Australia tour of England, 1977 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

England won by an innings and 85 runs

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Thomson 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
G Boycott c Chappell b Pascoe 191 629 471 23 0 40.55
RA Woolmer c Chappell b Thomson 37 133 100 6 0 37.00
DW Randall lbw b Pascoe 20 26 26 3 0 76.92
AW Greig b Thomson 43 102 80 4 1 53.75
GRJ Roope c Walters b Thomson 34 121 92 4 0 36.95
APE Knott lbw b Bright 57 177 135 7 0 42.22
IT Botham b Bright 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood c Bright b Pascoe 6 27 25 1 0 24.00
M Hendrick c Robinson b Pascoe 4 10 12 1 0 33.33
RGD Willis not out 5 15 12 0 0 41.66
Extras (b 5, lb 9, w 3, nb 22) 39
Total (all out; 155.4 overs) 436 (2.80 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Brearley), 2-82 (Woolmer), 3-105 (Randall), 4-201 (Greig), 5-275 (Roope), 6-398 (Knott), 7-398 (Botham), 8-412 (Underwood), 9-422 (Hendrick), 10-436 (Boycott)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JR Thomson 34 7 113 4 3.32
MHN Walker 48 21 97 0 2.02
LS Pascoe 34.4 10 91 4 2.62
KD Walters 3 1 5 0 1.66
RJ Bright 26 9 66 2 2.53
GS Chappell 10 2 25 0 2.50
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker run out 27 50 39 3 1 69.23
IC Davis lbw b Hendrick 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
GS Chappell* c Brearley b Hendrick 4 15 11 0 0 36.36
DW Hookes lbw b Botham 24 30 26 4 0 92.30
KD Walters c Hendrick b Botham 4 20 18 0 0 22.22
RD Robinson c Greig b Hendrick 20 51 41 3 0 48.78
RW Marsh c †Knott b Botham 2 21 16 0 0 12.50
RJ Bright not out 9 34 22 1 0 40.90
MHN Walker c †Knott b Botham 7 8 8 1 0 87.50
JR Thomson b Botham 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
LS Pascoe b Hendrick 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 6
Total (all out; 31.3 overs) 103 (3.26 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Davis), 2-26 (Chappell), 3-52 (McCosker), 4-57 (Hookes), 5-66 (Walters), 6-77 (Marsh), 7-87 (Robinson), 8-100 (Walker), 9-100 (Thomson), 10-103 (Pascoe)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 5 0 35 0 7.00
M Hendrick 15.3 2 41 4 2.64
IT Botham 11 3 21 5 1.90
Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c †Knott b Greig 12 63 48 0 0 25.00
IC Davis c †Knott b Greig 19 45 33 4 0 57.57
GS Chappell* c Greig b Willis 36 190 146 4 0 24.65
DW Hookes lbw b Hendrick 21 34 35 1 0 60.00
KD Walters lbw b Woolmer 15 44 32 2 0 46.87
RD Robinson b Hendrick 20 121 96 2 0 20.83
RW Marsh c Randall b Hendrick 63 131 87 9 0 72.41
RJ Bright c Greig b Hendrick 5 17 18 1 0 27.77
MHN Walker b Willis 30 63 54 4 0 55.55
JR Thomson b Willis 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
LS Pascoe not out 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 18) 27
Total (all out; 89.5 overs) 248 (2.76 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-31 (Davis), 2-35 (McCosker), 3-63 (Hookes), 4-97 (Walters), 5-130 (Chappell), 6-167 (Robinson), 7-179 (Bright), 8-244 (Walker), 9-245 (Thomson), 10-248 (Marsh)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 14 7 32 3 2.28
M Hendrick 22.5 6 54 4 2.36
AW Greig 20 7 64 2 3.20
IT Botham 17 3 47 0 2.76
RA Woolmer 8 4 8 1 1.00
DL Underwood 8 3 16 0 2.00
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England led the 5-match series 3-0
Umpires WE Alley and WL Budd
Close of play
Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 252/4 (G Boycott 110*, GRJ Roope 19*)
Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 67/5 (RD Robinson 6*, RW Marsh 0*)
Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 120/4 (GS Chappell 29*, RD Robinson 11*)
Sun, 14 Aug - rest day
Mon, 15 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 248 (89.5 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Eng 1st innings
  • Boycott scores his 100th first-class hundred, the first to do so during a Test Match. He was also the fouth English player to be on the field for the entire duration of the Test Match.
  • G Boycott: 191 runs, 471 balls, 629 min., 23x4, 1x5
  • APE Knott makes his 250th dismissal (Davis)
  • RGD Willis takes his 100th wicket (Thomson)
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 25-30, 1977
Match drawn
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 11-15, 1977
England won by an innings and 85 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jul 28-Aug 2, 1977
England won by 7 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 7-12, 1977
England won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 16-21, 1977
Match drawn
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Aug 15, 1977

Mike Brearley, Bob Willis, Tony Greig and Alan Knott celebrate England's Ashes win, England v Australia, 4th Test, Headingley, 5th day, August 15, 1977

Mike Brearley, Bob Willis, Tony Greig and Alan Knott celebrate England's Ashes win

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Aug 11, 1977

Geoff Boycott drives through mid-on to reach his 100th hundred, England v Australia, 4th Test, 1st day, Headingley, August 11, 1977

Geoff Boycott drives through mid-on to reach his 100th hundred

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