Trevor Chappell of Australia during a training session before the sixth Test, England v Australia, The Oval, August 26, 1981 © Getty Images

  • Aug 17, 1981

    Ian Botham, Geoff Boycott, David Gower and Bob Willis after sealing the 1981 Ashes © PA Photos

  • Aug 17, 1981

    Police struggle to contain the crowd after England's victory © PA Photos

  • Aug 16, 1981

    Ian Botham laughs as a fan dressed in a gorilla suit comes up to shake his hand © PA Photos

  • Aug 15, 1981

    Dennis Lillee walks back to his mark as Ian Both reaches his fifty © PA Photos

  • Aug 2, 1981

    Ian Botham races back to the pavilion with a souvenir stump © PA Photos

  • Aug 1981

    Bob Willis celebrates after Graham Yallop is caught by Ian Botham © Getty Images

  • Jul 30, 1981

    Ian Botham hooks Rodney Hogg for a boundary © PA Photos

  • Jul 21, 1981

    Ian Botham receives the Man-of-the-Match award after the historic Headingley win © Getty Images

  • Jul 21, 1981

    England fans are jubilant after the extraordinary win at Headingley © PA Photos

  • Jul 21, 1981

    Ian Botham and Mike Brearley enjoy the victory at Headingley © PA Photos

  • Jul 21, 1981

    Ian Botham enters the pavilion with a stump as a souvenir © PA Photos

  • Jul 21, 1981

    Ian Botham enjoys a cigarette after the Headingley win © Getty Images

  • Jul 16, 1981

    Spectators watch Australia bat on day one © Getty Images

  • Jul 7, 1981

    Ian Botham marches off after collecting a pair at Lord's © Getty Images

  • Jul 7, 1981

    David Gower gives the close-in fielders some anxious moments © Getty Images

  • Jun 21, 1981

    Dennis Lillee leads Australia out © Getty Images

  • Jun 21, 1981

    A pensive Ian Botham following England's defeat © Getty Images

  • Jun 19, 1981

    Allan Border top-scored in the match with 63 © Getty Images