The Ashes, 1981 / Results

Result - England 3-1 (6)

Matches

1st Test: England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 18-21, 1981

England 185 and 125; Australia 179 and 132/6

Australia won by 4 wickets

2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981

England 311 and 265/8d; Australia 345 and 90/4

Match drawn

3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981

Australia 401/9d and 111; England 174 and 356 (f/o)

England won by 18 runs

4th Test: England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981

England 189 and 219; Australia 258 and 121

England won by 29 runs

5th Test: England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981

England 231 and 404; Australia 130 and 402

England won by 103 runs

6th Test: England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981

Australia 352 and 344/9d; England 314 and 261/7

Match drawn

Photos

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Trevor Chappell prepares to release the ball

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Ian Botham, Geoff Boycott, David Gower and Bob Willis after sealing the 1981 Ashes

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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