Australia tour of England 1948

1948

721 all out... in a day

Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

A quiet goodbye

Perhaps Bradman's farewell was all the more memorable for being unspectacular

Statistics

The Ashes, 1948 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, Apr-Sep 1948

Test matches

Sir Don Bradman (centre) with two old former England players, Alec Bedser (left) and Norman Yardley at a Lord's Taverners charity evening in London's Hilton hotel
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Eric Hollies bowls
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Don Bradman's Test career ends with a duck at The Oval
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Crowds queue outside The Oval ahead of the start of the final Test
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Denis Compton drops his bat after being struck by Ray Lindwall
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Don Bradman's Test career ends with a duck at The Oval
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Squads

Sir Donald Bradman (c) Lindsay Hassett (vc)
Sid Barnes Bill Brown
Ron Hamence Neil Harvey
Ian Johnson Bill Johnston
Ray Lindwall Sam Loxton
Colin McCool Keith Miller
Arthur Morris Doug Ring
Ron Saggers (wk) Don Tallon
Ernie Toshack
Tour Results
HDG LG XI v Australians at Scarborough - Sep 8-10, 1948
Match drawn
South v Australians at Hastings - Sep 1-3, 1948
Match drawn
Somerset v Australians at Taunton - Aug 28-30, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 374 runs
Gents Eng v Australians at Lord's - Aug 25-27, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 81 runs
Kent v Australians at Canterbury - Aug 21-23, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 186 runs
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