Close of Play

  • Sat, 17 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 128/2 (IM Chappell 67*, GS Chappell 4*)
  • Sun, 18 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 19 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 284/5 (GS Chappell 98*, RW Marsh 4*)
  • Tue, 20 Jun - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 193/6 (52 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