The Prudential Trophy 1972

As an experiment the three Prudential Trophy games were played before the test matches. England, captained for the first time by Brearley, won by two matches to one having lost the five previous games to the West Indies and Pakistan.

England took £4,000 in prize money for their wins at Old Trafford and Edgbaston and the Australians £2000 for their success at the Oval in the final match. Men of the series awards worth £250 went to Amiss of England and Chappell of Australia the only century makers in these matches played over Jubilee weekend. Every member of the touring party took part in the series but England who selected from 14, did not play either Hendrick or Botham, although the latter was twelfth man at the Oval.

Match reports for

Tour Match: Duchess of Norfolk's Invitation XI v Australians at Arundel, Apr 27, 1977
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Tour Match: Surrey v Australians at The Oval, Apr 30-May 3, 1977
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Tour Match: Kent v Australians at Canterbury, May 4-6, 1977
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Tour Match: Sussex v Australians at Hove, May 7-10, 1977
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Tour Match: Hampshire v Australians at Southampton, May 11-13, 1977
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Tour Match: Glamorgan v Australians at Swansea, May 14-16, 1977
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Tour Match: Somerset v Australians at Bath, May 18-20, 1977
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Tour Match: Gloucestershire v Australians at Bristol, May 21-23, 1977
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Tour Match: Gloucestershire v Australians at Bristol, May 24, 1977
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Tour Match: Marylebone Cricket Club v Australians at Lord's, May 25-27, 1977
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Tour Match: Worcestershire v Australians at Worcester, May 28-30, 1977
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1st ODI: England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 2, 1977
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2nd ODI: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 4, 1977
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3rd ODI: England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977
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1st Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 16-21, 1977
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2nd Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 7-12, 1977
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3rd Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 28-Aug 2, 1977
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Tour Match: Minor Counties v Australians at Sunderland, Aug 4-5, 1977
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4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 11-15, 1977
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5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977
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