The Ashes 1938

Result - Drawn 1-1 (4)


The boy who bowled Bradman

A 16-year-old schoolboy made the front pages of the national newspapers when he bowled the greatest batsman of all

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The first television broadcast

Seventy-two years ago, video cameras broadcast a Test for the first time, from Lord's. The coverage has evolved since, but the good still outweighs the bad

No. 11

Cricket on the radio

Commentary began in the early 1920s, but it really got going with "synthetic reports" by four men in a Sydney studio during the 1938 Ashes


The Ashes, 1938 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, Apr-Sep 1938

Test matches

Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller
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Len Hutton nudges the ball behind square
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Len Hutton hits out during his 364
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Fans listen to the match on the radio while waiting to enter the ground
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Photographers use a long-focus camera from a rooftop at The Oval
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Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-24, 1938
England won by an innings and 579 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 22-25, 1938
Australia won by 5 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 8-12, 1938
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 24-28, 1938
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 10-14, 1938
Match drawn
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