Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 23-28, 1953
The Ashes - 4th Test
Match drawn
Played at Headingley, Leeds
23,24,25,27,28 July 1953 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton* b Lindwall 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
WJ Edrich lbw b Miller 10 79 1 0
TW Graveney c Benaud b Miller 55 223 3 0
DCS Compton c Davidson b Lindwall 0 10 0 0
W Watson b Lindwall 24 165 1 0
RT Simpson c †Langley b Lindwall 15 0
TE Bailey run out 7 0
TG Evans lbw b Lindwall 25 90 0
JC Laker c Lindwall b Archer 10 43 0
GAR Lock b Davidson 9 77 0
AV Bedser not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 4) 12
  Total (all out; 109.4 overs) 167 (1.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 35 10 54 5 1.54
  KR Miller 28 13 39 2 1.39
  AK Davidson 20.4 7 23 1 1.11
  RG Archer 18 4 27 1 1.50
  R Benaud 8 1 12 0 1.50
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AL Hassett* c Lock b Bedser 37 80 0
AR Morris c Lock b Bedser 10 35 0
RN Harvey lbw b Bailey 71 150 9 0
KR Miller c Edrich b Bailey 5 0
GB Hole c Lock b Bedser 53 120 6 0
JH de Courcy lbw b Lock 10 2 0
R Benaud b Bailey 7 0
AK Davidson c †Evans b Bedser 2 0 0
RG Archer not out 31 0
RR Lindwall b Bedser 9 9 2 0
GRA Langley c Hutton b Bedser 17 37 0
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 2) 14
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs) 266 (3.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 28.5 2 95 6 3.29
  TE Bailey 22 4 71 3 3.22
  GAR Lock 23 9 53 1 2.30
  JC Laker 9 1 33 0 3.66
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton* c †Langley b Archer 25 0
WJ Edrich c de Courcy b Lindwall 64 245 10 0
TW Graveney b Lindwall 3 0 0
DCS Compton lbw b Lindwall 61 280 0
W Watson c Davidson b Miller 15 72 0
RT Simpson c de Courcy b Miller 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
TE Bailey c Hole b Davidson 38 261 0
TG Evans c Lindwall b Miller 1 20 0 0
JC Laker c Benaud b Davidson 48 115 6 0
GAR Lock c Morris b Miller 8 40 1 0
AV Bedser not out 3 45 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 8) 9
  Total (all out; 177.3 overs) 275 (1.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 54 19 104 3 1.92
  KR Miller 47 19 63 4 1.34
  AK Davidson 29.3 15 36 2 1.22
  RG Archer 25 12 31 1 1.24
  R Benaud 19 8 26 0 1.36
  GB Hole 3 1 6 0 2.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 177 runs) R M 6s
AL Hassett* b Lock 4 0
AR Morris st †Evans b Laker 38 38 0
GB Hole c Graveney b Bailey 33 0
RN Harvey lbw b Bedser 34 31 0
AK Davidson not out 17 0
JH de Courcy not out 13 1
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 1) 8
  Total (4 wickets; 33 overs) 147 (4.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 17 1 65 1 3.82
  TE Bailey 6 1 9 1 1.50
  GAR Lock 8 1 48 1 6.00
  JC Laker 2 0 17 1 8.50

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Umpires - F Chester and FS Lee
Close of play
  • Thu, 23 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 142/7 (TG Evans 18*, GAR Lock 5*)
  • Fri, 24 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 266
  • Sat, 25 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 62/1 (WJ Edrich 33*, TW Graveney 3*)
  • Sun, 26 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 27 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 177/5 (DCS Compton 60*, TE Bailey 4*)
  • Tue, 28 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 147/4 (33 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • RT Simpson (1) retired hurt on 2* from 101/4 to 149/8
    • DCS Compton (2) retired hurt on 60* from 177/5 to 239/7
 
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