Close of Play

  • Wed, 01 Sep - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 406/3 (AL Hassett 136*, RN Harvey 105*)
  • Thu, 02 Sep - day 2 - South 1st innings 140/3 (DCS Compton 27*, TE Bailey 6*)
  • Fri, 03 Sep - day 3 - South 1st innings 298 (93.1 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