Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975
The Ashes - 4th Test
Match drawn
28,29,30 August, 1,2,3 September 1975 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c Roope b Old 127 370 294 14 0 43.19
A Turner c Steele b Old 2 25 27 0 0 7.40
IM Chappell* c Greig b Woolmer 192 439 367 17 0 52.31
GS Chappell c †Knott b Old 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
R Edwards c Edrich b Snow 44 160 135 2 0 32.59
KD Walters b Underwood 65 169 145 10 0 44.82
RW Marsh c & b Greig 32 36 29 7 0 110.34
MHN Walker c Steele b Greig 13 32 28 3 0 46.42
JR Thomson c Old b Greig 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee not out 28 63 37 3 1 75.67
AA Mallett not out 5 42 42 1 0 11.90
Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 17) 24
  Total (9 wickets dec; 181 overs) 532 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CM Old 28 7 74 3 2.64
  JA Snow 27 4 74 1 2.74
  RA Woolmer 18 3 38 1 2.11
  PH Edmonds 38 7 118 0 3.10
  DL Underwood 44 13 96 1 2.18
  AW Greig 24 5 107 3 4.45
  DS Steele 2 1 1 0 0.50
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood b Walker 32 54 50 6 0 64.00
JH Edrich lbw b Walker 12 141 98 0 0 12.24
DS Steele b Lillee 39 106 80 5 1 48.75
GRJ Roope c Turner b Walker 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
RA Woolmer c Mallett b Thomson 5 22 17 0 0 29.41
AW Greig* c †Marsh b Lillee 17 42 32 2 0 53.12
APE Knott lbw b Walker 9 46 29 0 0 31.03
PH Edmonds c †Marsh b Thomson 4 45 30 0 0 13.33
CM Old not out 25 71 51 4 0 49.01
JA Snow c GS Chappell b Thomson 30 41 39 3 1 76.92
DL Underwood c GS Chappell b Thomson 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 12) 18
  Total (all out; 69.1 overs) 191 (2.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 19 7 44 2 2.31
  JR Thomson 22.1 7 50 4 2.25
  MHN Walker 25 7 63 4 2.52
  AA Mallett 3 1 16 0 5.33
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood lbw b Thomson 22 171 127 4 0 17.32
JH Edrich b Lillee 96 362 289 6 0 33.21
DS Steele c †Marsh b Lillee 66 215 175 6 0 37.71
GRJ Roope b Lillee 77 242 211 11 0 36.49
RA Woolmer lbw b Walters 149 495 390 20 0 38.20
AW Greig* c †Marsh b Lillee 15 59 51 2 0 29.41
APE Knott c †Marsh b Walters 64 184 149 6 0 42.95
CM Old c IM Chappell b Walters 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
PH Edmonds run out 7 10 10 1 0 70.00
JA Snow c & b Walters 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood not out 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (b 2, lb 15, w 5, nb 17) 39
  Total (all out; 233.5 overs) 538 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 52 18 91 4 1.75
  JR Thomson 30 9 63 1 2.10
  MHN Walker 46 15 91 0 1.97
  AA Mallett 64 31 95 0 1.48
  IM Chappell 17 6 52 0 3.05
  KD Walters 10.5 3 34 4 3.13
  GS Chappell 12 2 53 0 4.41
  R Edwards 2 0 20 0 10.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 198 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker not out 25 55 55 3 0 45.45
A Turner c Woolmer b Greig 8 31 29 1 0 27.58
R Edwards c Old b Underwood 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
GS Chappell not out 4 9 8 1 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (2 wickets; 17.1 overs) 40 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CM Old 2 0 7 0 3.50
  JA Snow 2 1 4 0 2.00
  PH Edmonds 6.1 2 14 0 2.27
  DL Underwood 2 0 5 1 2.50
  AW Greig 5 2 9 1 1.80

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 4-match series 1-0
Umpires - HD Bird and TW Spencer
Close of play
  • Thu, 28 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 280/1 (RB McCosker 126*, IM Chappell 142*)
  • Fri, 29 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 19/0 (B Wood 16*, JH Edrich 0*)
  • Sat, 30 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 169/8 (CM Old 21*, JA Snow 13*)
  • Sun, 31 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 1 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 179/1 (JH Edrich 91*, DS Steele 52*)
  • Tue, 2 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 333/4 (RA Woolmer 37*, AW Greig 1*)
  • Wed, 3 Sep - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 40/2 (17.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Following on 341 runs behind, England scored their highest 2nd innings total against Australia, Innings lasted 886 minutes
    • Woolmer took 394 minutes to reach his hundred
    • McCosker and I.Chappell 277 in 343 minutes
    • Longest first class match in England, Actual playing time, excluding 187 minutes lost, amounted to 32 hours 17 minutes
 
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