Australia tour of England, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 7-12, 1977
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 9 wickets
7,8,9,11,12 July 1977 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c Old b Willis 2 19 16 0 0 12.50
IC Davis c †Knott b Old 34 145 105 5 0 32.38
GS Chappell* c †Knott b Greig 44 95 81 7 0 54.32
CS Serjeant lbw b Lever 14 80 48 1 0 29.16
KD Walters c Greig b Miller 88 205 157 15 0 56.05
DW Hookes c †Knott b Lever 5 23 19 1 0 26.31
RW Marsh c Amiss b Miller 36 116 100 6 0 36.00
RJ Bright c Greig b Lever 12 73 55 2 0 21.81
KJ O'Keeffe c †Knott b Willis 12 57 51 1 0 23.52
MHN Walker b Underwood 9 33 18 1 0 50.00
JR Thomson not out 14 28 22 2 0 63.63
Extras (lb 15, nb 12) 27
  Total (all out; 109.2 overs) 297 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 21 8 45 2 2.14
  JK Lever 25 8 60 3 2.40
  CM Old 20 3 57 1 2.85
  DL Underwood 20.2 7 53 1 2.60
  AW Greig 13 4 37 1 2.84
  G Miller 10 3 18 2 1.80
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DL Amiss c Chappell b Walker 11 46 34 1 0 32.35
JM Brearley* c Chappell b Thomson 6 40 31 1 0 19.35
RA Woolmer c Davis b O'Keeffe 137 389 338 22 0 40.53
DW Randall lbw b Bright 79 166 143 12 0 55.24
AW Greig c & b Walker 76 244 186 11 1 40.86
APE Knott c O'Keeffe b Thomson 39 109 85 7 0 45.88
G Miller c †Marsh b Thomson 6 39 34 0 0 17.64
CM Old c †Marsh b Walker 37 115 90 5 0 41.11
JK Lever b Bright 10 30 24 1 0 41.66
DL Underwood b Bright 10 52 47 2 0 21.27
RGD Willis not out 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
Extras (b 9, lb 9, nb 7) 25
  Total (all out; 169.1 overs) 437 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 38 11 73 3 1.92
  MHN Walker 54 15 131 3 2.42
  RJ Bright 35.1 12 69 3 1.96
  KJ O'Keeffe 36 11 114 1 3.16
  GS Chappell 6 1 25 0 4.16
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c Underwood b Willis 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
IC Davis c Lever b Willis 12 45 31 1 0 38.70
GS Chappell* b Underwood 112 280 230 15 1 48.69
CS Serjeant c Woolmer b Underwood 8 32 19 2 0 42.10
KD Walters lbw b Greig 10 22 21 1 0 47.61
DW Hookes c Brearley b Miller 28 80 63 3 0 44.44
RW Marsh c Randall b Underwood 1 8 8 0 0 12.50
RJ Bright c & b Underwood 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
KJ O'Keeffe not out 24 120 97 3 0 24.74
MHN Walker c Greig b Underwood 6 16 21 1 0 28.57
JR Thomson c Randall b Underwood 1 13 14 0 0 7.14
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 14) 16
  Total (all out; 81.5 overs) 218 (2.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 16 2 56 2 3.50
  JK Lever 4 1 11 0 2.75
  DL Underwood 32.5 13 66 6 2.01
  CM Old 8 1 26 0 3.25
  AW Greig 12 6 19 1 1.58
  G Miller 9 2 24 1 2.66
  England 2nd innings (target: 79 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
DL Amiss not out 28 107 94 4 0 29.78
JM Brearley* c Walters b O'Keeffe 44 101 83 7 0 53.01
RA Woolmer not out 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, nb 7) 10
  Total (1 wicket; 29.1 overs) 82 (2.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 8 2 24 0 3.00
  MHN Walker 7 0 17 0 2.42
  KJ O'Keeffe 9.1 4 25 1 2.72
  RJ Bright 5 2 6 0 1.20

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - RJ Bright (Australia)
Umpires - WE Alley and TW Spencer
Close of play
  • Thu, 7 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 247/7 (RJ Bright 1*, KJ O'Keeffe 0*)
  • Fri, 8 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 206/3 (RA Woolmer 82*, AW Greig 16*)
  • Sat, 9 Jul - day 3 - England 1st innings 436/9 (DL Underwood 10*, RGD Willis 1*)
  • Sun, 10 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 11 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 8/0 (DL Amiss 0*, JM Brearley 6*)
  • Tue, 12 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 82/1 (29.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Eng 1st innings
    • RA Woolmer: 137 runs, 338 balls, 389 min., 22x4
    • Aus 2nd innings
    • GS Chappell: 112 runs, 230 balls, 280 min., 15x4, 1x6
 
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