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 © Getty Images

  • Aug 21, 1938

    Len Hutton drives on his way to 364 © The Cricketer International

  • Aug 21, 1938

    Len Hutton drives Chuck Fleetwood-Smith on his way to 364 © The Cricketer International

  • Aug 20, 1938

    Photographers use a long-focus camera from a rooftop at The Oval © Getty Images

  • 1938

    Len Hutton is congratulated after passing Don Bradman's record score © The Cricketer International

  • 1938

    The Oval scoreboard after Len Hutton's dismissal © The Cricketer International