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

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    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

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

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    Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries © Getty Images