Close of Play

  • Sat, 17 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 6/0 (WA Brown 5*, AR Morris 1*)
  • Sun, 18 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 19 Jul - day 2 - Middlesex 2nd innings 36/4 (JG Dewes 6*, JM Sims 3*)
  • Tue, 20 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 22/0 (4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Australia tour of England 1948 News

  • 721 all out... in a day

    Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

  • As great as the sum of their parts

    George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

  • A quiet goodbye

    Perhaps Bradman's farewell was all the more memorable for being unspectacular

  • Sledgehammer Sam speaks

    As the clock ticks on the Invincibles, 60 years on from the tour that made them, Sam Loxton still talks as he played

  • Stamp of approval

    When the Don set his praise down on wood