Close of Play

  • Thu, 08 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 231/7 (DCS Compton 64*, AV Bedser 4*)
  • Fri, 09 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 126/3 (AR Morris 48*, KR Miller 23*)
  • Sat, 10 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 174/3 (C Washbrook 85*, JF Crapp 19*)
  • Sun, 11 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 12 Jul - day 4 - no play
  • Tue, 13 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 92/1 (61 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