1948 Invincibles

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721 all out... in a day

Jun 30, 2012: Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

Martin Williamson

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

Nov 3, 2011: George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

George Dobell

A quiet goodbye

Sep 21, 2008: Perhaps Bradman's farewell was all the more memorable for being unspectacular

Suresh Menon

Sam Loxton

Sledgehammer Sam speaks

Sep 9, 2008: As the clock ticks on the Invincibles, 60 years on from the tour that made them, Sam Loxton still talks as he played

Peter English

Neil Harvey

Stamp of approval

Aug 21, 2008: When the Don set his praise down on wood

Diamond anniversary

May 23, 2008: Sixty years later, the legend of the Invincibles lives on

Peter English

Australia's 1948 timeline

An Invincible tour diary

May 16, 2008: A timeline for Australia's undefeated tour of England in 1948

Peter English

Farewell to Cricket

History from the maker

Mar 29, 2008: A cricket life is usually the sum of its stories, and Bradman had some of the best

Gideon Haigh

Bill Brown

Invincible memories

Feb 23, 2008: One of five survivors from Bradman's 1948 side of immortals, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer remembers it all like it was yesterday - except when it comes to his own part in legend

Peter English


The Tiger's triumph

Aug 19, 2006: Salil Benegal looks back at Bill O'Reilly's career

Salil Benegal

The man who denied Don Bradman a career average of 100

Eric Hollies's cap fails to sell at auction

Aug 16, 2006: The cap belonging to Eric Hollies, who bowled Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test match at The Oval in 1948, has failed to sell at auction in Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

Retired lawyer brings foward second cap

Bradman's second 1948 baggy green found

Nov 25, 2004: A baggy green cap belonging to Sir Donald Bradman has been donated to Bradman collection in the South Australia's state library

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Wisden Cricket Monthly - August 1998


May 12, 2003: Were the 1948 Australians the best team of them all


Memories of '48

Feb 12, 1980: John Arlott recalls the last triumphant tour by Don Bradman

John Arlott

England 0 Australia 4

Australians in England, 1948

1949: When, announcing retirement from first-class cricket, D

Fifth Test Match


1949: Toss: England


Fourth Test Match


1949: By the astonishing feat of scoring 404 for three wickets on the fifth day of the match when the pitch took spin, Australia won the rubber


Third Test Match


1949: At Manchester, July 8, 9, 10, 12, 13


Second Test Match


1949: This convincing victory confirmed the First Test realisations of Australia's clear superiority at all points


First Test Match


1949: Bravely as England fought back, the result became nearly a foregone conclusion by the end of the first day after their disastrous batting against a fast attack of exceptionally high standard

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Tour Results
HDG LG XI v Australians at Scarborough - Sep 8-10, 1948
Match drawn
South v Australians at Hastings - Sep 1-3, 1948
Match drawn
Somerset v Australians at Taunton - Aug 28-30, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 374 runs
Gents Eng v Australians at Lord's - Aug 25-27, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 81 runs
Kent v Australians at Canterbury - Aug 21-23, 1948
Australians won by an innings and 186 runs
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