Albert Trott has the best bowling analysis in Test debut: The third Test of The Ashes 1894-95 season was played between 11th and 15th January, 1895, at Adelaide Oval.
This was the game in which John Harry and the right-arm spinner, Albert Edwin Trott made their debut for Australia.
Electing to bat, on winning the toss, Australia led by George Giffen, scored 238 runs in their first innings that lasted for 81.1 overs. The skipper contributed a well made 58 runs in 155 minutes of batting with four boundaries. He was ably supported by a contribution of 48 runs by George Henry ‘Harry’ Trott.
The 10th wicket partnership between the debutant Albert Trott and Sydney Callaway which produced 81 runs was instrumental in Australia reached the 238 run mark. Trott remained unbeaten on 38* runs with 2 fours and a six.
English pacer Thomas Richardson inflicted the maximum damage by picking up 5 Australian wickets, giving away 75 runs in his spell of 21.1 overs.
Australian pacers, skipper Giffen and Callaway produced a wonderful combination of pace attack and were successful in restricting England to a paltry 124 runs in their first innings. John Thomas ‘Jack’ Brown of England was the highest scorer with 39* runs and remained unbeaten till the end.
Giffen and Callaway claimed 5 wickets each giving away 76 and 37 runs respectively. Albert Trott got to bowl only 3 overs, in which he gave away 9 runs but went without a wicket.
Taking a lead of 114 runs, Australia further strengthened their position by scoring 411 runs in their second knock. William Bruce (80) and Frank Iredale (140) made the maximum contribution. Their 98-run third wicket partnership, the best for any wicket in the match, was also instrumental in Aussies in piling up those runs.
Batting down the order, Albert Trott, played a crucial role contributing 72* runs with 11 fours and remained unbeaten. He was involved in a 9th wicket partnership of 64 runs with Iredale and also another 64-run 10th wicket partnership with Sydney Callaway (11).
Chasing 526 runs for a win, England collapsed to a score of 143 runs with the opener Archie Maclaren (35) and the skipper Andrew Stoddart (34*) trying to do some salvage act.
Opening the bowling attack Trott bowled virtually unchanged during the innings. He bowled 27 overs, giving away 43 runs, accounted for both the openers, Maclaren, Albert Ward (13) and also picked up Jack Brown (2), Bill Brockwell (24), Bobby Peel (0), Francis Ford (14), Johnny Brigs (0) and Bill Lockwood (1).
Trott finished the innings with the figure of 27-10-43-8.
Australia won the match by 382 runs
The debutant Trott returned with the match analysis of 30-11-52-8. He had a wonderful outing in the match both with the bat and the ball. Having remained unbeaten in both the innings and cumulatively scored 110* runs, he established the record for the best bowling analysis in a match on debut. This record stands remains unbroken in 120 years.
Trott is followed in the second position by another Australian, Robert Arnold Lockyer ‘Bob’ Massie who produced a figure of 27.2-9-53-8 in the second Test of The Ashes 1972 series, played at Lords. Massie went on to pick 8 wickets in each innings in that Test.