jake Lehmann.
The Redbacks bowled well knocking the Academy side out for 168 thanks to the twins of Tom Andrew and Adam Zampa. The Redbacks qualified for the semi-final of The Matador Cup with 5 wins and this was the first time that they had qualified since 2011. The semi-final was against the Victorian Bushrangers, the Redbacks started poorly being 4,62 off 16 overs and a much needed 50 run partnership between Alex Ross and Tom Cooper. In the last 10 overs SA scored 83 runs off the last 10 overs thanks to a useful 99 runs from Alex Ross and 33 runs from Joe Mennie to finish on 7,250 off 50 overs. The Redbacks started their bowling efforts well by getting Aaron Finch out with a direct hit run out from Jake Lehmann. 1 run Glen Maxwell was swiftly caught at point by Alex ross at this stage the Victorian side was 5,149 needing 102 runs off 69 balls at a run rate of 9.3 required. SA swiftly knocked the tail over for a very cheap 44 runs this was amazing, the final was against New South Wales. The cricket team of New South Wales had ten players, who had represented Australia in any form of the game, South Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Skipper Travis Head was clean-bowled for 1 by Mitchell Starc, at this stage, SA were 2 out with 12 runs. Tom Cooper and Callum Ferguson made a 154 run between them, the tail only contributed 48 runs, resulting in the Redbacks being all out for 221 off 46.3 overs. New South Wales quickly score 222 runs off of only 30 overs thanks to ED Cowan, NSW where premiers of the cup
Victoria cricket team
The Victoria cricket team, currently named Victorian Bushrangers, is an Australian first class cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. The Victoria cricket team, which first played in 1851, represents the state of Victoria in the Sheffield Shield first-class competition, the teams primary home ground is the MCG, but Junction Oval is used as its home ground if the MCG is not available. The team is administered by Cricket Victoria and draws its players from Victorias Premier Cricket competition, Victoria played in the now-defunct Twenty20 competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, which has been replaced by the current Big Bash League. In recent years, Victoria has won the Sheffield Shield in the 2009/10, 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons and it won the first three KFC Twenty20 Big Bash finals. The Bushrangers captain is Matthew Wade, who replaced the decade-long captain Cameron White, the first official inter-colonial game was contested between Victoria and Tasmania in 1851, in Launceston. The first game between the great rivals Victoria and New South Wales was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1856, the annual Sheffield Shield tournament first began in the 1892/93 season, contested by Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Victoria won that tournament by defeating both opponents twice each, during the history of the Shield, Victoria has won the competition 30 times, most recently in the 2015/16 season. The Victorian Cricket Association, now Cricket Victoria, was founded in 1895 and is located in Melbourne, Victoria has been a powerful force in Australian cricket and the Australian cricket team has, at least until recent decades, never been short of Victorians in the line up. The tradition of starting a match at the MCG on Boxing Day featured Victoria when they played New South Wales in 1965. Throughout its history, Victoria has worn a blue cap. The team logo features the famous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, wielding a cricket bat, the logo changes slightly every few seasons with the change of official sponsors. The current major sponsor of the team is the Commonwealth Bank, squad for the 2016/17 domestic season. Players with international caps are listed in bold
Sturt Cricket Club
The Sturt Cricket Club is a semi-professional cricket club in Adelaide, South Australia. It competes in the South Australian Grade Cricket League, which is administered by the South Australian Cricket Association, the club entered the SACA competition in season 1897/98. The club has produced a number of prominent players including current players Shaun Tait, Cullen Bailey, Jason Borgas, Cameron Borgas, the Blues play their senior home games at the Price Memorial Oval at Angas Road, South Australia. C and D grade matches are played at the Unley Oval
South Australian Register
The Register, originally the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, was the first South Australian newspaper. It was first published in London in June 1836 and folded almost a century in February 1931, the newspaper is the sole primary source for almost all information about the settlement and early history of South Australia. It documented shipping schedules, legal history and court records at a time when official records were not kept, the first issue, appeared in London on 18 June 1836 with his friend and partner, George Stevenson, as editor. Thomas embarked for South Australia aboard the Africaine that year, arriving on 10 November 1836 with his family and equipment to set up a printing plant. It was six months before the first colonial edition of The Register was printed on 3 June 1837 in a mud hut on an acre in Hindley Street. From the start, the paper asserted a strongly independent stance, stevensons style was vigorous and provocative, making himself and The Register several enemies.
