Australia tour of England, 1981 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Wood b Lillee 10 18 18 2 0 55.55
G Boycott c Border b Alderman 27 82 53 1 0 50.94
RA Woolmer c Wood b Lillee 0 9 9 0 0 0.00
DI Gower c Yallop b Lillee 26 65 39 4 0 66.66
MW Gatting lbw b Hogg 52 154 117 6 0 44.44
P Willey c Border b Alderman 10 35 22 1 0 45.45
IT Botham* b Alderman 1 15 8 0 0 12.50
PR Downton c Yallop b Alderman 8 35 23 0 0 34.78
GR Dilley b Hogg 34 71 49 6 0 69.38
RGD Willis c †Marsh b Hogg 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
M Hendrick not out 6 19 8 1 0 75.00
Extras (lb 6, w 1, nb 4) 11
Total (all out; 56.4 overs) 185 (3.26 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Gooch), 2-13 (Woolmer), 3-57 (Boycott), 4-67 (Gower), 5-92 (Willey), 6-96 (Botham), 7-116 (Downton), 8-159 (Gatting), 9-159 (Willis), 10-185 (Dilley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 13 3 34 3 2.61
TM Alderman 24 7 68 4 2.83
RM Hogg 11.4 1 47 3 4.02
GF Lawson 8 3 25 0 3.12
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood lbw b Dilley 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
J Dyson c Woolmer b Willis 5 61 45 0 0 11.11
GN Yallop b Hendrick 13 64 47 0 0 27.65
KJ Hughes* lbw b Willis 7 42 34 1 0 20.58
TM Chappell b Hendrick 17 122 80 1 0 21.25
AR Border c & b Botham 63 266 204 7 0 30.88
RW Marsh c Boycott b Willis 19 21 13 3 0 146.15
GF Lawson c Gower b Botham 14 30 18 1 0 77.77
DK Lillee c †Downton b Dilley 12 57 48 1 0 25.00
RM Hogg c Boycott b Dilley 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
TM Alderman not out 12 51 31 0 0 38.70
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 1, nb 4) 17
Total (all out; 86.5 overs) 179 (2.06 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Wood), 2-21 (Dyson), 3-21 (Yallop), 4-33 (Hughes), 5-64 (Chappell), 6-89 (Marsh), 7-110 (Lawson), 8-147 (Lillee), 9-153 (Hogg), 10-179 (Border)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GR Dilley 20 7 38 3 1.90
RGD Willis 30 14 47 3 1.56
M Hendrick 20 7 43 2 2.15
IT Botham 16.5 6 34 2 2.01
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Yallop b Lillee 6 10 9 1 0 66.66
G Boycott c †Marsh b Alderman 4 16 9 1 0 44.44
RA Woolmer c †Marsh b Alderman 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
DI Gower c sub (MF Kent) b Lillee 28 117 72 3 0 38.88
MW Gatting lbw b Alderman 15 42 34 2 0 44.11
P Willey lbw b Lillee 13 30 27 2 0 48.14
IT Botham* c Border b Lillee 33 65 38 4 0 86.84
PR Downton lbw b Alderman 3 19 12 0 0 25.00
GR Dilley c †Marsh b Alderman 13 20 18 2 0 72.22
RGD Willis c Chappell b Lillee 1 20 10 0 0 10.00
M Hendrick not out 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 8, nb 1) 9
Total (all out; 38.4 overs) 125 (3.23 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-12 (Gooch), 2-12 (Boycott), 3-13 (Woolmer), 4-39 (Gatting), 5-61 (Willey), 6-94 (Gower), 7-109 (Downton), 8-113 (Botham), 9-125 (Dilley), 10-125 (Willis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 16.4 2 46 5 2.76
TM Alderman 19 3 62 5 3.26
RM Hogg 3 1 8 0 2.66
Australia 2nd innings (target: 132 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Woolmer b Willis 8 31 28 1 0 28.57
J Dyson c †Downton b Dilley 38 145 89 1 0 42.69
GN Yallop c Gatting b Botham 6 42 34 0 0 17.64
KJ Hughes* lbw b Dilley 22 58 53 3 0 41.50
TM Chappell not out 20 94 65 0 0 30.76
AR Border b Dilley 20 65 49 2 0 40.81
RW Marsh lbw b Dilley 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
GF Lawson not out 5 15 11 1 0 45.45
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 6) 13
Total (6 wickets; 54.1 overs) 132 (2.43 runs per over)
Did not bat DK Lillee, RM Hogg, TM Alderman
Fall of wickets 1-20 (Wood), 2-40 (Yallop), 3-77 (Hughes), 4-80 (Dyson), 5-122 (Border), 6-122 (Marsh)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GR Dilley 11.1 4 24 4 2.14
RGD Willis 13 2 28 1 2.15
M Hendrick 20 7 33 0 1.65
IT Botham 10 1 34 1 3.40
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 6-match series 1-0
Test debuts TM Alderman and TM Chappell (Australia)
Player of the match DK Lillee (Australia)
Umpires WE Alley and DJ Constant
Close of play
Thu, 18 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 33/4 (TM Chappell 5*)
Fri, 19 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 166/9 (AR Border 57*, TM Alderman 7*)
Sat, 20 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 94/6 (IT Botham 21*, PR Downton 0*)
Sun, 21 Jun - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 132/6 (54.1 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Australia's first win at Trent Bridge since 1948.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981
England won by 103 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
England won by 29 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981
England won by 18 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981
Match drawn
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Jun 21, 1981

Dennis Lillee leads Australia out, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, June 21, 1981

Dennis Lillee leads Australia out

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Jun 21, 1981

A pensive Ian Botham following England's defeat in the first Test, England v Australia, Trent Bridge, June 21, 1981

A pensive Ian Botham following England's defeat

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