Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1961
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 54 runs
27,28,29,31 July, 1 August 1961 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Lawry lbw b Statham 74 178 11 0
RB Simpson c †Murray b Statham 4 7 1 0
RN Harvey c Subba Row b Statham 19 38 1 0
NC O'Neill hit wicket b Trueman 11 62 1 0
PJP Burge b Flavell 15 22 2 0
BC Booth c Close b Statham 46 85 5 0
KD Mackay c †Murray b Statham 11 25 0 0
AK Davidson c Barrington b Dexter 0 18 0 0
R Benaud* b Dexter 2 18 0 0
ATW Grout c †Murray b Dexter 2 13 0 0
GD McKenzie not out 1 2 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 63.4 overs) 190 (2.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 14 1 55 1 3.92
  JB Statham 21 3 53 5 2.52
  JA Flavell 22 8 61 1 2.77
  ER Dexter 6.4 2 16 3 2.40
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Pullar b Davidson 63 218 7 0
R Subba Row c Simpson b Davidson 2 8 0 0
ER Dexter c Davidson b McKenzie 16 46 1 0
PBH May* c Simpson b Davidson 95 228 14 0
DB Close lbw b McKenzie 33 99 4 1
KF Barrington c O'Neill b Simpson 78 218 10 0
JT Murray c †Grout b Mackay 24 101 4 0
DA Allen c Booth b Simpson 42 104 7 0
FS Trueman c Harvey b Simpson 3 25 0 0
JB Statham c Mackay b Simpson 4 19 0 0
JA Flavell not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 1) 7
  Total (all out; 163.4 overs) 367 (2.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 39 11 70 3 1.79
  GD McKenzie 38 11 106 2 2.78
  KD Mackay 40 9 81 1 2.02
  R Benaud 35 15 80 0 2.28
  RB Simpson 11.4 4 23 4 1.97
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
WM Lawry c Trueman b Allen 102 268 13 0
RB Simpson c †Murray b Flavell 51 141 7 0
RN Harvey c †Murray b Dexter 35 82 5 0
NC O'Neill c †Murray b Statham 67 155 9 0
PJP Burge c †Murray b Dexter 23 89 2 0
BC Booth lbw b Dexter 9 24 1 0
KD Mackay c Close b Allen 18 61 3 0
AK Davidson not out 77 174 10 2
R Benaud* lbw b Allen 1 12 0 0
ATW Grout c Statham b Allen 0 2 0 0
GD McKenzie b Flavell 32 102 3 0
Extras (b 6, lb 9, w 2) 17
  Total (all out; 171.4 overs) 432 (2.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 32 6 92 0 2.87
  JB Statham 44 9 106 1 2.40
  JA Flavell 29.4 4 65 2 2.19
  ER Dexter 20 4 61 3 3.05
  DA Allen 38 25 58 4 1.52
  DB Close 8 1 33 0 4.12
  England 2nd innings (target: 256 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Pullar c O'Neill b Davidson 26 41 3 0
R Subba Row b Benaud 49 145 8 0
ER Dexter c †Grout b Benaud 76 84 14 1
PBH May* b Benaud 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
DB Close c O'Neill b Benaud 8 8 0 1
KF Barrington lbw b Mackay 5 12 1 0
JT Murray c Simpson b Benaud 4 5 1 0
DA Allen c Simpson b Benaud 10 28 2 0
FS Trueman c Benaud b Simpson 8 43 2 0
JB Statham b Davidson 8 30 2 0
JA Flavell not out 0 12 0 0
Extras (b 5, w 2) 7
  Total (all out; 71.4 overs) 201 (2.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 14.4 1 50 2 3.40
  GD McKenzie 4 1 20 0 5.00
  KD Mackay 13 7 33 1 2.53
  R Benaud 32 11 70 6 2.18
  RB Simpson 8 4 21 1 2.62

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Test debuts - BC Booth (Australia); JA Flavell (England)
Umpires - JG Langridge and WE Phillipson
Close of play
  • Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 124/4 (WM Lawry 64*, BC Booth 6*)
  • Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 187/3 (PBH May 90*, DB Close 14*)
  • Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 63/0 (WM Lawry 33*, RB Simpson 29*)
  • Sun, 30 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 331/6 (KD Mackay 18*, AK Davidson 18*)
  • Tue, 1 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 201 (71.4 ov) - end of match
 
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