The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook c Dyson b Lillee 1 35 27 0 0 3.70
CJ Tavare c Hughes b Yardley 89 466 337 9 0 26.40
DI Gower c Dyson b Alderman 72 143 98 9 0 73.46
AJ Lamb c †Marsh b Yardley 46 109 89 5 1 51.68
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lawson 12 12 7 2 0 171.42
DW Randall c Wood b Yardley 78 218 163 5 0 47.85
G Miller c †Marsh b Lillee 30 99 75 4 0 40.00
DR Pringle b Lillee 0 30 19 0 0 0.00
RW Taylor not out 29 92 61 4 0 47.54
RGD Willis* c Lillee b Yardley 26 68 56 4 0 46.42
NG Cowans b Yardley 4 9 9 1 0 44.44
Extras (b 7, lb 9, w 2, nb 6) 24
Total (all out; 155.4 overs) 411 (2.64 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-14 (Cook), 2-109 (Gower), 3-189 (Lamb), 4-204 (Botham), 5-304 (Tavare), 6-323 (Randall), 7-342 (Pringle), 8-357 (Miller), 9-406 (Willis), 10-411 (Cowans)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 38 13 96 3 2.52
TM Alderman 43 15 84 1 1.95
GF Lawson 29 6 89 1 3.06
GS Chappell 3 0 11 0 3.66
B Yardley 42.4 15 107 5 2.50
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c & b Willis 29 91 70 3 0 41.42
J Dyson lbw b Miller 52 200 145 5 0 35.86
AR Border c †Taylor b Botham 8 34 20 1 0 40.00
GS Chappell* c Lamb b Willis 117 259 174 11 2 67.24
KJ Hughes c Willis b Miller 62 118 131 7 0 47.32
DW Hookes lbw b Miller 56 140 113 9 0 49.55
RW Marsh c Cook b Botham 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
GF Lawson b Miller 50 114 80 5 0 62.50
B Yardley c Lamb b Willis 17 75 62 1 0 27.41
DK Lillee not out 2 28 16 0 0 12.50
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 1, nb 25) 31
Total (9 wickets dec; 131.5 overs) 424 (3.21 runs per over)
Did not bat TM Alderman
Fall of wickets 1-63 (Wood), 2-76 (Border), 3-123 (Dyson), 4-264 (Hughes), 5-311 (Chappell), 6-311 (Marsh), 7-374 (Hookes), 8-414 (Lawson), 9-424 (Yardley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 31.5 4 95 3 2.98
IT Botham 40 10 121 2 3.02
NG Cowans 13 2 54 0 4.15
DR Pringle 10 1 37 0 3.70
G Miller 33 11 70 4 2.12
G Cook 4 2 16 0 4.00
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook c Border b Lawson 7 32 23 1 0 30.43
CJ Tavare c Chappell b Yardley 9 127 82 0 0 10.97
DI Gower lbw b Lillee 28 64 52 1 0 53.84
AJ Lamb c †Marsh b Lawson 56 125 93 8 0 60.21
IT Botham b Lawson 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
DW Randall b Lawson 115 266 215 13 0 53.48
RW Taylor b Yardley 31 118 72 4 0 43.05
G Miller c †Marsh b Yardley 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
DR Pringle not out 47 131 107 6 0 43.92
RGD Willis* b Lawson 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
NG Cowans lbw b Chappell 36 68 55 5 1 65.45
Extras (b 5, lb 11, w 2, nb 11) 29
Total (all out; 116.3 overs) 358 (3.07 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-10 (Cook), 2-51 (Gower), 3-77 (Tavare), 4-80 (Botham), 5-151 (Lamb), 6-228 (Taylor), 7-242 (Miller), 8-292 (Randall), 9-292 (Willis), 10-358 (Cowans)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 33 12 89 1 2.69
GF Lawson 32 5 108 5 3.37
GS Chappell 2.3 1 8 1 3.20
B Yardley 41 10 101 3 2.46
AR Border 7 2 21 0 3.00
DW Hookes 1 0 2 0 2.00
Australia 2nd innings (target: 346 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Taylor b Willis 0 6 8 0 0 0.00
J Dyson c Cowans b Willis 12 28 12 1 0 100.00
AR Border not out 32 88 65 4 0 49.23
GS Chappell* not out 22 66 55 3 0 40.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 6) 7
Total (2 wickets; 22 overs) 73 (3.31 runs per over)
Did not bat KJ Hughes, DW Hookes, RW Marsh, GF Lawson, B Yardley, DK Lillee, TM Alderman
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Wood), 2-22 (Dyson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 6 1 23 2 3.83
IT Botham 6 1 17 0 2.83
NG Cowans 3 1 15 0 5.00
DR Pringle 2 0 3 0 1.50
G Miller 4 3 8 0 2.00
AJ Lamb 1 1 0 0 0.00
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Series 5-match series level 0-0
Test debut NG Cowans (England)
Player of the match DW Randall (England)
Umpires AR Crafter and MW Johnson
Close of play
Fri, 12 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 242/4 (CJ Tavare 66*, DW Randall 32*)
Sat, 13 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 30/0 (GM Wood 12*, J Dyson 12*)
Sun, 14 Nov - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 333/6 (DW Hookes 35*, GF Lawson 4*)
Mon, 15 Nov - rest day
Tue, 16 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 163/5 (DW Randall 45*, RW Taylor 3*)
Wed, 17 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 73/2 (22 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Cowans, England's 500th Test representative
  • Eng 1st innings
  • TM Alderman severely dislocated his shoulder after tackling one of two dozen spectators involved in a pitch invasion; this particular spectator had cuffed him from behind. Chappell led his side from the field for 14 minutes - 26 arrests were made.
  • CJ Tavare spent 90 minutes with his score on 66
  • B Yardley passes 100 wickets (28th Test)
  • Aus 1st innings
  • IT Botham passes 3000 runs and 250 wickets in the same match, in his 55th Test (first player to do so).
  • Eng 2nd innings
  • CJ Tavare took 63 min. to get off the mark.
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-7, 1983
Match drawn
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 1982
England won by 3 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 10-15, 1982
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 26-Dec 1, 1982
Australia won by 7 wickets
Australia v England at Perth - Nov 12-17, 1982
Match drawn
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Nov 12, 1982

Bernard Thomas, the England physio, tends to Terry Alderman as he is stretchered off, Australia v England, 1st Test, Perth, November 12, 1982

Bernard Thomas, the England physio, tends to Terry Alderman

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Nov 12, 1982

Bernard Thomas, the England physio, tends to Terry Alderman as he is stretchered off, Australia v England, 1st Test, Perth, November 12, 1982

Bernard Thomas, the England physio, tends to Terry Alderman

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