Australia tour of England, 1st Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 8-13, 1961
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
8,9,10,12,13 June 1961 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Pullar b Davidson 17 44 0
R Subba Row c Simpson b Mackay 59 171 0
ER Dexter c Davidson b Mackay 10 0
MC Cowdrey* b Misson 13 65 0 0
KF Barrington c Misson b Mackay 21 0
MJK Smith c Lawry b Mackay 0 2 0 0 0.00
R Illingworth c †Grout b Benaud 15 0
JT Murray c Davidson b Benaud 16 0
DA Allen run out 11 0
FS Trueman c Burge b Benaud 20 1
JB Statham not out 7 0
Extras (b 3, lb 3) 6
  Total (all out; 84.3 overs) 195 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 26 6 70 1 2.69
  FM Misson 15 6 47 1 3.13
  KD Mackay 29 10 57 4 1.96
  R Benaud 14.3 8 15 3 1.03
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Lawry c †Murray b Illingworth 57 110 6 0
CC McDonald c Illingworth b Statham 22 58 0
RN Harvey lbw b Allen 114 212 15 0
NC O'Neill b Statham 82 117 11 0
PJP Burge lbw b Allen 25 0
RB Simpson c & b Trueman 76 210 0
AK Davidson c & b Illingworth 22 0
KD Mackay c Barrington b Statham 64 10 0
R Benaud* not out 36 0
ATW Grout c Dexter b Trueman 5 0
Extras (b 8, lb 4, nb 1) 13
  Total (9 wickets dec; 152.5 overs) 516 (3.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 36.5 1 136 2 3.69
  JB Statham 43 6 147 3 3.41
  R Illingworth 44 12 110 2 2.50
  DA Allen 24 4 88 2 3.66
  ER Dexter 5 1 22 0 4.40
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
G Pullar c †Grout b Misson 28 120 0
R Subba Row b Misson 112 244 14 0
ER Dexter st †Grout b Simpson 180 344 31 0
MC Cowdrey* b Mackay 14 0
KF Barrington not out 48 190 0
MJK Smith not out 1 0 0
Extras (lb 18) 18
  Total (4 wickets; 154 overs) 401 (2.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 31 10 60 0 1.93
  FM Misson 28 6 82 2 2.92
  RB Simpson 34 12 87 1 2.55
  KD Mackay 41 13 87 1 2.12
  R Benaud 20 4 67 0 3.35

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - WM Lawry (Australia); JT Murray (England)
Umpires - JS Buller and FS Lee
Close of play
  • Thu, 8 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 180/8 (DA Allen 11*, FS Trueman 14*)
  • Fri, 9 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 359/5 (RB Simpson 36*, AK Davidson 16*)
  • Sat, 10 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 5/0 (G Pullar 0*, R Subba Row 5*)
  • Sun, 11 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 12 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 106/1 (R Subba Row 68*, ER Dexter 5*)
  • Tue, 13 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 401/4 (154 ov) - end of match
 
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