Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 15-19, 1953
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 8 wickets
15,17,18,19 August 1953 (6-day match)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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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