1912 World Test Championship

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1912 World Test Championship
Dates 27 May 1912 – 31 July 1912
Administrator(s) Imperial Cricket Council
Cricket format Test cricket
Tournament format(s) League
Host(s) England
Champions  England (1st title)
Runners-up  Australia
Participants 4
Matches 6
1922

The 1912 World Test Championship was the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship of test cricket. The tournament would feature four teams with the three main test nations at the time (Australia, England, South Africa) being joined by guest nation Ireland who had defeated Scotland in the 1910 match.

Background[edit | edit source]

The idea of a competition involving all three of the nations then playing Test cricket (Australia, England and South Africa) was proposed at the first meeting of the Imperial Cricket Council in July, 1909. The proposal was for a tournament to be held every four years, with the first hosted by England in 1912. During the 1911–12 Ashes series though, Ireland was brought up to be a fourth team to compete in the tournament with some rumors being that the Irish would host the South Africans later that year for a match during the tournament and with them being as part of the schedule.

Before the tournament started, their was some dispute in the Australian camp with the big six players at the time threatening to withdraw from the tour unless their preferred tour manager of Frank Laver was chosen. This discussion would than lead to a comprise with Frank being chosen but the next tour would not have that same luxury. The other three teams didn't have an issue leading up to the matches.

Matches[edit | edit source]

First Test[edit | edit source]

27–29 May 1912
v
433 (133.1 overs)
Victor Trumper 103
Sid Pegler 5/142 (31.1 overs)
190 (102 overs)
Aubrey Faulkner 84
Walter Brearley 6/44 (26 overs)
155(f/o) (83 overs)
Herbie Taylor 45
Charles Kelleway 5/42 (25 overs)
Australia won by a innings and 88 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: George Webb and Archibald White
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Second Test[edit | edit source]

10–12 June 1912
v
65 (34 overs)
Patrick Ross 28
Sydney Barnes 7/22 (16 overs)
445/5 (104.4 overs)
Wilfred Rhodes 132
RJH Lambert 2/101 (33 overs)
111 (47 overs)
Rodney Lloyd 32
Sydney Barnes 4/26 (13 overs)
England won by a innings and 269 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Walter Richards and William West
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.

Third test[edit | edit source]

24–26 June 1912
v
309/8 (77 overs)
Warwick Armstrong 77
Fred Stedman 3/84 (24 overs)
68 (33.3 overs)
Aidan Baker 30
Tibbey Cottor 6/21 (10.3 overs)
85(f/o) (34 overs)
Aidan Baker 20
Sid Emery 4/10 (10 overs)
Australia won by a innings and 156 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: John Moss and Alfred Street
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Fourth test[edit | edit source]

8–10 July 1912
v
193 (64.1 overs)
Frank Foster 42
Dave Nourse 4/33 (21.1 overs)
162 (62 overs)
Sid Pegler 43*
Sydney Barnes 6/52 (24 overs)
175 (73.2 overs)
Jack Hobbs 53
Dave Nourse 4/45 (27 overs)
186 (63 overs)
Sid Pegler 41
Sydney Barnes 4/51 (23 overs)
England won by 20 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Walter Richards and Archibald White
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Fifth test[edit | edit source]

15–17 July 1912
v
153 (57.3 overs)
Gareth Mallow 41
Sid Pegler 5/34 (21.3 overs)
277/7 (84.2 overs)
Herbie Taylor 81*
Jonathan Ryan 3/81 (26 overs)
102/9 (42 overs)
Gareth Mallow 20
Charlie Llewellyn 5/19 (10 overs)
Match drawn
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: George Webb and William West
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.

Sixth test[edit | edit source]

15–17 July 1912
v
241 (83 overs)
Jack Hobbs 95
Charles Kelleway 4/44 (21 overs)
103 (40 overs)
Warwick Armstrong 24
Frank Woolley 6/21 (12 overs)
40/0 (17.1 overs)
Wilfred Rhodes 25*
178 (66 overs)
Syd Gregory 50
Frank Woolley 4/47 (24 overs)
England won by 10 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Walter Richards and Archibald White
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Team Played Won by an Innings Won Drawn Lost Lost by an Innings Pts
 England 3 1 2 0 0 0 14
 Australia 3 2 0 0 1 0 13
 South Africa 3 0 0 1 1 1 3
 Ireland 3 0 0 1 0 2 2

External links[edit | edit source]

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