Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1972 /

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Bobby's day out

Jul 18, 2013: Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

Nagraj Gollapudi

Boycott on a black pudding

Jul 4, 2013: In 1972, on a surface utterly ruined by rain, the England opener played an innings wholly uncharacteristic of his usual batting

Ashley Mallett

1972 Ashes recalled

Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace

Jun 4, 1997: In the Ashes series of 1972 the weather was hostile, the pitches indifferent and crowds at Old Trafford and Headingley stayed away

Winners: England

The Prudential Trophy, 1972

1973: When the Test matches were over England and Australia played a series of three one-day games for a trophy named after the sponsors, the Prudential Assurance Company

Geoffrey Wheeler

Fifth Test Match

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: Toss: England

Norman Preston

Fourth Test Match

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: At Leeds, July 27, 28, 29

W.E.Bowes

Third Test Match

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: At Nottingham, July 13, 14, 15, 17, 18

Second Test Match

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: Australia soon avenged their defeat at Manchester in a contest which will be remembered as Massie's match

Norman Preston

First Test Match

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: At Manchester, June 8, 9, 10, 12, 13

Norman Preston

England 2 Australia 2

Australians in England, 1972

1973: In many respects the twenty-sixth Australian team to visit England--the first white team that came in 1878 did not play any Tests--surpassed themselves even if they did not regain the Ashes

Norman Preston

(Third One-Day Match)

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: At Birmingham, August 28

(Second One-Day Match)

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: At Lord's, August 26

(First One-Day Match)

ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA

1973: Amiss and Fletcher, with a daring second-wicket partnership of 125 in eighty-six minutes, swept England to a comfortable victory with 5.5 overs to spare

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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Australians at Scarborough - Sep 2-4, 1972
Australians won by 6 wickets
Lancashire v Australians at Manchester - Aug 30-31, 1972
Lancashire won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 28, 1972
England won by 2 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Lord's - Aug 26, 1972
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 24, 1972
England won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
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