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The end of a Victorian hero

Dec 16, 2006: In 1971 Bill Lawry became the first Australian captain to be sacked in the middle of a series ... and he paid the price for negativity and daring to challenge the authority of the Australian board

Martin Williamson

One-Day International

England v Australia 1970-71

1972: The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of 1972 did not carry a report of this match, as at the time it was thought to have been a one-off arrangement

Jonathan Hungin

Second Test Match


1972: At Auckland, March 6, 7, 8, 9

First Test Match


1972: At Christchurch, February 25, 26, 27, March 1

Sixth Test Match

England happy to defend series lead

1972: Late on the third day England led by 235 and did not enforce a follow-on

Fifth Test Match

A tarnished Test

1972: At Melbourne, January 21, 22, 23, 25, 26

Fourth Test Match

Boycott and Snow combine to bring England victory

1972: Great batting by Boycott and superb fast bowling by Snow on a pitch taking spin, which was too slow for other pace bowlers, were too much for Australia

Second Test Match

Perth's impressiveTest debut

1972: At Perth, December 11, 12, 13, 15, 16

First Test Match

Lawry grinds out the draw

1972: England fought back remarkably to finish on top

Tests: Australia 0 England 2 , ODIs: Australia 1 England 0

MCC in Australia and New Zealand, 1970-71

1972: No captain of a touring team since D

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