Thousands of cricket fans who flocked to the Perth Cricket Ground today expecting to see the type of Cricket that thrilled them on Saturday, were disappointed by dismal batting that resulted in only one-hundred-and-ten runs being scored for a whole day of cricket.
Statham to O'Neill blocked.
Statham to O'Neill, and put away firmly on the side -- no run.
Statham to O'Neill -- no run.
O'Neill edges this one from Statham through slips for two. A wide return from Laker.
O'Neill on 96 ducks a rising ball from Statham.
Statham to O'Neill and down to third man for one. O'Neill 97.
7 - 12.
Laker to O'Neill but no score.
O'Neill cover drives Laker for four making him 101. The M.C.C. team applauds O'Neill's effort and he's congratulated by his co-batman, Barry Shepherd, and the M.C.C. Vice-Captain, Colin Cowdrey.
Scoreboard shoeing O'Neill's century.
Loader to O'Neill no run.
England's team coming out onto the ground.
O'Neill (right) and Shepherd coming out. (Very short shot, camera jammed).
O'Neill dismissed by the third ball after lunch. He went LBW to Laker -- a brilliant innings closed at 104.
O'Neill leaving the wicket returning to pavilion.
Watson replaced him and is shown taking the first ball from Loader -- no run.
The new ball is used. Trueman to Shepherd no run.
The last ball of the first over with the new ball -- Trueman to Shepherd -- a maiden over.
Loader to Watson, no run. The game had lost its sparkle.
Trueman to Watson -- the ball strikes Watson body high -- no run.
Cutaway, woman knitting.
Graveney takes out drinks.
Laker to Shepherd.
Trueman to Watson.
Cutaway, cricket from the comfort of deck chairs -- an ingenious trio outside the members reserve brought their own seating accommodation.
Same people from another angle.
32 - 33.
A variety of headgear could be seen among the crowd to shelter faces from the strong afternoon sunlight.
This chap sported a baseball cap and wore it at an acute angle.
Woman in plastic hat.
Shepherd's broken wicket after he'd been beaten by a ball from Loader.
Shepherd leaving the ground after batting guardedly throughout his innings for 24. The score then 7 to 225.
Rain stops play (another camera jam), but was resumed later.
Seagulls sense the end of play and invade the ground.
The covers being put over the wicket. Score 8 for 238.
NOTE: At stumps on Saturday O'Neill was 80 not out. He batted for 95 minutes on Monday to get the 21 runs he needed for his century, and the last 11 runs took more than an hour to get. At 97 McKay his a ball from Laker backward of point. O'Neill called, McKay started to run, both hesitated, O'Neill ran through, and McKay was run out for ten. The fieldsman Subba Row through to the bowlers wicket.
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Background: Thousands of cricket fans who flocked to the Perth Cricket Ground today expecting to see the type of Cricket that thrilled them on Saturday, were disappointed by dismal batting that resulted in only one-hundred-and-ten runs being scored for a whole day of cricket.
Accurate bowling by the M.C.C. pinned down the Combined Australian side to one-hundred-and-one runs in just over five hours at the wicket.
England came into bat with about forty minutes left to play after to combined side was all out for two-hundred-and-sixty.
The M.C.C. opener, RICHARDSON, again failed to settle down and was bowled by STRAUSS caught VERNON for five and at stumps England was one for nine.
The New South Wales batsman, O'NIELL, added to his overnight score of eighty to register the first century against the M.C.C. this tour. He made one-hundred-and-four before been bowled LAKER, caught COWDREY.
LOADER took four of the combined side wickets today and finished with the figures of four for fifty-six.
MILTON, three not out, and TRUEMAN, yet to score, will resume batting for the M.C.C. in the morning.