G. Ulyett


G. Ulyett 7-36 v AustraliaBack to boards

George Ulyett’s figures of 7-36 against Australia at Lord’s in 1884, in the second innings were his best-ever bowling figures.

On a wicket that had not worn well, Lord Harris, to everyone’s surprise, took off Peate who had bowled exceptionally well and gave it to Ulyett.

At stumps on day 2 Ulyett had taken four wickets and by the next morning Australia were all out for 143. Ulyett took six wickets in a row, the first being the captain Billy Murdoch as England sealed victory during the first-ever Test match.

Ulyett played in 25 Test matches overall for England and outside of cricket, would go on to be a goalkeeper for Sheffield Wednesday.