England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia 1932/33

Douglas Jardine

An irresistible force

Douglas Jardine's desire to win back the Ashes at all costs brought him the urn, and vilification in England and Australia

No. 15


There was outrage over England's tactics in the 1932-33 Ashes, but in the years that followed bouncers shocked no one

Harold Larwood

Speedy Harry

Was Bodyline's chief protagonist the quickest ever? Duncan Hamilton does a good job of convincing us


The Ashes, 1932/33 (England in Australia Tests)

England tour of Australia, Oct 1932 - Mar 1933

Test matches

Wally Hammond drives on his way to an unbeaten 75
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Wally Hammond and Bob Wyatt head off after winning the fifth Test
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Les Ames is controversially run out for 4
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Harold Larwood holes out for 98
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Bill Woodfull is bowled by Harold Larwood
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Newspaper coverage of Bodyline
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Douglas Jardine (c) Sir Gubby Allen
Les Ames (wk) Bill Bowes
Freddie Brown George Duckworth (wk)
Wally Hammond Harold Larwood
Maurice Leyland Tommy Mitchell
Nawab of Pataudi Herbert Sutcliffe
Maurice Tate Hedley Verity
Bill Voce Bob Wyatt
Tour Results
South Aust v M.C.C. at Adelaide - Mar 10-14, 1933
Match drawn
Victoria v M.C.C. at Melbourne - Mar 3-7, 1933
Match tied
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 23-28, 1933
England won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Feb 10-16, 1933
England won by 6 wickets
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