Close of Play

  • Thu, 13 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 249/6 (RW Marsh 17*, DJ Colley 18*)
  • Fri, 14 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 117/4 (BL D'Oliveira 25*, N Gifford 0*)
  • Sat, 15 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 157/2 (R Edwards 90*, GS Chappell 0*)
  • Sun, 16 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 17 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 111/1 (BW Luckhurst 60*, PH Parfitt 14*)
  • Tue, 18 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 290/4 (148 ov) - end of match

Australia tour of England and Scotland 1972 News

  • 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