The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by an innings and 579 runs

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Hassett b O'Reilly 364 797 847 35 0 42.97
WJ Edrich lbw b O'Reilly 12 45 59 0 0 20.33
M Leyland run out 187 381 438 17 0 42.69
WR Hammond* lbw b Fleetwood-Smith 59 141 153 4 0 38.56
E Paynter lbw b O'Reilly 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
DCS Compton b Waite 1 13 14 0 0 7.14
J Hardstaff jnr not out 169 326 400 20 0 42.25
A Wood c & b Barnes 53 92 95 8 0 55.78
H Verity not out 8 25 19 1 0 42.10
Extras (b 22, lb 19, w 1, nb 8) 50
Total (7 wickets dec; 335.2 overs) 903 (2.69 runs per over)
Did not bat K Farnes, WE Bowes
Fall of wickets 1-29 (Edrich), 2-411 (Leyland), 3-546 (Hammond), 4-547 (Paynter), 5-555 (Compton), 6-770 (Hutton), 7-876 (Wood)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MG Waite 72 16 150 1 2.08
SJ McCabe 38 8 85 0 2.23
WJ O'Reilly 85 26 178 3 2.09
LO Fleetwood-Smith 87 11 298 1 3.42
SG Barnes 38 3 84 1 2.21
AL Hassett 13 2 52 0 4.00
DG Bradman 2.2 1 6 0 2.57
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WA Brown c Hammond b Leyland 69 166 153 6 0 45.09
CL Badcock c Hardstaff b Bowes 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
SJ McCabe c Edrich b Farnes 14 10 15 2 0 93.33
AL Hassett c Compton b Edrich 42 33 41 5 0 102.43
SG Barnes b Bowes 41 68 72 5 0 56.94
BA Barnett c †Wood b Bowes 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
MG Waite b Bowes 8 10 8 2 0 100.00
WJ O'Reilly c †Wood b Bowes 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
LO Fleetwood-Smith not out 16 26 20 3 0 80.00
DG Bradman* absent hurt -
JHW Fingleton absent hurt -
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 3) 9
Total (all out; 52.1 overs) 201 (3.85 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Badcock), 2-19 (McCabe), 3-70 (Hassett), 4-145 (Barnes), 5-147 (Barnett), 6-160 (Waite), 7-160 (O'Reilly), 8-201 (Brown)
Bowling O M R W Econ
K Farnes 13 2 54 1 4.15
WE Bowes 19 3 49 5 2.57
WJ Edrich 10 2 55 1 5.50
H Verity 5 1 15 0 3.00
M Leyland 3.1 0 11 1 3.47
WR Hammond 2 0 8 0 4.00
Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
WA Brown c Edrich b Farnes 15 47 27 1 0 55.55
CL Badcock b Bowes 9 17 29 2 0 31.03
SJ McCabe c †Wood b Farnes 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
AL Hassett lbw b Bowes 10 10 12 1 0 83.33
SG Barnes lbw b Verity 33 64 74 4 0 44.59
BA Barnett b Farnes 46 55 50 7 0 92.00
MG Waite c Edrich b Verity 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
WJ O'Reilly not out 7 10 7 1 0 100.00
LO Fleetwood-Smith c Leyland b Farnes 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
DG Bradman* absent hurt -
JHW Fingleton absent hurt -
Extras (b 1) 1
Total (all out; 34.1 overs) 123 (3.60 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-15 (Badcock), 2-18 (McCabe), 3-35 (Hassett), 4-41 (Brown), 5-115 (Barnes), 6-115 (Waite), 7-117 (Barnett), 8-123 (Fleetwood-Smith)
Bowling O M R W Econ
K Farnes 12.1 1 63 4 5.17
WE Bowes 10 3 25 2 2.50
H Verity 7 3 15 2 2.14
M Leyland 5 0 19 0 3.80
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series 4-match series drawn 1-1 (1 abandoned)
Test debuts SG Barnes (Australia); A Wood (England)
Umpires F Chester and FI Walden
Close of play
Sat, 20 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 347/1 (L Hutton 160*, M Leyland 156*)
Sun, 21 Aug - rest day
Mon, 22 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 634/5 (L Hutton 300*, J Hardstaff jnr 40*)
Tue, 23 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 117/3 (WA Brown 29*, SG Barnes 25*)
Wed, 24 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 123 (34.1 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-24, 1938
England won by an innings and 579 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 22-25, 1938
Australia won by 5 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 8-12, 1938
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 24-28, 1938
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 10-14, 1938
Match drawn
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Aug 24, 1938

Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller at the end of the 1938 Test which England won by an innings and 579 runs.  The endless rolling by what was known as "Bosser's Pet" helped turn the Oval pitch into a bowlers' graveyard, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 24, 1938

Oval groundsman Bosser Martin with his heavy roller

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Aug 23, 1938

Len Hutton nudges the ball behind square, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 23, 1938

Len Hutton nudges the ball behind square

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