Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 25-30, 1968
The Ashes - 4th Test
Match drawn
Played at Headingley, Leeds
25,26,27,29,30 July 1968 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RJ Inverarity b Snow 8 27 29 1 0 27.58
RM Cowper b Snow 27 157 126 1 0 21.42
IR Redpath b Illingworth 92 197 176 14 0 52.27
KD Walters c Barrington b Underwood 42 109 96 6 0 43.75
IM Chappell b Brown 65 220 196 2 0 33.16
AP Sheahan c †Knott b Snow 38 71 70 4 0 54.28
BN Jarman*† c Dexter b Brown 10 50 37 0 0 27.02
EW Freeman b Underwood 21 46 31 3 0 67.74
GD McKenzie lbw b Underwood 5 26 18 0 0 27.77
JW Gleeson not out 2 20 22 0 0 9.09
AN Connolly c Graveney b Underwood 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 133.4 overs) 315 (2.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 35 3 98 3 2.80
  DJ Brown 35 4 99 2 2.82
  R Illingworth 29 15 47 1 1.62
  DL Underwood 27.4 13 41 4 1.48
  ER Dexter 7 0 25 0 3.57
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c †Jarman b McKenzie 62 200 193 7 0 32.12
RM Prideaux c Freeman b Gleeson 64 170 170 8 0 37.64
ER Dexter b McKenzie 10 39 38 2 0 26.31
TW Graveney* c Cowper b Connolly 37 130 116 3 0 31.89
KF Barrington b Connolly 49 185 189 5 0 25.92
KWR Fletcher c †Jarman b Connolly 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
APE Knott lbw b Freeman 4 72 60 0 0 6.66
R Illingworth c Gleeson b Connolly 6 20 18 0 0 33.33
JA Snow b Connolly 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
DJ Brown b Cowper 14 53 46 1 0 30.43
DL Underwood not out 45 52 46 6 0 97.82
Extras (b 1, lb 7, nb 3) 11
  Total (all out; 147 overs) 302 (2.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 39 20 61 2 1.56
  EW Freeman 22 6 60 1 2.72
  JW Gleeson 25 5 68 1 2.72
  AN Connolly 39 13 72 5 1.84
  RM Cowper 18 10 24 1 1.33
  IM Chappell 4 1 6 0 1.50
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RJ Inverarity lbw b Illingworth 34 105 96 3 0 35.41
RM Cowper st †Knott b Illingworth 5 41 24 0 0 20.83
IR Redpath c Edrich b Snow 48 137 129 6 0 37.20
KD Walters c Graveney b Snow 56 198 184 3 0 30.43
IM Chappell c Barrington b Underwood 81 245 228 5 0 35.52
AP Sheahan st †Knott b Illingworth 31 100 104 2 0 29.80
BN Jarman*† st †Knott b Illingworth 4 33 36 0 0 11.11
EW Freeman b Illingworth 10 26 25 0 1 40.00
GD McKenzie c Snow b Illingworth 10 48 46 2 0 21.73
JW Gleeson c †Knott b Underwood 7 41 51 1 0 13.72
AN Connolly not out 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 13, lb 8, nb 5) 26
  Total (all out; 154.1 overs) 312 (2.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 24 3 51 2 2.12
  DJ Brown 27 5 79 0 2.92
  R Illingworth 51 22 87 6 1.70
  DL Underwood 45.1 22 52 2 1.15
  ER Dexter 1 0 3 0 3.00
  KF Barrington 6 1 14 0 2.33
  England 2nd innings (target: 326 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c †Jarman b Connolly 65 164 158 7 0 41.13
RM Prideaux b McKenzie 2 9 9 0 0 22.22
ER Dexter b Connolly 38 100 94 4 0 40.42
TW Graveney* c & b Cowper 41 79 63 4 0 65.07
KF Barrington not out 46 98 104 6 0 44.23
KWR Fletcher not out 23 70 83 1 0 27.71
Extras (lb 7, nb 8) 15
  Total (4 wickets; 84 overs) 230 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 25 2 65 1 2.60
  EW Freeman 6 1 25 0 4.16
  JW Gleeson 11 4 26 0 2.36
  AN Connolly 31 10 68 2 2.19
  RM Cowper 5 0 22 1 4.40
  IM Chappell 5 3 6 0 1.20
  RJ Inverarity 1 0 3 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - RJ Inverarity (Australia); KWR Fletcher and RM Prideaux (England)
Batsmen of the match - IM Chappell (Australia), JH Edrich (England), RM Prideaux (England) and DL Underwood (England)
Bowlers of the match - AN Connolly (Australia), R Illingworth (England) and DL Underwood (England)
Umpires - JS Buller and AE Fagg
Close of play
  • Thu, 25 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 258/5 (IM Chappell 38*, BN Jarman 8*)
  • Fri, 26 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 163/3 (TW Graveney 10*, KF Barrington 12*)
  • Sat, 27 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 92/2 (IR Redpath 35*, KD Walters 1*)
  • Sun, 28 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 29 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 283/6 (BN Jarman 4*, EW Freeman 1*)
  • Tue, 30 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 230/4 (84 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • With Cowdrey and Lawry both injured, Graveney and Jarman were called upon to make their only appearance as test captains.
    • By drawing this match Australia retained the Ashes.
 
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