The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets

England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Lindwall 81 187 0
C Washbrook c Lindwall b Johnston 143 317 22 0
WJ Edrich c Morris b Johnson 111 314 13 1
AV Bedser c & b Johnson 79 177 8 2
DCS Compton c †Saggers b Lindwall 23 55 0
JF Crapp b Toshack 5 0
NWD Yardley* b Miller 25 0
K Cranston b Loxton 10 0
TG Evans c Hassett b Loxton 3 0 0
JC Laker c †Saggers b Loxton 4 0
R Pollard not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 1, nb 1) 12
Total (all out; 192.1 overs) 496 (2.58 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-168 (Hutton), 2-268 (Washbrook), 3-423 (Bedser), 4-426 (Edrich), 5-447 (Crapp), 6-473 (Compton), 7-486 (Cranston), 8-490 (Evans), 9-496 (Laker), 10-496 (Yardley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 38 10 79 2 2.07
KR Miller 17.1 2 43 1 2.50
WA Johnston 38 12 86 1 2.26
ERH Toshack 35 6 112 1 3.20
SJE Loxton 26 4 55 3 2.11
IWG Johnson 33 9 89 2 2.69
AR Morris 5 0 20 0 4.00
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Morris c Cranston b Bedser 6 0
AL Hassett c Crapp b Pollard 13 0
DG Bradman* b Pollard 33 59 56 0 58.92
KR Miller c Edrich b Yardley 58 2
RN Harvey b Laker 112 188 17 0
SJE Loxton b Yardley 93 135 8 5
IWG Johnson c Cranston b Laker 10 0
RR Lindwall c Crapp b Bedser 77 0
RA Saggers st †Evans b Laker 5 0
WA Johnston c Edrich b Bedser 13 0
ERH Toshack not out 12 0
Extras (b 9, lb 14, nb 3) 26
Total (all out; 136.2 overs) 458 (3.35 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Morris), 2-65 (Hassett), 3-68 (Bradman), 4-189 (Miller), 5-294 (Harvey), 6-329 (Johnson), 7-344 (Loxton), 8-355 (Saggers), 9-403 (Johnston), 10-458 (Lindwall)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AV Bedser 31.2 4 92 3 2.93
R Pollard 38 6 104 2 2.73
K Cranston 14 1 51 0 3.64
WJ Edrich 3 0 19 0 6.33
JC Laker 30 8 113 3 3.76
NWD Yardley 17 6 38 2 2.23
DCS Compton 3 0 15 0 5.00
England 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Bradman b Johnson 57 1
C Washbrook c Harvey b Johnston 65 1
WJ Edrich lbw b Lindwall 54 1
DCS Compton c Miller b Johnston 66 0
JF Crapp b Lindwall 18 0
NWD Yardley* c Harvey b Johnston 7 0
K Cranston c †Saggers b Johnston 0 2 0 0 0.00
TG Evans not out 47 0
AV Bedser c Hassett b Miller 17 4 0
JC Laker not out 15 0
Extras (b 4, lb 12, nb 3) 19
Total (8 wickets dec; 107 overs) 365 (3.41 runs per over)
Did not bat R Pollard
Fall of wickets 1-129 (Washbrook), 2-129 (Hutton), 3-232 (Edrich), 4-260 (Crapp), 5-277 (Yardley), 6-278 (Cranston), 7-293 (Compton), 8-330 (Bedser)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 26 6 84 2 3.23
KR Miller 21 5 53 1 2.52
WA Johnston 29 5 95 4 3.27
SJE Loxton 10 2 29 0 2.90
IWG Johnson 21 2 85 1 4.04
Australia 2nd innings (target: 404 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Morris c Pollard b Yardley 182 291 33 0
AL Hassett c & b Compton 17 74 1 0
DG Bradman* not out 173 255 292 29 0 59.24
KR Miller lbw b Cranston 12 30 2 0
RN Harvey not out 4 1 0
Extras (b 6, lb 9, nb 1) 16
Total (3 wickets; 114.1 overs) 404 (3.53 runs per over)
Did not bat SJE Loxton, IWG Johnson, RR Lindwall, RA Saggers, WA Johnston, ERH Toshack
Fall of wickets 1-57 (Hassett), 2-358 (Morris), 3-396 (Miller)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AV Bedser 21 2 56 0 2.66
R Pollard 22 6 55 0 2.50
K Cranston 7.1 0 28 1 3.90
JC Laker 32 11 93 0 2.90
NWD Yardley 13 1 44 1 3.38
DCS Compton 15 3 82 1 5.46
L Hutton 4 1 30 0 7.50
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Test debut RA Saggers (Australia)
Umpires HG Baldwin and F Chester
Close of play
Thu, 22 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 268/2 (WJ Edrich 41*, AV Bedser 0*)
Fri, 23 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 63/1 (AL Hassett 13*, DG Bradman 31*)
Sat, 24 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 457/9 (RR Lindwall 76*, ERH Toshack 12*)
Sun, 25 Jul - rest day
Mon, 26 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 362/8 (TG Evans 47*, JC Laker 14*)
Tue, 27 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 404/3 (114.1 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 14-18, 1948
Australia won by an innings and 149 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 22-27, 1948
Australia won by 7 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 8-13, 1948
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 24-29, 1948
Australia won by 409 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 10-15, 1948
Australia won by 8 wickets
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Jul 27, 1948

Don Bradman congratulates Arthur Morris on reaching his century, England v Australia, 4th Test, Headingley, 5th day, July 27, 1948

Don Bradman congratulates Arthur Morris on reaching his century

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Jul 27, 1948

Don Bradman dropped by Jack Crapp off Denis Compton, England v Australia, 4th Test, Leeds, July 27, 1948

Don Bradman dropped by Jack Crapp off Denis Compton

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