Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller
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Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller at the end of the 1938 Test which England won by an innings and 579 runs. The endless rolling by what was known as "Bosser's Pet" helped turn the Oval pitch into a bowlers' graveyard, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 24, 1938

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HDG LG XI v Australians at Scarborough - Sep 10-13, 1938
HDG LG XI won by 10 wickets
England XI v Australians at Folkestone - Sep 3-6, 1938
Match drawn
England XI v Australians at Blackpool - Aug 31-Sep 1, 1938
Australians won by 10 wickets
Sussex v Australians at Hove - Aug 27-30, 1938
Match drawn
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-24, 1938
England won by an innings and 579 runs
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