England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1961 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th June 1961 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJS Buller, FS Lee
ScorersGC Austin (England), JD Cameron (Australia)
Close of play day 1England (1) 180/8 (Allen 11*, Trueman 14*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 359/5 (Simpson 36*, Davidson 16*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 5/0 (Pullar 0*, Subba Row 5*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 106/1 (Subba Row 68*, Dexter 5*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Pullarb Davidson17 44 - 
R Subba Rowc Simpson b Mackay59 171 - 
ER Dexterc Davidson b Mackay10     
*MC Cowdreyb Misson13 65-- 
KF Barringtonc Misson b Mackay21     
MJK Smithc Lawry b Mackay02 -- 
R Illingworthc Grout b Benaud15     
+JT Murrayc Davidson b Benaud16     
DA Allenrun out11     
FS Truemanc Burge b Benaud20   1 
JB Stathamnot out7     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Pullar), 2-53 (Dexter), 3-88 (Cowdrey), 4-121 (Barrington), 5-121 (Smith), 6-122 (Subba Row), 7-153 (Murray), 8-156 (Illingworth), 9-181 (Allen), 10-195 (Trueman, 84.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson26   6701--
Misson15   6471--
Mackay29   10574--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Lawryc Murray b Illingworth57 1106- 
CC McDonaldc Illingworth b Statham22 58 - 
RN Harveylbw b Allen114 21215- 
NCL O'Neillb Statham82 11711- 
PJP Burgelbw b Allen25     
RB Simpsonc and b Trueman76 210 - 
AK Davidsonc and b Illingworth22     
KD Mackayc Barrington b Statham64  10- 
*R Benaudnot out36     
+ATW Groutc Dexter b Trueman5     
FM Missondid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 152.5 overs)516
Fall of wickets:
1-47 (McDonald), 2-106 (Lawry), 3-252 (O'Neill), 4-299 (Harvey), 5-322 (Burge), 6-381 (Davidson), 7-469 (Simpson), 8-501 (Mackay), 9-516 (Grout, 152.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham43   61473--
Illingworth44   121102--
Allen24   4882--
Dexter5   1220--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Pullarc Grout b Misson28 120 - 
R Subba Rowb Misson112 24414- 
ER Dexterst Grout b Simpson180 34431- 
*MC Cowdreyb Mackay14     
KF Barringtonnot out48 190 - 
MJK Smithnot out1     
R Illingworthdid not bat      
+JT Murraydid not bat      
DA Allendid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
JB Stathamdid not bat      
Extras(18 lb)18
Total(4 wickets, 154 overs)401
Fall of wickets:
1-93 (Pullar), 2-202 (Subba Row), 3-239 (Cowdrey), 4-400 (Dexter)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson31   10600--
Misson28   6822--
Simpson34   12871--
Mackay41   13871--
Benaud20   4670--

--> JT Murray made his debut in Test matches
--> WM Lawry made his debut in Test matches
--> RN Harvey (1) passed 5500 runs in Test matches when he reached 84
--> NCL O'Neill (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> R Subba Row (2) passed his previous highest score of 100 in Test matches
--> ER Dexter (2) passed his previous highest score of 141 in Test matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 20500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> WM Lawry made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> JT Murray made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> ATW Grout made his debut in England in Test matches
--> RB Simpson made his debut in England in Test matches
--> NCL O'Neill made his debut in England in Test matches
--> FM Misson made his debut in England in Test matches





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