Close of Play

  • Thu, 24 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 258/7 (D Tallon 25*, RR Lindwall 3*, )
  • Fri, 25 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 207/9 (AV Bedser 6*, DVP Wright 8*, )
  • Sat, 26 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 343/4 (KR Miller 22*, WA Brown 7*, )
  • Sun, 27 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 28 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 106/3 (DCS Compton 29*, HE Dollery 21*, )
  • Tue, 29 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 186 (78.1 ov) - end of match
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    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

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  • 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