Close of Play

  • Thu, 23 Feb - day 1 - Australia 296/5 (LS Darling 66*, WAS Oldfield 13*)
  • Fri, 24 Feb - day 2 - England 159/2 (WR Hammond 72*, H Larwood 5*)
  • Sat, 25 Feb - day 3 - England 418/8 (GOB Allen 25*)
  • Sun, 26 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 27 Feb - day 4 - England 11/0 (DR Jardine 6*, RES Wyatt 5*)
  • Tue, 28 Feb - day 5 - England 168/2 (71.2 ov) - end of match

England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia 1932-33 News

  • The decline of working-class cricketers in England

    Before the Second World War, the majority of the English team were of working-class backgrounds. When England recently took the field against New Zealand, that number had dropped to just one-third

  • An irresistible force

    Douglas Jardine's desire to win back the Ashes at all costs brought him the urn, and vilification in England and Australia

  • Bodyline

    There was outrage over England's tactics in the 1932-33 Ashes, but in the years that followed bouncers shocked no one

  • Speedy Harry

    Was Bodyline's chief protagonist the quickest ever? Duncan Hamilton does a good job of convincing us

  • Look back in equanimity

    David Frith's history of cricket's most fractious series is exhaustive in its attention to detail