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England v Australia
Australia in England 1975 (3rd Test)
VenueHeadingley, Leeds on 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th August 1975 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDJ Constant, AE Fagg
Close of play day 1England (1) 251/5 (Greig 46*, Knott 7*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 107/8 (Thomson 3*, Lillee 0*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 184/3 (Steele 59*, Greig 38*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 220/3 (McCosker 95*, Walters 25*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodlbw b Gilmour930352- 
JH Edrichc Mallett b Thomson621211629- 
DS Steelec Walters b Thomson731692558- 
JH Hampshirelbw b Gilmour1436402- 
KWR Fletcherc Mallett b Lillee832441- 
*AW Greigrun out511021268- 
+APE Knottlbw b Gilmour1459931- 
PH Edmondsnot out1336531- 
CM Oldb Gilmour52631-- 
JA Snowc Walters b Gilmour031-- 
DL Underwoodc GS Chappell b Gilmour035-- 
Extras(4 b, 15 lb, 9 nb, 11 w)39
Total(all out, 430 minutes, 101.2 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Wood), 2-137 (Edrich), 3-159 (Hampshire), 4-189 (Fletcher), 5-213 (Steele), 6-268 (Greig), 7-269 (Knott), 8-284 (Old), 9-284 (Snow), 10-288 (Underwood, 101.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee28   12531--
Thomson22   8532--
Gilmour31.210856--
Walker18   4540--
IM Chappell2   040--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskerc Hampshire b Old01822-- 
+RW Marshb Snow2564653- 
*IM Chappellb Edmonds351021475- 
GS Chappellc Underwood b Edmonds135666-- 
R Edwardslbw b Edmonds011-- 
KD Walterslbw b Edmonds1962632- 
GJ Gilmourc Greig b Underwood634321- 
MHN Walkerc Old b Edmonds01414-- 
JR Thomsonc Steele b Snow166061-- 
DK Lilleeb Snow1142392- 
AA Mallettnot out11112-- 
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 269 minutes, 76.5 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (McCosker), 2-53 (Marsh), 3-78 (GS Chappell), 4-78 (Edwards), 5-81 (IM Chappell), 6-96 (Gilmour), 7-104 (Walker), 8-107 (Walters), 9-128 (Lillee), 10-135 (Thomson, 76.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow18.57223--
Old11   3301--
Greig3   0140--
Wood5   2100--
Underwood19   12221--
Edmonds20   7285--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodlbw b Walker2574993- 
JH Edrichb Mallett35901315- 
DS Steelec GS Chappell b Gilmour9222226671 
KWR Fletcherc GS Chappell b Lillee1444561- 
*AW Greigc and b Mallett49711087- 
CM Oldst Marsh b Mallett1016152- 
JH Hampshirec GS Chappell b Thomson043-- 
+APE Knottc Thomson b Lillee31294841 
PH Edmondsc sub (A Turner) b Gilmour812171- 
JA Snowc Marsh b Gilmour915161- 
DL Underwoodnot out002-- 
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 9 nb, 2 w)18
Total(all out, 389 minutes, 94 overs)291
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Wood), 2-70 (Edrich), 3-103 (Fletcher), 4-197 (Greig), 5-209 (Old), 6-210 (Hampshire), 7-272 (Steele), 8-276 (Knott), 9-285 (Edmonds), 10-291 (Snow, 94 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee20   5482--
Gilmour20   5723--
Thomson20   6671--
Walker15   4361--
Mallett19   4503--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskernot out9521426012- 
+RW Marshb Underwood1247692- 
*IM Chappelllbw b Old62127123111 
GS Chappellc Steele b Edmonds1211123- 
KD Waltersnot out2542495- 
R Edwardsdid not bat      
GJ Gilmourdid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
JR Thomsondid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
AA Mallettdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(3 wickets, 260 minutes, 73 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Marsh), 2-161 (IM Chappell), 3-174 (GS Chappell)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old17   5611--
Snow15   6210--
Underwood15   4401--
Edmonds17   4641--
Greig9   3200--

Notes
--> There was no play on the final day.
--> DS Steele (1) passed his previous highest score of 50 in Test matches
--> DS Steele (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 57
--> PH Edmonds made his debut in Test matches
--> DS Steele (2) passed his previous highest score of 73 in Test matches
--> RB McCosker (2) passed his previous highest score of 80 in Test matches
--> RB McCosker (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 69
--> IM Chappell (2) passed 4500 runs in Test matches when he reached 16
--> GJ Gilmour achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed DL Underwood in the England first innings (previous best was 5-59)
--> GJ Gilmour achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DL Underwood in the England first innings (previous best was 5-64)
--> DL Underwood reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed RW Marsh, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings
--> DL Underwood reached 200 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed RW Marsh, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings

Match was abandoned as a draw after vandals, campaigning for the release from prison of a convicted criminal, sabotaged the Rugby Ground end of the pitch with knives and oil.*

 

 

 

 

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