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 23, 1938

    Len Hutton nudges the ball behind square © Getty Images

  • Aug 23, 1938

    Len Hutton hits out during his 364 © Getty Images

  • Aug 20, 1938

    Fans listen to the match on the radio while waiting to enter the ground © Getty Images

  • Aug 20, 1938

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

  • Aug 20, 1938

    Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries © Getty Images

  • Jul 23, 1938

    Young spectators entertain themselves during the tea break by building a hat tower © Getty Images

  • Jul 23, 1938

    Players are served tea at the ground © Getty Images

  • Jul 8, 1938

    Two spectators wait for the rain to relent © Getty Images

  • Jun 13, 1938

    Stan McCabe is applauded after his 232 at Trent Bridge © Getty Images

  • May 23, 1938

    Bill O'Reilly tees off © Getty Images

  • May 23, 1938

    Jack Fingleton plays a round of golf © Getty Images

  • May 1938

    The Australians walk out for their game against Worcestershire © Getty Images

  • Apr 1938

    Sid Barnes on his arrival at Waterloo Station © Getty Images

  • 1938

    Don Bradman walks down Strand with a group of children following him © Getty Images