1922 World Test Championship

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1922 World Test Championship
Dates May 1922 – July 1922
Administrator(s) Imperial Cricket Council
Cricket format Test cricket
Tournament format(s) League
Host(s) England
Participants 5
Matches 10

The 1922 World Test Championship was the second edition of the World Test Championship of test cricket. The tournament would expand to a five team competition with New Zealand joining the four nations from the previous edition to compete across the summer months of 1922.

The format stayed the same with each team taking on each other once with the winner being deemed on who scored the most points across their four matches. Before the tournament, it was expected to see Argentina compete in the tournament but this was scrapped for the Irish team who defeated the Scottish in the yearly fixture.

Background[edit | edit source]

The 1922 edition was originally meant to have Argentina with the MCC meeting up with the Argentine cricket federation for a tour of the country in the hope of seeing a team established outside of the British Empire after initially refusing the offer from a team from the United States. This though would fall through later that year with the eventual replacement being Ireland who had defeated Scotland in the yearly fixture.

In early 1921 while the New Zealand team hosting touring Australia, the two cricket boards discuss possibly joining a tour of England for the following season to compete at the World Test Championship. Discussions would lead to New Zealand being joined by Australia for the test championship. This was later confirmed in the 1921 Ashes Series with the English accepting the proposal made by the Australians with New Zealand already coming in the following year.

Matches[edit | edit source]

First test[edit | edit source]

13–15 May 1922
5/410 dec. (112 overs)
Warren Bardsley 101
Bill Dacre 2/101 (34 overs)
106 (51 overs)
Robert Anderson 37
Jack Gregory 4/24 (15 overs)
78(f/o) (48 overs)
Arthur O'Brien 29
Alfred Mailey 6/21 (14 overs)
Australia won by a innings and 226 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.

Second test[edit | edit source]

Third test[edit | edit source]

Fourth test[edit | edit source]

Fifth test[edit | edit source]

Sixth test[edit | edit source]

Seventh test[edit | edit source]

Eighth test[edit | edit source]

Ninth test[edit | edit source]

Tenth test[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

The second edition of the test championship stayed in England with New Zealand joining the four teams that played in 1912. For the debuts, they struggled as they only drew one match against New Zealand who came into test cricket officially in 1919. Australia would come out on top after drawing with England at Lords. For the defending champions, England came in third place after losing to South Africa in Manchester.

Team Played Won by an Innings Won Drawn Lost Lost by an Innings Pts
 Australia 4 2 1 1 0 0 19
 South Africa 4 1 2 0 1 0 14
 England 4 0 2 1 1 0 11
 New Zealand 4 0 0 1 2 1 3
 Ireland 4 0 0 1 1 2 3

External links[edit | edit source]

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