Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 22-27, 1948
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 7 wickets
Played at Headingley, Leeds
22,23,24,26,27 July 1948 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Lindwall 81 187 0
C Washbrook c Lindwall b Johnston 143 317 22 0
WJ Edrich c Morris b Johnson 111 314 13 1
AV Bedser c & b Johnson 79 177 8 2
DCS Compton c †Saggers b Lindwall 23 55 0
JF Crapp b Toshack 5 0
NWD Yardley* b Miller 25 0
K Cranston b Loxton 10 0
TG Evans c Hassett b Loxton 3 0 0
JC Laker c †Saggers b Loxton 4 0
R Pollard not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 1, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 192.1 overs) 496 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 38 10 79 2 2.07
  KR Miller 17.1 2 43 1 2.50
  WA Johnston 38 12 86 1 2.26
  ERH Toshack 35 6 112 1 3.20
  SJE Loxton 26 4 55 3 2.11
  IWG Johnson 33 9 89 2 2.69
  AR Morris 5 0 20 0 4.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Morris c Cranston b Bedser 6 0
AL Hassett c Crapp b Pollard 13 0
DG Bradman* b Pollard 33 59 56 0 58.92
KR Miller c Edrich b Yardley 58 2
RN Harvey b Laker 112 188 17 0
SJE Loxton b Yardley 93 135 8 5
IWG Johnson c Cranston b Laker 10 0
RR Lindwall c Crapp b Bedser 77 0
RA Saggers st †Evans b Laker 5 0
WA Johnston c Edrich b Bedser 13 0
ERH Toshack not out 12 0
Extras (b 9, lb 14, nb 3) 26
  Total (all out; 136.2 overs) 458 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 31.2 4 92 3 2.93
  R Pollard 38 6 104 2 2.73
  K Cranston 14 1 51 0 3.64
  WJ Edrich 3 0 19 0 6.33
  JC Laker 30 8 113 3 3.76
  NWD Yardley 17 6 38 2 2.23
  DCS Compton 3 0 15 0 5.00
  England 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Bradman b Johnson 57 1
C Washbrook c Harvey b Johnston 65 1
WJ Edrich lbw b Lindwall 54 1
DCS Compton c Miller b Johnston 66 0
JF Crapp b Lindwall 18 0
NWD Yardley* c Harvey b Johnston 7 0
K Cranston c †Saggers b Johnston 0 2 0 0 0.00
TG Evans not out 47 0
AV Bedser c Hassett b Miller 17 4 0
JC Laker not out 15 0
Extras (b 4, lb 12, nb 3) 19
  Total (8 wickets dec; 107 overs) 365 (3.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 26 6 84 2 3.23
  KR Miller 21 5 53 1 2.52
  WA Johnston 29 5 95 4 3.27
  SJE Loxton 10 2 29 0 2.90
  IWG Johnson 21 2 85 1 4.04
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 404 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Morris c Pollard b Yardley 182 291 33 0
AL Hassett c & b Compton 17 74 1 0
DG Bradman* not out 173 255 292 29 0 59.24
KR Miller lbw b Cranston 12 30 2 0
RN Harvey not out 4 1 0
Extras (b 6, lb 9, nb 1) 16
  Total (3 wickets; 114.1 overs) 404 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 21 2 56 0 2.66
  R Pollard 22 6 55 0 2.50
  K Cranston 7.1 0 28 1 3.90
  JC Laker 32 11 93 0 2.90
  NWD Yardley 13 1 44 1 3.38
  DCS Compton 15 3 82 1 5.46
  L Hutton 4 1 30 0 7.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Test debut - RA Saggers (Australia)
Umpires - HG Baldwin and F Chester
Close of play
  • Thu, 22 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 268/2 (WJ Edrich 41*, AV Bedser 0*)
  • Fri, 23 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 63/1 (AL Hassett 13*, DG Bradman 31*)
  • Sat, 24 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 457/9 (RR Lindwall 76*, ERH Toshack 12*)
  • Sun, 25 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 362/8 (TG Evans 47*, JC Laker 14*)
  • Tue, 27 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 404/3 (114.1 ov) - end of match
 
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