England tour of Australia 1978/79


The umpire who called time

Umpires are always under the spotlight and sometimes the pressure gets to them. In the case of Tom Brooks, it happened during an Ashes Test


Brearley completed his conquests with the winning hit in mid-afternoon on the fourth day

Tests: Australia 1 England 5, ODIs: Australia 2 England 1

England in Australia, 1978-79

A lone trumpeter on the sparsely filled Hill at Sydney grimly symbolised Australia's embarrassing defeats, domestic confusions and divided loyalties, by sounding the Last Post as England won the sixth Test inside four days and the series by five to


The Ashes, 1978/79 (England in Australia Tests)

England in Australia ODI Series, 1978/79

England tour of Australia, Nov 1978 - Feb 1979

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Ian Botham, Bob Willis and Mike Brearley chat after England's 5-1 Ashes victory
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Tour Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 10-14, 1979
England won by 9 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 7, 1979
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 147 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 4, 1979
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Tasmania v England XI at Melbourne - Feb 3, 1979
England XI won by 3 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979
England won by 205 runs
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