Australia tour of England 1968

Shot stories

All in a frame

When Australia's last wicket fell at The Oval in the 1968 Ashes, everyone on the field was captured in the memorable tableau

England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

D'Oliveira book wins award

Peter's Oborne's 'Basil D'Oliveira - Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story' has won the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award


The Ashes, 1968 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, May-Sep 1968

Test matches

Mopping operations begin after rain interrupts play
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Basil D'Oliveira drives on his way to 158
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Mike Griffith is stumped by Brian Taber for 31
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Ian Chappell top-edges an attempted slog-sweep
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Doug Walters pulls during his innings of 81
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Tour Results
ROW XI v Australians at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3, 1968
Australians won by 8 wickets
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 22-27, 1968
England won by 226 runs
Kent v Australians at Canterbury - Aug 17-19, 1968
Australians won by 9 wickets
Hampshire v Australians at Southampton - Aug 10-13, 1968
Match drawn
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