England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 31-Feb 6, 1947
The Ashes - 4th Test
Match drawn
Played at Adelaide Oval
31 January, 1,3,4,5,6 February 1947 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton lbw b McCool 94 236 274 7 0 34.30
C Washbrook c †Tallon b Dooland 65 178 188 5 0 34.57
WJ Edrich c & b Dooland 17 32 38 1 0 44.73
WR Hammond* b Toshack 18 33 42 2 0 42.85
DCS Compton c & b Lindwall 147 286 350 15 0 42.00
J Hardstaff jnr b Miller 67 156 191 5 0 35.07
JT Ikin c Toshack b Dooland 21 45 42 2 0 50.00
NWD Yardley not out 18 90 83 1 0 21.68
AV Bedser b Lindwall 2 12 16 0 0 12.50
TG Evans b Lindwall 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DVP Wright b Lindwall 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 2) 11
  Total (all out; 153 overs) 460 (2.25 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 23 5 52 4 1.69
  KR Miller 16 0 45 1 2.10
  ERH Toshack 30 13 59 1 1.47
  CL McCool 29 1 91 1 2.35
  IWG Johnson 22 3 69 0 2.35
  B Dooland 33 1 133 3 3.02
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MR Harvey b Bedser 12 15 24 2 0 50.00
AR Morris c †Evans b Bedser 122 268 255 12 2 47.84
DG Bradman* b Bedser 0 10 9 0 0 0.00
AL Hassett c Hammond b Wright 78 222 227 5 1 34.36
KR Miller not out 141 270 198 9 1 71.21
IWG Johnson lbw b Wright 52 119 127 5 0 40.94
CL McCool c Bedser b Yardley 2 20 20 0 0 10.00
D Tallon b Wright 3 11 9 0 0 33.33
RR Lindwall c †Evans b Yardley 20 31 34 2 0 58.82
B Dooland c Bedser b Yardley 29 58 61 3 0 47.54
ERH Toshack run out 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 16, lb 6, w 2, nb 4) 28
  Total (all out; 118.4 overs) 487 (3.08 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 30 6 97 3 2.42
  WJ Edrich 20 3 88 0 3.30
  DVP Wright 32.4 1 152 3 3.50
  NWD Yardley 31 7 101 3 2.44
  JT Ikin 2 0 9 0 3.37
  DCS Compton 3 0 12 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton b Johnson 76 144 161 7 0 47.20
C Washbrook c †Tallon b Lindwall 39 87 78 2 1 50.00
WJ Edrich c Bradman b Toshack 46 92 98 6 0 46.93
WR Hammond* c Lindwall b Toshack 22 50 64 1 0 34.37
DCS Compton not out 103 284 353 10 0 29.17
J Hardstaff jnr b Toshack 9 38 53 0 0 16.98
JT Ikin lbw b Toshack 1 18 28 0 0 3.57
NWD Yardley c †Tallon b Lindwall 18 54 55 0 0 32.72
AV Bedser c †Tallon b Miller 3 19 19 0 0 15.78
TG Evans not out 10 133 96 1 0 10.41
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 2, nb 3) 13
  Total (8 wickets dec; 125.1 overs) 340 (2.03 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 17.1 4 60 2 2.62
  KR Miller 11 0 34 1 2.31
  ERH Toshack 36 6 76 4 1.58
  CL McCool 19 3 41 0 1.61
  IWG Johnson 25 8 51 1 1.53
  B Dooland 17 2 65 0 2.86
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 314 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MR Harvey b Yardley 31 100 83 3 0 37.34
AR Morris not out 124 193 171 12 0 72.51
DG Bradman* not out 56 91 102 4 0 54.90
Extras (lb 2, nb 2) 4
  Total (1 wicket; 44 overs) 215 (3.66 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 15 1 68 0 3.40
  WJ Edrich 7 2 25 0 2.67
  DVP Wright 9 0 49 0 4.08
  NWD Yardley 13 0 69 1 3.98

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debut - MR Harvey (Australia)
Umpires - GE Borwick and JD Scott
Close of play
  • Fri, 31 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 239/4 (DCS Compton 15*, J Hardstaff jnr 22*)
  • Sat, 1 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 24/2 (AR Morris 11*, AL Hassett 0*)
  • Sun, 2 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Feb - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 293/4 (KR Miller 33*, IWG Johnson 35*)
  • Tue, 4 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 96/0 (L Hutton 58*, C Washbrook 38*)
  • Wed, 5 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 274/8 (DCS Compton 52*, TG Evans 0*)
  • Thu, 6 Feb - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 215/1 (44 ov) - end of match
 
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