Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller
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Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller at the end of the 1938 Test which England won by an innings and 579 runs. The endless rolling by what was known as "Bosser's Pet" helped turn the Oval pitch into a bowlers' graveyard, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 24, 1938

Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-24, 1938
England won by an innings and 579 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 22-25, 1938
Australia won by 5 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 8-12, 1938
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 24-28, 1938
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 10-14, 1938
Match drawn
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