Australia tour of England and Scotland 1972

Bobby's day out

Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

Boycott on a black pudding

In 1972, on a surface utterly ruined by rain, the England opener played an innings wholly uncharacteristic of his usual batting

1972 Ashes recalled

Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace

In the Ashes series of 1972 the weather was hostile, the pitches indifferent and crowds at Old Trafford and Headingley stayed away


The Ashes, 1972 (Australia in England Tests)

Prudential Trophy, 1972 (Australia in England ODIs)

Australia tour of England and Scotland, Apr-Sep 1972

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

The Australian dressing room celebrates
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Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson
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Bob Massie is clapped off the field by his team-mates
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Doug Walters bats
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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Australians at Scarborough - Sep 2-4, 1972
Australians won by 6 wickets
Lancashire v Australians at Manchester - Aug 30-31, 1972
Lancashire won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 28, 1972
England won by 2 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Lord's - Aug 26, 1972
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 24, 1972
England won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
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