Close of Play

  • Sat, 28 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 560/5 (IWG Johnson 113*, KR Miller 37*)
  • Sun, 29 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 30 Aug - day 2 - Somerset 2nd innings 71 (35.4 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