The Ashes, 1970/71 /

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'People don't realise how hard it is to win in Australia'

Dec 18, 2010: Ray Illingworth looks back on leading England to a hard-fought Ashes win in 1970-71, and dealing with Aussie crowds and umpires

Interview by Richard Gibson

1971

The birth of the one-day international

Jun 22, 2010: Poor weather, the threat of another draw and the fear of financial losses conspired to bring the limited-overs game to the international arena in 1971

Martin Williamson
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 12-17, 1971
England won by 62 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 29-Feb 3, 1971
Match drawn
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 21-26, 1971
Match drawn
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 9-14, 1971
England won by 299 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1970 - Jan 5, 1971
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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