England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 1970/71 / Scorecard

Scorecard | Almanack report

The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Australia team
GS Chappell, IM Chappell, AN Connolly, JW Gleeson, WM Lawry*, GD McKenzie, AA Mallett, RW Marsh, IR Redpath, KR Stackpole, KD Walters
England team
G Boycott, MC Cowdrey, BL D'Oliveira, JH Edrich, R Illingworth*, APE Knott, P Lever, BW Luckhurst, K Shuttleworth, JA Snow, DL Underwood
Match details
Toss England, who chose to field
Series 7-match series level 0-0 (1 abandoned)
Umpires TF Brooks and LP Rowan
Close of play
Thu, 31 Dec - day 1 - no play
Fri, 1 Jan - day 2 - no play
Sat, 2 Jan - day 3 - match abandoned
Sun, 3 Jan - rest day
Mon, 4 Jan - day 4 - cancelled
Tue, 5 Jan - day 5 - cancelled
Match notes
  • General
  • Rain prevented play starting as the players were entering the field. A conference between the Australian Board, the MCC Manager, and two MCC Officials lead to the match being abandoned and replaced by a limited overs match which was later recognised as the first ever ODI.
  • The MCC tour schedule was rearranged to include an additional Test at Melbourne on 21,22,23,25,26 January.
  • Whilst the Australian Board of Control recognised this match as an official Test to be included in match statistics, nearly all statisticians around the world do not do so.
 
Feedback Print this page
Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 12-17, 1971
England won by 62 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 29-Feb 3, 1971
Match drawn
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 21-26, 1971
Match drawn
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 9-14, 1971
England won by 299 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1970 - Jan 5, 1971
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
More results »