The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Yallop b Lawson 44 74 53 6 0 83.01
G Boycott c Alderman b Lawson 17 98 62 0 0 27.41
RA Woolmer c †Marsh b Lawson 21 116 82 3 0 25.60
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson 27 124 86 4 0 31.39
MW Gatting lbw b Bright 59 168 137 9 0 43.06
P Willey c Border b Alderman 82 246 181 12 0 45.30
JE Emburey run out (Lillee/†Marsh) 31 171 124 1 0 25.00
IT Botham* lbw b Lawson 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
RW Taylor c Hughes b Lawson 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
GR Dilley not out 7 32 21 1 0 33.33
RGD Willis c Wood b Lawson 5 9 4 0 0 125.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 3, nb 10) 18
Total (all out; 124.1 overs) 311 (2.50 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-60 (Gooch), 2-65 (Boycott), 2-83* (Woolmer, retired not out), 3-134 (Gower), 4-187 (Gatting), 5-284 (Willey), 6-293 (Emburey), 7-293 (Botham), 8-293 (Taylor), 9-298 (Woolmer), 10-311 (Willis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 35.4 7 102 0 2.85
TM Alderman 30.2 7 79 1 2.60
GF Lawson 43.1 14 81 7 1.87
RJ Bright 15 7 31 1 2.06
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Taylor b Willis 44 61 59 5 0 74.57
J Dyson c Gower b Botham 7 64 30 0 0 23.33
GN Yallop b Dilley 1 15 7 0 0 14.28
KJ Hughes* c Willis b Emburey 42 141 118 5 0 35.59
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Dilley 2 17 13 0 0 15.38
AR Border c Gatting b Botham 64 208 164 8 1 39.02
RW Marsh lbw b Dilley 47 143 116 9 0 40.51
RJ Bright lbw b Emburey 33 126 97 4 0 34.02
GF Lawson lbw b Willis 5 29 22 1 0 22.72
DK Lillee not out 40 107 86 5 0 46.51
TM Alderman c †Taylor b Willis 5 57 42 0 0 11.90
Extras (b 6, lb 11, w 6, nb 32) 55
Total (all out; 118.4 overs) 345 (2.90 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-62 (Wood), 2-62 (Dyson), 3-69 (Yallop), 4-81 (Chappell), 5-167 (Hughes), 6-244 (Border), 7-257 (Marsh), 8-268 (Lawson), 9-314 (Bright), 10-345 (Alderman)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 27.4 9 50 3 1.80
GR Dilley 30 8 106 3 3.53
IT Botham 26 8 71 2 2.73
GA Gooch 10 4 28 0 2.80
JE Emburey 25 12 35 2 1.40
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch lbw b Lawson 20 40 32 2 0 62.50
G Boycott c †Marsh b Lillee 60 279 211 5 0 28.43
RA Woolmer lbw b Alderman 9 43 38 2 0 23.68
DI Gower c Alderman b Lillee 89 245 207 11 1 42.99
MW Gatting c Wood b Bright 16 48 44 0 1 36.36
IT Botham* b Bright 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
P Willey c Chappell b Bright 12 29 20 1 1 60.00
GR Dilley not out 27 41 38 3 0 71.05
RW Taylor b Lillee 9 17 16 0 1 56.25
Extras (b 2, lb 8, nb 13) 23
Total (8 wickets dec; 98.4 overs) 265 (2.68 runs per over)
Did not bat JE Emburey, RGD Willis
Fall of wickets 1-31 (Gooch), 2-55 (Woolmer), 3-178 (Boycott), 4-217 (Gatting), 5-217 (Gower), 6-217 (Botham), 7-242 (Willey), 8-265 (Taylor)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 26.4 8 82 3 3.07
TM Alderman 17 2 42 1 2.47
GF Lawson 19 6 51 1 2.68
RJ Bright 36 18 67 3 1.86
Australia 2nd innings (target: 232 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood not out 62 168 131 6 0 47.32
J Dyson lbw b Dilley 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
GN Yallop c Botham b Willis 3 27 32 0 0 9.37
KJ Hughes* lbw b Dilley 4 17 13 0 0 30.76
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Botham 5 66 69 0 0 7.24
AR Border not out 12 42 46 1 0 26.08
Extras (w 1, nb 2) 3
Total (4 wickets; 48.5 overs) 90 (1.84 runs per over)
Did not bat RW Marsh, RJ Bright, GF Lawson, DK Lillee, TM Alderman
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Dyson), 2-11 (Yallop), 3-17 (Hughes), 4-62 (Chappell)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 12 3 35 1 2.91
GR Dilley 7.5 1 18 2 2.29
JE Emburey 21 10 24 0 1.14
IT Botham 8 3 10 1 1.25
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 6-match series 1-0
Player of the match GF Lawson (Australia)
Umpires DO Oslear and KE Palmer
Close of play
Thu, 2 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 191/4 (P Willey 23*, JE Emburey 0*)
Fri, 3 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 10/0 (GM Wood 5*, J Dyson 3*)
Sat, 4 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 253/6 (RW Marsh 43*, RJ Bright 3*)
Sun, 5 Jul - rest day
Mon, 6 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/2 (G Boycott 47*, DI Gower 38*)
Tue, 7 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 90/4 (48.5 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Eng 1st innings
  • RA Woolmer (1) retired hurt on 13* from 83/2 to 284/5.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981
England won by 103 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
England won by 29 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981
England won by 18 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981
Match drawn
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Photos

Jul 7, 1981

Ian Botham marches off after collecting a pair - he was fired soon afterwards as England captain, England v Australia, Lord's, July 7, 1981

Ian Botham marches off after collecting a pair at Lord's

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Jul 7, 1981

David Gower gives the close-in fielders some anxious moments, England v Australia, Lord's, July 7, 1981

David Gower gives the close-in fielders some anxious moments

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