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The Oval grind of 1938

Aug 22, 2015: Playing a Test to the finish, however long that might take, seemed a good idea once upon a time. But a 900-plus total showed why that wasn't the case

Martin Williamson


The boy who bowled Bradman

Jun 29, 2013: A 16-year-old schoolboy made the front pages of the national newspapers when he bowled the greatest batsman of all

Martin Williamson

No. 17

The first television broadcast

Apr 24, 2010: 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

Steven Lynch

No. 11

Cricket on the radio

Mar 6, 2010: 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

Christian Ryan
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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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