Close of Play

  • Wed, 24 May - day 1 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 121/8 (DA Allen 2*, JB Mortimore 4*)
  • Thu, 25 May - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 44/1 (GD Watson 28*, IM Chappell 0*, 16.3 ov)
  • Fri, 26 May - day 3 - no play

Australia tour of England and Scotland 1972 News

  • Bobby's day out

    Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

  • Boycott on a black pudding

    In 1972, on a surface utterly ruined by rain, the England opener played an innings wholly uncharacteristic of his usual batting

  • Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace

    In the Ashes series of 1972 the weather was hostile, the pitches indifferent and crowds at Old Trafford and Headingley stayed away