Australia tour of England, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 14-19, 1975
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
Played at Headingley, Leeds
14,15,16,18,19 August 1975 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood lbw b Gilmour 9 35 30 2 0 30.00
JH Edrich c Mallett b Thomson 62 162 121 9 0 51.23
DS Steele c Walters b Thomson 73 255 169 8 0 43.19
JH Hampshire lbw b Gilmour 14 40 36 2 0 38.88
KWR Fletcher c Mallett b Lillee 8 44 32 1 0 25.00
AW Greig* run out 51 126 102 8 0 50.00
APE Knott lbw b Gilmour 14 93 59 1 0 23.72
PH Edmonds not out 13 53 36 1 0 36.11
CM Old b Gilmour 5 31 26 0 0 19.23
JA Snow c Walters b Gilmour 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood c GS Chappell b Gilmour 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 15, w 11, nb 9) 39
  Total (all out; 101.2 overs) 288 (2.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 28 12 53 1 1.89
  JR Thomson 22 8 53 2 2.40
  GJ Gilmour 31.2 10 85 6 2.71
  MHN Walker 18 4 54 0 3.00
  IM Chappell 2 0 4 0 2.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c Hampshire b Old 0 22 18 0 0 0.00
RW Marsh b Snow 25 65 64 3 0 39.06
IM Chappell* b Edmonds 35 147 102 5 0 34.31
GS Chappell c Underwood b Edmonds 13 66 56 0 0 23.21
R Edwards lbw b Edmonds 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
KD Walters lbw b Edmonds 19 63 62 2 0 30.64
GJ Gilmour c Greig b Underwood 6 32 34 1 0 17.64
MHN Walker c Old b Edmonds 0 14 14 0 0 0.00
JR Thomson c Steele b Snow 16 61 60 0 0 26.66
DK Lillee b Snow 11 39 42 2 0 26.19
AA Mallett not out 1 12 11 0 0 9.09
Extras (lb 5, w 1, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 76.5 overs) 135 (1.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 18.5 7 22 3 1.16
  CM Old 11 3 30 1 2.72
  AW Greig 3 0 14 0 4.66
  B Wood 5 2 10 0 2.00
  DL Underwood 19 12 22 1 1.15
  PH Edmonds 20 7 28 5 1.40
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood lbw b Walker 25 99 74 3 0 33.78
JH Edrich b Mallett 35 131 90 5 0 38.88
DS Steele c GS Chappell b Gilmour 92 266 222 7 1 41.44
KWR Fletcher c GS Chappell b Lillee 14 56 44 1 0 31.81
AW Greig* c & b Mallett 49 108 71 7 0 69.01
CM Old st †Marsh b Mallett 10 15 16 2 0 62.50
JH Hampshire c GS Chappell b Thomson 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
APE Knott c Thomson b Lillee 31 48 29 4 1 106.89
PH Edmonds c sub (A Turner) b Gilmour 8 17 12 1 0 66.66
JA Snow c †Marsh b Gilmour 9 16 15 1 0 60.00
DL Underwood not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 2, nb 9) 18
  Total (all out; 94 overs) 291 (3.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 20 5 48 2 2.40
  JR Thomson 20 6 67 1 3.35
  GJ Gilmour 20 5 72 3 3.60
  MHN Walker 15 4 36 1 2.40
  AA Mallett 19 4 50 3 2.63
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 445 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker not out 95 260 214 12 0 44.39
RW Marsh b Underwood 12 69 47 2 0 25.53
IM Chappell* lbw b Old 62 123 127 11 1 48.81
GS Chappell c Steele b Edmonds 12 12 11 3 0 109.09
KD Walters not out 25 49 42 5 0 59.52
Extras (b 4, lb 8, nb 2) 14
  Total (3 wickets; 73 overs) 220 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 15 6 21 0 1.40
  CM Old 17 5 61 1 3.58
  AW Greig 9 3 20 0 2.22
  DL Underwood 15 4 40 1 2.66
  PH Edmonds 17 4 64 1 3.76

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debut - PH Edmonds (England)
Umpires - DJ Constant and AE Fagg
Close of play
  • Thu, 14 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 251/5 (AW Greig 46*, APE Knott 7*)
  • Fri, 15 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 107/8 (JR Thomson 3*, DK Lillee 0*)
  • Sat, 16 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 184/3 (DS Steele 59*, AW Greig 38*)
  • Sun, 17 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 18 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 220/3 (RB McCosker 95*, KD Walters 25*, 73 ov)
  • Tue, 19 Aug - day 5 - no play

Match Notes


General
    • Match was abandoned as a draw after vandals, campaigning for the release from prison of a convicted criminal, sabotaged the Rugby Ground end of the pitch with knives and oil.*
    • Edmonds took 5 wickets on his debut*
    • Underwood became the 4th bowler to take over 200 wkts for England after A.V.Bedser,F.S.Trueman and J.B.Statham.
 
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