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Australian Summer

Local colour

Aug 9, 2008: Cardus' account of the 1936-37 Ashes tour gives rein to his desire to write about more than just the cricket

Scyld Berry

Gubby Under Pressure: Letters From Australia, New Zealand and Hollywood

Letters from an autocrat

Apr 6, 2008: An expertly compiled collection of Allen's letters home from the Ashes tour of 1936-37 does nothing to enhance his reputation

Stephen Fay

Fifth Test Match

England v Australia 1936-37

1938: The weather was glorious for the first two days but was less settled on the third, and a thunderstorm during the early hours of the forth day denied England the chance of making a closer match of it, though by then their position was precarious to

Fourth Test Match

England v Australia 1936-37

1938: Played at Adelaide, January 29, 30, February 1, 2, 3, 4

Third Test Match

England v Australia 1936-37

1938: England were not disgraced even though the margin was a large one: outside influences had much to do with the result

Second Test Match

England v Australia 1936-37

1938: At Sydney, December 18, 19, 21, 22

First Test Match

England v Australia 1936-37

1938: England gained a totally unexpected but wholly meritorious victory before lunch on the fifth day

Australia 3 England 2

England in Australia, 1936-37

1938: Although the M.C.C

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