The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

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)
Fall of wickets 1-25 (Wood), 2-137 (Edrich), 3-159 (Hampshire), 4-189 (Fletcher), 5-213 (Steele), 6-268 (Greig), 7-269 (Knott), 8-284 (Old), 9-284 (Snow), 10-288 (Underwood)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-8 (McCosker), 2-53 (Marsh), 3-78 (GS Chappell), 4-78 (Edwards), 5-81 (IM Chappell), 6-96 (Gilmour), 7-104 (Walker), 8-107 (Walters), 9-128 (Lillee), 10-135 (Thomson)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-55 (Wood), 2-70 (Edrich), 3-103 (Fletcher), 4-197 (Greig), 5-209 (Old), 6-210 (Hampshire), 7-272 (Steele), 8-276 (Knott), 9-285 (Edmonds), 10-291 (Snow)
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)
Did not bat R Edwards, GJ Gilmour, MHN Walker, JR Thomson, DK Lillee, AA Mallett
Fall of wickets 1-55 (Marsh), 2-161 (IM Chappell), 3-174 (GS Chappell)
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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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 14-19, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 10-14, 1975
Australia won by an innings and 85 runs
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Aug 19, 1975

Policemen guard the Headingley pitch after vandals dug it up in support of George Davies, August 19, 1975

Policemen guard the Headingley pitch after vandals dug it up

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Aug 19, 1975

Groundsmen try to repair the damage done to the Headingley pitch, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Leeds, August 19, 1975

Groundsmen try to repair the damage done to the Headingley pitch

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