The papers antagonism of Governor Gawler led to The Register losing government business notably the South Australian Government Gazette, the printers Thomas & Co. had disengaged themselves from editorial content in June 1839 in a vain attempt to protect their monopoly and lost about £1,650 a year. His protest that he was authorised by the British Government to do its printing failed and, insolvent, he sold the paper for £600 to James Allen in 1842, John Stephens, who had in 1843 founded The Adelaide Observer, in 1845 purchased The Register. Anthony Forster became part owner in 1848, With the death of Stephens in 1850, forsters share was taken over by Joseph Fisher in 1853, sold to John Howard Clark in 1865. The paper, having been printed sporadically previously, became weekly in June 1838, by 1840, The Register employed a staff of 21 and had reached a circulation of 900. They purchased its weekly publication, The Adelaide Observer, and established the Evening Journal which morphed into The Journal.
The Register outlasted many competitors throughout its history, holding a monopoly on the market at various stages. The Advertiser, founded in 1858, first emerged as a challenger to the paper in the 1870s. The Register was slow to respond, the Advertiser started putting its circulation figures on the masthead, by the time the Register cut its price the die was cast. The Advertiser bought out The Register and closed it down in February 1931 after the Great Depression had severely reduced its fortunes, forcing it to become largely pictorial. Details are from an article marking the 50th anniversary of its first publication in South Australia,1836 Vol.1 No.1837 The press was moved to Acre 46,37 Hindley Street just west of Morphett Street on 1 June. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Vol 1, issue 2 appears, although subscribers were promised weekly publication, subsequent issues were published on 8 July,29 July,12 August,16 September,4 October,19 October,11 November. Price at this time was 6d.
per issue, roberts son William Kyffin Thomas, aged 16, began work for the paper
George Giffen was a cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia. He was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on 26 February 2008, Giffen was born in the Adelaide neighbourhood of Norwood in 1859 to Richard Giffen, a carpenter and his wife Elizabeth. He played cricket with enthusiasm as a boy and attracted the notice of two brothers and James Gooden, who coached him and he started his cricket career with Norwood Cricket Club, moving to the West Adelaide club. In November 1877 he made his first-class cricket debut against Tasmania, Giffen made 47 runs and took 4 wickets for 16 runs in the Tasmanian first innings. Tasmania was forced to follow-on and in the second innings Giffen managed to capture another 2 wickets and it was not until November 1880 that the first regular match between South Australia and Victoria took place at Melbourne. Giffen made 3 and 63 and took two wickets for 47 in the first innings, in the follow-up match in Adelaide that season, Giffen took 5 wickets for 59 runs, Victoria won the match by 151 runs.
He became a member of the South Australian team and although he took a few seasons to develop his full powers. Giffen, only 22 years old, made his Test debut in Melbourne against England in 1881–82, having just joined the postal service, Giffen was almost hesitant to ask for leave. Giffen made 30 runs before being bowled by Tom Emmett but was unable to take a wicket, left out of the side for the Second Test in Sydney, he returned for the Third Test. Australia won the match by five wickets by Giffen made only two runs and was not given a chance to bowl, in the final Test of the series, Giffen captured his first Test wicket—William Scotton stumped by Jack Blackham for 27. He took 2/17 and, with the bat, made 14 in a drawn match, Australia won the series two Tests to nil. Giffen was selected to tour England with the Australian team in 1882 and he was moderately successful, taking 32 wickets at an average of 21.84 and making 699 runs averaging 19.02. In the celebrated match against England—later designated a Test match—Giffen made 2 runs in the first innings but was dismissed by Ted Peate for a duck in the second, through a magnificent bowling effort from Fred Spofforth and Harry Boyle, won the match by seven runs.
The match was the origin of the term The Ashes for Test series between the two nations, a mock obituary placed in The Sporting Times lamented the death of English cricket and noted that The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. Ivo Bligh and his English team arrived in Australia in 1882–83 determined to win back the Ashes, in the First Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Giffen made 36 runs, his highest Test score to date. He followed this with his best figures with the ball, capturing 4/38 in the England second innings, helping Australia to a nine wicket victory. In the Second Test, Giffen made a duck, dismissed first ball without scoring but took 4/89 in Englands only innings. Giffen was promoted to open the batting for the Third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in February 1884, Giffen became the first Australian to take all ten wickets in a first-class innings, taking 10/66 for an Australian XI against the Rest