Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 17-22, 1961
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
17,18,19,21,22 August 1961 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
G Pullar b Davidson 8 26 1 0
R Subba Row lbw b Gaunt 12 45 1 0
MC Cowdrey c †Grout b Davidson 0 21 0 0
PBH May* c Lawry b Benaud 71 183 11 0
ER Dexter c †Grout b Gaunt 24 71 5 0
KF Barrington c †Grout b Gaunt 53 195 5 0
JT Murray c O'Neill b Mackay 27 110 2 0
GAR Lock c †Grout b Mackay 3 2 0 0
DA Allen not out 22 79 2 0
JB Statham b Davidson 18 47 2 0
JA Flavell c Simpson b Davidson 14 17 1 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 118.1 overs) 256 (2.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 34.1 8 83 4 2.42
  RA Gaunt 24 3 53 3 2.20
  R Benaud 17 4 35 1 2.05
  KD Mackay 39 14 75 2 1.92
  RB Simpson 4 2 6 0 1.50
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Lawry c †Murray b Statham 0 2 0 0
RB Simpson b Allen 40 107 4 0
RN Harvey lbw b Flavell 13 18 1 0
NC O'Neill c sub b Allen 117 200 14 0
PJP Burge b Allen 181 411 22 0
BC Booth c Subba Row b Lock 71 199 12 0
KD Mackay c †Murray b Flavell 5 13 0 0
AK Davidson lbw b Statham 17 43 3 0
R Benaud* b Allen 6 26 1 0
ATW Grout not out 30 28 6 0
RA Gaunt b Statham 3 18 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 165.5 overs) 494 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 38.5 10 75 3 1.93
  JA Flavell 31 5 105 2 3.38
  ER Dexter 24 2 68 0 2.83
  DA Allen 30 6 133 4 4.43
  GAR Lock 42 14 102 1 2.42
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
G Pullar c †Grout b Mackay 13 52 0 0
R Subba Row c & b Benaud 137 385 15 1
ER Dexter c Gaunt b Mackay 0 5 0 0
PBH May* c O'Neill b Mackay 33 44 7 0
MC Cowdrey c Benaud b Mackay 3 13 0 0
KF Barrington c O'Neill b Benaud 83 226 10 0
JT Murray c †Grout b Benaud 40 130 7 0
GAR Lock c Benaud b Mackay 0 3 0 0
DA Allen not out 42 124 4 0
JB Statham not out 9 24 2 0
Extras (b 6, lb 3, w 1) 10
  Total (8 wickets; 177 overs) 370 (2.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 29 7 67 0 2.31
  RA Gaunt 22 7 33 0 1.50
  KD Mackay 68 21 121 5 1.77
  R Benaud 51 18 113 3 2.21
  RB Simpson 2 0 13 0 6.50
  NC O'Neill 4 1 13 0 3.25
  RN Harvey 1 1 0 0 0.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 2-1
Umpires - CS Elliott and FS Lee
Close of play
  • Thu, 17 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 210/8 (DA Allen 7*, JB Statham 2*)
  • Fri, 18 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 290/4 (PJP Burge 86*, BC Booth 33*)
  • Sat, 19 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 32/0 (G Pullar 13*, R Subba Row 19*)
  • Sun, 20 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 21 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 155/4 (R Subba Row 69*, KF Barrington 35*)
  • Tue, 22 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 370/8 (177 ov) - end of match
 
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