Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 8-13, 1972
The Ashes - 1st Test
England won by 89 runs
8,9,10,12,13 June 1972 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Stackpole b Gleeson 8 53 44 0 0 18.18
JH Edrich run out 49 181 136 5 0 36.02
BW Luckhurst b Colley 14 58 45 2 0 31.11
MJK Smith lbw b Lillee 10 54 40 1 0 25.00
BL D'Oliveira b GS Chappell 23 72 63 2 0 36.50
AW Greig lbw b Colley 57 158 123 8 0 46.34
APE Knott c †Marsh b Lillee 18 111 94 1 0 19.14
R Illingworth* not out 26 125 106 2 0 24.52
JA Snow b Colley 3 20 12 0 0 25.00
N Gifford run out 15 70 53 3 0 28.30
GG Arnold c Francis b Gleeson 1 15 12 0 0 8.33
Extras (b 10, lb 9, w 2, nb 4) 25
  Total (all out; 120.4 overs) 249 (2.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 29 14 40 2 1.37
  DJ Colley 33 3 83 3 2.51
  GS Chappell 16 6 28 1 1.75
  KD Walters 5 1 7 0 1.40
  GD Watson 4 2 8 0 2.00
  JW Gleeson 24.4 10 45 2 1.82
  RJ Inverarity 9 3 13 0 1.44
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KR Stackpole lbw b Arnold 53 114 85 7 0 62.35
BC Francis lbw b D'Oliveira 27 84 75 0 0 36.00
IM Chappell* c Smith b Greig 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GS Chappell c Greig b Snow 24 81 66 2 0 36.36
GD Watson c †Knott b Arnold 2 8 4 0 0 50.00
KD Walters c Illingworth b Snow 17 102 78 1 0 21.79
RJ Inverarity c †Knott b Arnold 4 6 10 0 0 40.00
RW Marsh c Edrich b Arnold 8 14 13 1 0 61.53
DJ Colley b Snow 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
JW Gleeson b Snow 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee not out 1 16 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 1, lb 4) 5
  Total (all out; 58 overs) 142 (2.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 20 7 41 4 2.05
  GG Arnold 25 4 62 4 2.48
  AW Greig 7 1 21 1 3.00
  BL D'Oliveira 6 1 13 1 2.16
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Gleeson 47 104 81 7 0 58.02
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Watson 26 137 104 4 0 25.00
BW Luckhurst c †Marsh b Colley 0 10 9 0 0 0.00
MJK Smith c †Marsh b Lillee 34 147 99 2 0 34.34
BL D'Oliveira c Watson b Lillee 37 70 49 7 0 75.51
AW Greig b GS Chappell 62 146 116 6 0 53.44
APE Knott c †Marsh b Lillee 1 10 8 0 0 12.50
R Illingworth* c IM Chappell b Lillee 14 69 50 1 0 28.00
JA Snow lbw b Lillee 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
N Gifford c †Marsh b Lillee 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GG Arnold not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 8, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 86.2 overs) 234 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 30 8 66 6 2.20
  DJ Colley 23 3 68 1 2.95
  GS Chappell 21.2 6 42 1 1.96
  GD Watson 5 0 29 1 5.80
  JW Gleeson 7 3 16 1 2.28
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 342 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
KR Stackpole b Greig 67 201 141 6 0 47.51
BC Francis lbw b Snow 6 10 7 1 0 85.71
IM Chappell* c †Knott b Snow 7 37 25 1 0 28.00
GS Chappell c D'Oliveira b Arnold 23 72 67 2 0 34.32
GD Watson c & b Snow 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
KD Walters b Greig 20 30 37 3 0 54.05
RJ Inverarity c Luckhurst b D'Oliveira 3 16 26 0 0 11.53
RW Marsh c †Knott b Greig 91 123 111 9 4 81.98
DJ Colley c Greig b Snow 4 18 18 1 0 22.22
JW Gleeson b Greig 30 88 75 3 0 40.00
DK Lillee not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 1) 1
  Total (all out; 85.2 overs) 252 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 27 2 87 4 3.22
  GG Arnold 20 2 59 1 2.95
  AW Greig 19.2 7 53 4 2.74
  BL D'Oliveira 16 4 23 1 1.43
  N Gifford 3 0 29 0 9.66

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - DJ Colley and BC Francis (Australia); AW Greig (England)
Umpires - CS Elliott and TW Spencer
Close of play
  • Thu, 8 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 147/5 (AW Greig 26*, APE Knott 3*)
  • Fri, 9 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 103/4 (GS Chappell 15*, KD Walters 1*)
  • Sat, 10 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 136/3 (MJK Smith 18*, BL D'Oliveira 35*)
  • Sun, 11 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 12 Jun - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 57/2 (KR Stackpole 28*, GS Chappell 16*)
  • Tue, 13 Jun - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 252 (85.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • G Boycott (1) retired hurt on 3* from 13/0 to 118/4
 
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