Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 251/4 (AR Border 51*, DM Wellham 19*)
  • Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 100/1 (G Boycott 47*, CJ Tavare 8*)
  • Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 36/2 (GM Wood 20*)
  • Sun, 30 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 344/9 (DK Lillee 8*)
  • Tue, 01 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261/7 (95 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Australia tour of England 1981 News

  • Shootout at Trent Bridge

    A soggy Nottingham hosted the low-scoring first Test of the 1981 Ashes, and the quick bowlers ruled the roost

  • England in wonderland

    Not the crowd, not the players, not the bookmakers, no one could believe the most incredible Ashes turnaround of them all

  • Cheer up, mate

    An Englishman becomes part of the Aussie entourage... with a little encouragement

  • Getting shirty about substitutes

    The subject of substitute fielders has attracted considerable comment and the ICC is set to clamp down on their use. It was an issue that was high on the agenda twenty-seven years ago

  • The great escape

    Christopher Martin-Jenkins on the epic Headingley Test of 1981