Australia tour of England, 1975 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Australia won by an innings and 85 runs

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker b Arnold 59 180 135 3 0 43.70
A Turner c Denness b Snow 37 125 96 4 0 38.54
IM Chappell* c Fletcher b Snow 52 109 95 7 0 54.73
GS Chappell lbw b Old 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
R Edwards c Gooch b Old 56 256 163 5 0 34.35
KD Walters c Old b Greig 14 32 26 2 0 53.84
RW Marsh c Fletcher b Arnold 61 110 97 8 1 62.88
MHN Walker c †Knott b Snow 7 28 22 0 0 31.81
JR Thomson c Arnold b Underwood 49 76 67 5 0 73.13
DK Lillee c †Knott b Arnold 3 12 8 0 0 37.50
AA Mallett not out 3 25 19 0 0 15.78
Extras (b 1, lb 8, nb 9) 18
Total (all out; 121 overs) 359 (2.96 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-80 (Turner), 2-126 (McCosker), 3-135 (GS Chappell), 4-161 (IM Chappell), 5-186 (Walters), 6-265 (Marsh), 7-286 (Walker), 8-332 (Edwards), 9-343 (Lillee), 10-359 (Thomson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GG Arnold 33 3 91 3 2.75
JA Snow 33 6 86 3 2.60
CM Old 33 7 111 2 3.36
AW Greig 15 2 43 1 2.86
DL Underwood 7 3 10 1 1.42
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich lbw b Lillee 34 164 123 2 0 27.64
DL Amiss c Thomson b Lillee 4 36 25 0 0 16.00
KWR Fletcher c Mallett b Walker 6 14 13 1 0 46.15
MH Denness* c GS Chappell b Walker 3 46 26 0 0 11.53
GA Gooch c †Marsh b Walker 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
AW Greig c †Marsh b Walker 8 15 12 2 0 66.66
APE Knott b Lillee 14 33 21 2 0 66.66
DL Underwood b Lillee 10 25 22 1 0 45.45
CM Old c GS Chappell b Walker 13 30 26 2 0 50.00
JA Snow lbw b Lillee 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
GG Arnold not out 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 5, nb 1) 9
Total (all out; 45.3 overs) 101 (2.21 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-9 (Amiss), 2-24 (Fletcher), 3-46 (Denness), 4-46 (Gooch), 5-54 (Greig), 6-75 (Knott), 7-78 (Edrich), 8-87 (Underwood), 9-97 (Snow), 10-101 (Old)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 15 8 15 5 1.00
JR Thomson 10 3 21 0 2.10
MHN Walker 17.3 5 48 5 2.74
AA Mallett 3 1 8 0 2.66
England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Walker 5 26 17 1 0 29.41
DL Amiss c sub (GJ Gilmour) b Thomson 5 85 78 0 0 6.41
KWR Fletcher c Walters b Lillee 51 129 99 6 0 51.51
MH Denness* b Thomson 8 25 23 0 0 34.78
GA Gooch c †Marsh b Thomson 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
AW Greig c †Marsh b Walker 7 32 26 1 0 26.92
APE Knott c McCosker b Thomson 38 176 125 4 0 30.40
CM Old c Walters b Lillee 7 22 22 0 0 31.81
JA Snow c †Marsh b Thomson 34 46 40 4 1 85.00
DL Underwood b Mallett 3 17 14 0 0 21.42
GG Arnold not out 6 3 4 1 0 150.00
Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 2) 9
Total (all out; 75.2 overs) 173 (2.29 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 0-7* (Amiss, retired not out), 1-7 (Edrich), 2-18 (Denness), 3-20 (Gooch), 4-52 (Greig), 5-90 (Fletcher), 6-100 (Old), 7-122 (Amiss), 8-151 (Knott), 9-167 (Snow), 10-173 (Underwood)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 20 8 45 2 2.25
JR Thomson 18 8 38 5 2.11
MHN Walker 24 9 47 2 1.95
AA Mallett 13.2 6 34 1 2.55
Match details
Toss England, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debuts A Turner (Australia); GA Gooch (England)
Umpires HD Bird and AE Fagg
Close of play
Thu, 10 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 243/5 (R Edwards 22*, RW Marsh 47*)
Fri, 11 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 83/7 (DL Underwood 8*, CM Old 0*)
Sat, 12 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 93/5 (APE Knott 10*, CM Old 2*)
Sun, 13 Jul - rest day
Mon, 14 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 173 (75.2 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Gooch bagged a pair on his debut
  • DL Amiss (2) retired hurt on 2* from 7/0 to 100/6
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975
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England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 14-19, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975
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England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 10-14, 1975
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Jul 1, 1975

Ian Chappell prepares to defend off the front foot, England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, July 1, 1975

Ian Chappell prepares to defend off the front foot

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