Close of Play

  • Sat, 07 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 272/7 (IWG Johnson 35*, D Tallon 20*, )
  • Sun, 08 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 09 Aug - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 81/1 (SG Barnes 39*, DG Bradman 25*, )
  • Tue, 10 Aug - day 3 - Lancashire 2nd innings 199/7 (57 ov) - end of match
  • 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