Australia tour of England, 1975 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c Roope b Old 127 370 294 14 0 43.19
A Turner c Steele b Old 2 25 27 0 0 7.40
IM Chappell* c Greig b Woolmer 192 439 367 17 0 52.31
GS Chappell c †Knott b Old 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
R Edwards c Edrich b Snow 44 160 135 2 0 32.59
KD Walters b Underwood 65 169 145 10 0 44.82
RW Marsh c & b Greig 32 36 29 7 0 110.34
MHN Walker c Steele b Greig 13 32 28 3 0 46.42
JR Thomson c Old b Greig 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee not out 28 63 37 3 1 75.67
AA Mallett not out 5 42 42 1 0 11.90
Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 17) 24
Total (9 wickets dec; 181 overs) 532 (2.93 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-7 (Turner), 2-284 (McCosker), 3-286 (GS Chappell), 4-356 (IM Chappell), 5-396 (Edwards), 6-441 (Marsh), 7-477 (Walker), 8-477 (Thomson), 9-501 (Walters)
Bowling O M R W Econ
CM Old 28 7 74 3 2.64
JA Snow 27 4 74 1 2.74
RA Woolmer 18 3 38 1 2.11
PH Edmonds 38 7 118 0 3.10
DL Underwood 44 13 96 1 2.18
AW Greig 24 5 107 3 4.45
DS Steele 2 1 1 0 0.50
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood b Walker 32 54 50 6 0 64.00
JH Edrich lbw b Walker 12 141 98 0 0 12.24
DS Steele b Lillee 39 106 80 5 1 48.75
GRJ Roope c Turner b Walker 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
RA Woolmer c Mallett b Thomson 5 22 17 0 0 29.41
AW Greig* c †Marsh b Lillee 17 42 32 2 0 53.12
APE Knott lbw b Walker 9 46 29 0 0 31.03
PH Edmonds c †Marsh b Thomson 4 45 30 0 0 13.33
CM Old not out 25 71 51 4 0 49.01
JA Snow c GS Chappell b Thomson 30 41 39 3 1 76.92
DL Underwood c GS Chappell b Thomson 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 12) 18
Total (all out; 69.1 overs) 191 (2.76 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-45 (Wood), 2-78 (Edrich), 3-83 (Roope), 4-96 (Steele), 5-103 (Woolmer), 6-125 (Greig), 7-131 (Knott), 8-147 (Edmonds), 9-190 (Snow), 10-191 (Underwood)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 19 7 44 2 2.31
JR Thomson 22.1 7 50 4 2.25
MHN Walker 25 7 63 4 2.52
AA Mallett 3 1 16 0 5.33
England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood lbw b Thomson 22 171 127 4 0 17.32
JH Edrich b Lillee 96 362 289 6 0 33.21
DS Steele c †Marsh b Lillee 66 215 175 6 0 37.71
GRJ Roope b Lillee 77 242 211 11 0 36.49
RA Woolmer lbw b Walters 149 495 390 20 0 38.20
AW Greig* c †Marsh b Lillee 15 59 51 2 0 29.41
APE Knott c †Marsh b Walters 64 184 149 6 0 42.95
CM Old c IM Chappell b Walters 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
PH Edmonds run out 7 10 10 1 0 70.00
JA Snow c & b Walters 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood not out 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (b 2, lb 15, w 5, nb 17) 39
Total (all out; 233.5 overs) 538 (2.30 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-77 (Wood), 2-202 (Edrich), 3-209 (Steele), 4-331 (Roope), 5-371 (Greig), 6-522 (Knott), 7-522 (Old), 8-533 (Edmonds), 9-533 (Snow), 10-538 (Woolmer)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 52 18 91 4 1.75
JR Thomson 30 9 63 1 2.10
MHN Walker 46 15 91 0 1.97
AA Mallett 64 31 95 0 1.48
IM Chappell 17 6 52 0 3.05
KD Walters 10.5 3 34 4 3.13
GS Chappell 12 2 53 0 4.41
R Edwards 2 0 20 0 10.00
Australia 2nd innings (target: 198 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker not out 25 55 55 3 0 45.45
A Turner c Woolmer b Greig 8 31 29 1 0 27.58
R Edwards c Old b Underwood 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
GS Chappell not out 4 9 8 1 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1) 1
Total (2 wickets; 17.1 overs) 40 (2.33 runs per over)
Did not bat IM Chappell*, KD Walters, RW Marsh, MHN Walker, JR Thomson, DK Lillee, AA Mallett
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Turner), 2-33 (Edwards)
Bowling O M R W Econ
CM Old 2 0 7 0 3.50
JA Snow 2 1 4 0 2.00
PH Edmonds 6.1 2 14 0 2.27
DL Underwood 2 0 5 1 2.50
AW Greig 5 2 9 1 1.80
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series Australia won the 4-match series 1-0
Umpires HD Bird and TW Spencer
Close of play
Thu, 28 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 280/1 (RB McCosker 126*, IM Chappell 142*)
Fri, 29 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 19/0 (B Wood 16*, JH Edrich 0*)
Sat, 30 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 169/8 (CM Old 21*, JA Snow 13*)
Sun, 31 Aug - rest day
Mon, 1 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 179/1 (JH Edrich 91*, DS Steele 52*)
Tue, 2 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 333/4 (RA Woolmer 37*, AW Greig 1*)
Wed, 3 Sep - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 40/2 (17.1 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Following on 341 runs behind, England scored their highest 2nd innings total against Australia, Innings lasted 886 minutes
  • Woolmer took 394 minutes to reach his hundred
  • McCosker and I.Chappell 277 in 343 minutes
  • Longest first class match in England, Actual playing time, excluding 187 minutes lost, amounted to 32 hours 17 minutes
 
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England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975
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England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975
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Photos

Aug 28, 1975

Ian Chappell plays the sweep, England v Australia, 4th Test, The Oval, August 28, 1975

Ian Chappell plays the sweep

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Aug 28, 1975

Ian Chappell places it fine down the leg side, England v Australia, 4th Test, The Oval, August 28, 1975

Ian Chappell places it fine down the leg side

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