Close of Play

  • Sat, 20 May - day 1 - Marylebone Cricket Club 1st innings 171/3 (MH Denness 50*, RT Virgin 25*, )
  • Sun, 21 May - rest day
  • Mon, 22 May - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 195/6 (RJ Inverarity 12*, RW Marsh 29*, )
  • Tue, 23 May - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 195/6 (34.3 ov) - end of match
  • Bobby's day out

    Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

  • Boycott on a black pudding

    In 1972, on a surface utterly ruined by rain, the England opener played an innings wholly uncharacteristic of his usual batting

  • Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace

    In the Ashes series of 1972 the weather was hostile, the pitches indifferent and crowds at Old Trafford and Headingley stayed away