Bodyline Series

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Douglas Jardine

An irresistible force

May 12, 2011: Douglas Jardine's desire to win back the Ashes at all costs brought him the urn, and vilification in England and Australia

Christopher Douglas

No. 15

Bodyline

Apr 10, 2010: There was outrage over England's tactics in the 1932-33 Ashes, but in the years that followed bouncers shocked no one

David Frith

Harold Larwood

Speedy Harry

Jul 18, 2009: Was Bodyline's chief protagonist the quickest ever? Duncan Hamilton does a good job of convincing us

Steven Lynch

Bodyline Autopsy

Look back in equanimity

May 24, 2008: David Frith's history of cricket's most fractious series is exhaustive in its attention to detail

Rob Steen

Cricinfo XI

Rubbing almost everyone up the wrong way

Oct 25, 2007: Eleven ways in which Douglas Jardine antagonised Australia

Martin Williamson

MCC tour of Australia 1932-33

Tour averages

Oct 24, 2007: Full first-class averages from the MCC tour of Australia in 1932-33

The players, the controversy, the fall-out

A dummy's guide to Bodyline

Oct 21, 2007: An outline of the major players and main events during the game's most emotive series

ESPNcricinfo staff

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - March to May 1933

Oct 19, 2007: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... the final exchanges

Martin Williamson

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - February 1933

Oct 19, 2007: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... February 1933

Martin Williamson

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - January 1933

Oct 19, 2007: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... January 1933

Martin Williamson

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - November 1932

Oct 19, 2007: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... November 1932

Martin Williamson

Quote ... unquote

Bodyline quotes

Oct 19, 2007: Bodyline ... what they said

Martin Williamson

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - July - October 1932

Oct 19, 2007: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... July to October 1932

Martin Williamson

A tactic of its time

Oct 19, 2007: Why Jardine's leg theory was almost uniquely a product of its age

Gideon Haigh

1933

From hospital to hero

Dec 2, 2006: The story of Eddie Paynter, who climbed out of his hospital bed to play an innings which helped England regain the Ashes

Martin Williamson

A tour diary

Bodyline timeline - December 1932

Oct 19, 2006: A day-by-day account of the 1932-33 Bodyline series ... December 1932

Martin Williamson

In Quest of the Ashes by Douglas Jardine

Jardine's view not the whole story

Oct 13, 2005: David Frith reviews In Quest of the Ashes by Douglas Jardine

David Frith

1989

The iron duke

Aug 14, 2005: John Arlott shows Douglas Jardine to be something other than the tight-lipped assassin of the Bodyline campaign


The man behind the Bodyline

The real Douglas Jardine

Aug 3, 2005: Neil Drysdale talks to the daughter of Douglas Jardine, the man who was the hero or villain, depending on your allegiances, of Bodyline

Neil Drysdale

Wisden Asia Cricket 2004

The necessary monster

Nov 15, 2004: One of cricket's most demonised figures, Harold Larwood was a force born out of the game's desire for equilibrium

Gideon Haigh
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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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