Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1938
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by an innings and 579 runs
20,22,23,24 August 1938 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Hassett b O'Reilly 364 797 847 35 0 42.97
WJ Edrich lbw b O'Reilly 12 45 59 0 0 20.33
M Leyland run out 187 381 438 17 0 42.69
WR Hammond* lbw b Fleetwood-Smith 59 141 153 4 0 38.56
E Paynter lbw b O'Reilly 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
DCS Compton b Waite 1 13 14 0 0 7.14
J Hardstaff jnr not out 169 326 400 20 0 42.25
A Wood c & b Barnes 53 92 95 8 0 55.78
H Verity not out 8 25 19 1 0 42.10
Extras (b 22, lb 19, w 1, nb 8) 50
  Total (7 wickets dec; 335.2 overs) 903 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MG Waite 72 16 150 1 2.08
  SJ McCabe 38 8 85 0 2.23
  WJ O'Reilly 85 26 178 3 2.09
  LO Fleetwood-Smith 87 11 298 1 3.42
  SG Barnes 38 3 84 1 2.21
  AL Hassett 13 2 52 0 4.00
  DG Bradman 2.2 1 6 0 2.57
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WA Brown c Hammond b Leyland 69 166 153 6 0 45.09
CL Badcock c Hardstaff b Bowes 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
SJ McCabe c Edrich b Farnes 14 10 15 2 0 93.33
AL Hassett c Compton b Edrich 42 33 41 5 0 102.43
SG Barnes b Bowes 41 68 72 5 0 56.94
BA Barnett c †Wood b Bowes 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
MG Waite b Bowes 8 10 8 2 0 100.00
WJ O'Reilly c †Wood b Bowes 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
LO Fleetwood-Smith not out 16 26 20 3 0 80.00
DG Bradman* absent hurt -
JHW Fingleton absent hurt -
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 52.1 overs) 201 (3.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  K Farnes 13 2 54 1 4.15
  WE Bowes 19 3 49 5 2.57
  WJ Edrich 10 2 55 1 5.50
  H Verity 5 1 15 0 3.00
  M Leyland 3.1 0 11 1 3.47
  WR Hammond 2 0 8 0 4.00
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
WA Brown c Edrich b Farnes 15 47 27 1 0 55.55
CL Badcock b Bowes 9 17 29 2 0 31.03
SJ McCabe c †Wood b Farnes 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
AL Hassett lbw b Bowes 10 10 12 1 0 83.33
SG Barnes lbw b Verity 33 64 74 4 0 44.59
BA Barnett b Farnes 46 55 50 7 0 92.00
MG Waite c Edrich b Verity 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
WJ O'Reilly not out 7 10 7 1 0 100.00
LO Fleetwood-Smith c Leyland b Farnes 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
DG Bradman* absent hurt -
JHW Fingleton absent hurt -
Extras (b 1) 1
  Total (all out; 34.1 overs) 123 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  K Farnes 12.1 1 63 4 5.17
  WE Bowes 10 3 25 2 2.50
  H Verity 7 3 15 2 2.14
  M Leyland 5 0 19 0 3.80

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 4-match series drawn 1-1 (1 abandoned)
Test debuts - SG Barnes (Australia); A Wood (England)
Umpires - F Chester and FI Walden
Close of play
  • Sat, 20 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 347/1 (L Hutton 160*, M Leyland 156*)
  • Sun, 21 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 22 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 634/5 (L Hutton 300*, J Hardstaff jnr 40*)
  • Tue, 23 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 117/3 (WA Brown 29*, SG Barnes 25*)
  • Wed, 24 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 123 (34.1 ov) - end of match
 
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