4th Test, The Oval, Aug 28 - Sep 3 1975, Australia tour of England
(17.1 ov, target 198)
532/9d & 40/2
191 & 538
Match drawn
Australia 1st Innings
RB McCosker c Roope b Old12729437014043.19
A Turner c Steele b Old22725007.40
IM Chappell (c)c Greig b Woolmer19236743917052.31
GS Chappell c †Knott b Old013000.00
R Edwards c Edrich b Snow441351602032.59
KD Walters  b Underwood6514516910044.82
RW Marsh c & b Greig32293670110.34
MHN Walker c Steele b Greig1328323046.42
JR Thomson c Old b Greig011000.00
DK Lillee not out2837633175.67
AA Mallett not out542421011.90
Extras(lb 5, nb 17, w 2)24
TOTAL(181 Ov, RR: 2.93)532/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Alan Turner), 2-284 (Rick McCosker), 3-286 (Greg Chappell), 4-356 (Ian Chappell), 5-396 (Ross Edwards), 6-441 (Rod Marsh), 7-477 (Max Walker), 8-477 (Jeff Thomson), 9-501 (Doug Walters)
CM Old2877432.6400
JA Snow2747412.7400
RA Woolmer1833812.1100
PH Edmonds38711803.1000
DL Underwood44139612.1800
AW Greig24510734.4500
DS Steele21100.5000
England 1st Innings
B Wood  b Walker3250546064.00
JH Edrich lbw b Walker12981410012.24
DS Steele  b Lillee39801065148.75
GRJ Roope c Turner b Walker047000.00
RA Woolmer c Mallett b Thomson517220029.41
AW Greig (c)c †Marsh b Lillee1732422053.12
APE Knott lbw b Walker929460031.03
PH Edmonds c †Marsh b Thomson430450013.33
CM Old not out2551714049.01
JA Snow c GS Chappell b Thomson3039413176.92
DL Underwood c GS Chappell b Thomson013000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 12, w 3)18
TOTAL(69.1 Ov, RR: 2.76)191
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Barry Wood), 2-78 (John Edrich), 3-83 (Graham Roope), 4-96 (David Steele), 5-103 (Bob Woolmer), 6-125 (Tony Greig), 7-131 (Alan Knott), 8-147 (Phil Edmonds), 9-190 (John Snow), 10-191 (Derek Underwood)
DK Lillee1974422.3100
JR Thomson22.175042.2500
MHN Walker2576342.5200
AA Mallett311605.3300
England 2nd Innings (following on)
B Wood lbw b Thomson221271714017.32
JH Edrich  b Lillee962893626033.21
DS Steele c †Marsh b Lillee661752156037.71
GRJ Roope  b Lillee7721124211036.49
RA Woolmer lbw b Walters14939049520038.20
AW Greig (c)c †Marsh b Lillee1551592029.41
APE Knott c †Marsh b Walters641491846042.95
CM Old c IM Chappell b Walters054000.00
PH Edmonds run out710101070.00
JA Snow c & b Walters052000.00
DL Underwood not out3870037.50
Extras(b 2, lb 15, nb 17, w 5)39
TOTAL(233.5 Ov, RR: 2.3)538
Fall of wickets: 1-77 (Barry Wood), 2-202 (John Edrich), 3-209 (David Steele), 4-331 (Graham Roope), 5-371 (Tony Greig), 6-522 (Alan Knott), 7-522 (Chris Old), 8-533 (Phil Edmonds), 9-533 (John Snow), 10-538 (Bob Woolmer)
DK Lillee52189141.7500
JR Thomson3096312.1000
MHN Walker46159101.9700
AA Mallett64319501.4800
IM Chappell1765203.0500
KD Walters10.533443.1300
GS Chappell1225304.4100
R Edwards2020010.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 198 runs)
RB McCosker not out2555553045.45
A Turner c Woolmer b Greig829311027.58
R Edwards c Old b Underwood211110018.18
GS Chappell not out4891050.00
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL(17.1 Ov, RR: 2.33)40/2
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Alan Turner), 2-33 (Ross Edwards)
CM Old20703.5000
JA Snow21402.0000
PH Edmonds6.121402.2700
DL Underwood20512.5000
AW Greig52911.8000
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Series resultAustralia won the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 763
Match days28,29,30 August, 1,2,3 September 1975 (6-day match)
Dickie Bird
Tom Spencer
Thu, 28 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 280/1 (RB McCosker 126*, IM Chappell 142*)
Fri, 29 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 19/0 (B Wood 16*, JH Edrich 0*)
Sat, 30 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 169/8 (CM Old 21*, JA Snow 13*)
Sun, 31 Aug - rest day
Mon, 01 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 179/1 (JH Edrich 91*, DS Steele 52*)
Tue, 02 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 333/4 (RA Woolmer 37*, AW Greig 1*)
Wed, 03 Sep - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 40/2 (17.1 ov) - end of match
  • Following on 341 runs behind, England scored their highest 2nd innings total against Australia, Innings lasted 886 minutes
  • Woolmer took 394 minutes to reach his hundred
  • McCosker and I.Chappell 277 in 343 minutes
  • Longest first class match in England, Actual playing time, excluding 187 minutes lost, amounted to 32 hours 17 minutes