Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 11-15, 1977
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by an innings and 85 runs
Played at Headingley, Leeds
11,12,13,15 August 1977 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Thomson 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
G Boycott c Chappell b Pascoe 191 629 471 23 0 40.55
RA Woolmer c Chappell b Thomson 37 133 100 6 0 37.00
DW Randall lbw b Pascoe 20 26 26 3 0 76.92
AW Greig b Thomson 43 102 80 4 1 53.75
GRJ Roope c Walters b Thomson 34 121 92 4 0 36.95
APE Knott lbw b Bright 57 177 135 7 0 42.22
IT Botham b Bright 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood c Bright b Pascoe 6 27 25 1 0 24.00
M Hendrick c Robinson b Pascoe 4 10 12 1 0 33.33
RGD Willis not out 5 15 12 0 0 41.66
Extras (b 5, lb 9, w 3, nb 22) 39
  Total (all out; 155.4 overs) 436 (2.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 34 7 113 4 3.32
  MHN Walker 48 21 97 0 2.02
  LS Pascoe 34.4 10 91 4 2.62
  KD Walters 3 1 5 0 1.66
  RJ Bright 26 9 66 2 2.53
  GS Chappell 10 2 25 0 2.50
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker run out 27 50 39 3 1 69.23
IC Davis lbw b Hendrick 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
GS Chappell* c Brearley b Hendrick 4 15 11 0 0 36.36
DW Hookes lbw b Botham 24 30 26 4 0 92.30
KD Walters c Hendrick b Botham 4 20 18 0 0 22.22
RD Robinson c Greig b Hendrick 20 51 41 3 0 48.78
RW Marsh c †Knott b Botham 2 21 16 0 0 12.50
RJ Bright not out 9 34 22 1 0 40.90
MHN Walker c †Knott b Botham 7 8 8 1 0 87.50
JR Thomson b Botham 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
LS Pascoe b Hendrick 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 31.3 overs) 103 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 5 0 35 0 7.00
  M Hendrick 15.3 2 41 4 2.64
  IT Botham 11 3 21 5 1.90
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c †Knott b Greig 12 63 48 0 0 25.00
IC Davis c †Knott b Greig 19 45 33 4 0 57.57
GS Chappell* c Greig b Willis 36 190 146 4 0 24.65
DW Hookes lbw b Hendrick 21 34 35 1 0 60.00
KD Walters lbw b Woolmer 15 44 32 2 0 46.87
RD Robinson b Hendrick 20 121 96 2 0 20.83
RW Marsh c Randall b Hendrick 63 131 87 9 0 72.41
RJ Bright c Greig b Hendrick 5 17 18 1 0 27.77
MHN Walker b Willis 30 63 54 4 0 55.55
JR Thomson b Willis 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
LS Pascoe not out 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 18) 27
  Total (all out; 89.5 overs) 248 (2.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 14 7 32 3 2.28
  M Hendrick 22.5 6 54 4 2.36
  AW Greig 20 7 64 2 3.20
  IT Botham 17 3 47 0 2.76
  RA Woolmer 8 4 8 1 1.00
  DL Underwood 8 3 16 0 2.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 3-0
Umpires - WE Alley and WL Budd
Close of play
  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 252/4 (G Boycott 110*, GRJ Roope 19*)
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 67/5 (RD Robinson 6*, RW Marsh 0*)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 120/4 (GS Chappell 29*, RD Robinson 11*)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 248 (89.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Eng 1st innings
    • Boycott scores his 100th first-class hundred, the first to do so during a Test Match. He was also the fouth English player to be on the field for the entire duration of the Test Match.
    • G Boycott: 191 runs, 471 balls, 629 min., 23x4, 1x5
    • APE Knott makes his 250th dismissal (Davis)
    • RGD Willis takes his 100th wicket (Thomson)
 
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