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England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Aug 19, 2009: Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

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Nov 28, 2004: Peter's Oborne's 'Basil D'Oliveira - Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story' has won the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

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Fifth Test Match

England v Australia

1969: England won by 226 runs with six minutes to spare and squared the rubber with one victory to each country and three matches drawn, but The Ashes stayed with Australia.

Norman Preston

Fourth Test Match

England v Australia

1969: Australia, bent on retaining the Ashes, concentrated solely on avoiding defeat and succeeded in their objective

Third Test Match

England v Australia

1969: This was another disappointing match left undecided, mainly due to the weather

Second Test Match

England v Australia

1969: The 200th Test between the two countries had been eagerly awaited, but it was spoiled by the weather, rain reducing the playing time by half, fifteen hours instead of thirty.

First Test Match

England v Australia

1969: At Manchester, June 6, 7, 8, 10, 11

England 1 Australia 1

Australians in England, 1968

1969: Of all the twenty-five Australian teams that have visited the United Kingdom the latest combination under W.M

Norman Preston
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Tour Results
ROW XI v Australians at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3, 1968
Australians won by 8 wickets
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 22-27, 1968
England won by 226 runs
Kent v Australians at Canterbury - Aug 17-19, 1968
Australians won by 9 wickets
Hampshire v Australians at Southampton - Aug 10-13, 1968
Match drawn
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