Australia tour of England, 1953 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 8 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AL Hassett* c †Evans b Bedser 53 135 4 0
AR Morris lbw b Bedser 16 0
KR Miller lbw b Bailey 1 8 0 0
RN Harvey c Hutton b Trueman 36 79 0
GB Hole c †Evans b Trueman 37 63 2 0
JH de Courcy c †Evans b Trueman 5 1 0
RG Archer c & b Bedser 10 0
AK Davidson c Edrich b Laker 22 52 0
RR Lindwall c †Evans b Trueman 62 115 8 0
GRA Langley c Edrich b Lock 18 0
WA Johnston not out 9 0
Extras (b 4, nb 2) 6
Total (all out; 81.3 overs) 275 (3.37 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-38 (Morris), 2-41 (Miller), 3-107 (Hassett), 4-107 (Harvey), 5-118 (de Courcy), 6-160 (Hole), 7-160 (Archer), 8-207 (Davidson), 9-245 (Langley), 10-275 (Lindwall)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AV Bedser 29 3 88 3 3.03
FS Trueman 24.3 3 86 4 3.51
TE Bailey 14 3 42 1 3.00
GAR Lock 9 2 19 1 2.11
JC Laker 5 0 34 1 6.80
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* b Johnston 82 218 8 0
WJ Edrich lbw b Lindwall 21 3 0
PBH May c Archer b Johnston 39 140 0
DCS Compton c †Langley b Lindwall 16 68 0
TW Graveney c Miller b Lindwall 4 0 0
TE Bailey b Archer 64 222 7 0
TG Evans run out 28 46 0
JC Laker c †Langley b Miller 1 0 0
GAR Lock c Davidson b Lindwall 4 52 0
FS Trueman b Johnston 10 35 0
AV Bedser not out 22 70 0
Extras (b 9, lb 5, w 1) 15
Total (all out; 142.3 overs) 306 (2.14 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-37 (Edrich), 2-137 (May), 3-154 (Hutton), 4-167 (Compton), 5-170 (Graveney), 6-210 (Evans), 7-225 (Laker), 8-237 (Lock), 9-262 (Trueman), 10-306 (Bailey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 32 7 70 4 2.18
KR Miller 34 12 65 1 1.91
WA Johnston 45 16 94 3 2.08
AK Davidson 10 1 26 0 2.60
RG Archer 10.3 2 25 1 2.38
GB Hole 11 6 11 0 1.00
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AL Hassett* lbw b Laker 10 0
AR Morris lbw b Lock 26 0
GB Hole lbw b Laker 17 0
RN Harvey b Lock 1 3 0 0 33.33
KR Miller c Trueman b Laker 0 8 0 0 0.00
JH de Courcy run out 4 0
RG Archer c Edrich b Lock 49 63 7 1
AK Davidson b Lock 21 41 1
RR Lindwall c Compton b Laker 12 1
GRA Langley c Trueman b Lock 2 0 0
WA Johnston not out 6 26 0 0
Extras (b 11, lb 3) 14
Total (all out; 50.5 overs) 162 (3.18 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-23 (Hassett), 2-59 (Hole), 3-60 (Harvey), 4-61 (Miller), 5-61 (Morris), 6-85 (de Courcy), 7-135 (Davidson), 8-140 (Archer), 9-144 (Langley), 10-162 (Lindwall)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AV Bedser 11 2 24 0 2.18
FS Trueman 2 1 4 0 2.00
GAR Lock 21 9 45 5 2.14
JC Laker 16.5 2 75 4 4.45
England 2nd innings (target: 132 runs) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* run out 17 0
WJ Edrich not out 55 210 6 0
PBH May c Davidson b Miller 37 112 5 0
DCS Compton not out 22 0
Extras (lb 1) 1
Total (2 wickets; 63.5 overs) 132 (2.06 runs per over)
Did not bat TW Graveney, TE Bailey, TG Evans, JC Laker, GAR Lock, FS Trueman, AV Bedser
Fall of wickets 1-24 (Hutton), 2-88 (May)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 21 5 46 0 2.19
KR Miller 11 3 24 1 2.18
WA Johnston 29 14 52 0 1.79
RG Archer 1 1 0 0 0.00
AL Hassett 1 0 4 0 4.00
AR Morris 0.5 0 5 0 6.00
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series England won the 5-match series 1-0
Umpires D Davies and FS Lee
Close of play
Sat, 15 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 1/0 (L Hutton 0*, WJ Edrich 1*)
Sun, 16 Aug - rest day
Mon, 17 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 235/7 (TE Bailey 33*, GAR Lock 4*)
Tue, 18 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 38/1 (WJ Edrich 15*, PBH May 6*)
Wed, 19 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 132/2 (63.5 ov) - end of match
 
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England won by 8 wickets
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Aug 19, 1953

Crowds gather outside a radio shop in High Holborn listening to Test match broadcasts from The Oval, England v Australia, 5th Test, 4th day, August 19, 1953

Crowds gather outside a radio shop in High Holborn listening to Test match broadcasts from The Oval

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Aug 19, 1953

Spectators invade the pitch after England's win, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 19, 1953

Spectators invade the pitch after England's win

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