Australia tour of England, 1st Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 6-11, 1968
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 159 runs
6,7,8,10,11 June 1968 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Lawry* c Boycott b Barber 81 197 155 7 2 52.25
IR Redpath lbw b Snow 8 41 35 1 0 22.85
RM Cowper b Snow 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
KD Walters lbw b Barber 81 144 140 13 0 57.85
AP Sheahan c D'Oliveira b Snow 88 206 210 7 0 41.90
IM Chappell run out 73 167 151 5 0 48.34
BN Jarman c & b Higgs 12 69 47 1 0 25.53
NJN Hawke c †Knott b Snow 5 14 17 0 0 29.41
GD McKenzie c Cowdrey b D'Oliveira 0 9 9 0 0 0.00
JW Gleeson c †Knott b Higgs 0 18 13 0 0 0.00
AN Connolly not out 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 7, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 130.3 overs) 357 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 34 5 97 4 2.85
  K Higgs 35.3 11 80 2 2.25
  BL D'Oliveira 25 11 38 1 1.52
  PI Pocock 25 5 77 0 3.08
  RW Barber 11 0 56 2 5.09
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich run out 49 198 176 3 1 27.84
G Boycott c †Jarman b Cowper 35 204 191 1 0 18.32
MC Cowdrey* c Lawry b McKenzie 4 31 28 0 0 14.28
TW Graveney c McKenzie b Cowper 2 5 3 0 0 66.66
DL Amiss c Cowper b McKenzie 0 8 10 0 0 0.00
RW Barber c Sheahan b McKenzie 20 86 82 1 0 24.39
BL D'Oliveira b Connolly 9 34 38 2 0 23.68
APE Knott c McKenzie b Cowper 5 36 37 1 0 13.51
JA Snow not out 18 37 28 1 1 64.28
K Higgs lbw b Cowper 2 15 16 0 0 12.50
PI Pocock c Redpath b Gleeson 6 16 17 1 0 35.29
Extras (b 9, lb 3, w 3) 15
  Total (all out; 104.3 overs) 165 (1.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 28 11 33 3 1.17
  NJN Hawke 15 7 18 0 1.20
  AN Connolly 28 15 26 1 0.92
  JW Gleeson 6.3 2 21 1 3.23
  RM Cowper 26 11 48 4 1.84
  IM Chappell 1 0 4 0 4.00
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Lawry* c Pocock b D'Oliveira 16 59 50 0 0 32.00
IR Redpath lbw b Snow 8 53 39 1 0 20.51
RM Cowper c & b Pocock 37 127 111 4 0 33.33
KD Walters lbw b Pocock 86 204 189 5 1 45.50
AP Sheahan c Graveney b Pocock 8 15 14 2 0 57.14
IM Chappell c †Knott b Pocock 9 19 26 0 1 34.61
BN Jarman b Pocock 41 53 65 5 1 63.07
NJN Hawke c Edrich b Pocock 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
GD McKenzie c Snow b Barber 0 8 10 0 0 0.00
JW Gleeson run out 2 10 13 0 0 15.38
AN Connolly not out 2 8 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 2, lb 9) 11
  Total (all out; 88 overs) 220 (2.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 17 2 51 1 3.00
  K Higgs 23 8 41 0 1.78
  BL D'Oliveira 5 3 7 1 1.40
  PI Pocock 33 10 79 6 2.39
  RW Barber 10 1 31 1 3.10
  England 2nd innings (target: 413 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c †Jarman b Cowper 38 113 119 4 0 31.93
G Boycott c Redpath b McKenzie 11 14 10 2 0 110.00
MC Cowdrey* c †Jarman b McKenzie 11 20 18 2 0 61.11
TW Graveney c †Jarman b Gleeson 33 101 109 4 0 30.27
DL Amiss b Cowper 0 9 9 0 0 0.00
RW Barber c Cowper b Hawke 46 102 116 4 0 39.65
BL D'Oliveira not out 87 172 188 13 1 46.27
APE Knott lbw b Connolly 4 25 27 0 0 14.81
JA Snow c Lawry b Connolly 2 9 15 0 0 13.33
K Higgs c †Jarman b Gleeson 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
PI Pocock lbw b Gleeson 10 42 44 2 0 22.72
Extras (b 5, lb 6) 11
  Total (all out; 110 overs) 253 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 18 3 52 2 2.88
  NJN Hawke 8 4 15 1 1.87
  AN Connolly 13 4 35 2 2.69
  JW Gleeson 30 14 44 3 1.46
  RM Cowper 39 12 82 2 2.10
  IM Chappell 2 0 14 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Batsmen of the match - BL D'Oliveira (England) and KD Walters (Australia)
Bowlers of the match - RM Cowper (Australia) and PI Pocock (England)
Umpires - JS Buller and CS Elliott
Close of play
  • Thu, 6 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 319/4 (AP Sheahan 74*, IM Chappell 68*)
  • Fri, 7 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 60/0 (JH Edrich 32*, G Boycott 26*)
  • Sat, 8 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 60/2 (RM Cowper 14*, KD Walters 19*)
  • Sun, 9 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 10 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 152/5 (RW Barber 29*, BL D'Oliveira 21*)
  • Tue, 11 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 253 (110 ov) - end of match
 
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