England v Australia
Australia in England 1975 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th July 1975 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 85 runs
UmpiresHD Bird, AE Fagg
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 243/5 (Edwards 22*, Marsh 47*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 83/7 (Underwood 8*, Old 0*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 93/5 (Knott 10*, Old 2*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskerb Arnold591351803- 
A Turnerc Denness b Snow37961254- 
*IM Chappellc Fletcher b Snow52951097- 
GS Chappelllbw b Old0811-- 
R Edwardsc Gooch b Old561632565- 
KD Waltersc Old b Greig1426322- 
+RW Marshc Fletcher b Arnold619711081 
MHN Walkerc Knott b Snow72228-- 
JR Thomsonc Arnold b Underwood4967765- 
DK Lilleec Knott b Arnold3812-- 
AA Mallettnot out31925-- 
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 9 nb)18
Total(all out, 489 minutes, 121 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-80 (Turner), 2-126 (McCosker), 3-135 (GS Chappell), 4-161 (IM Chappell), 5-186 (Walters), 6-265 (Marsh), 7-286 (Walker), 8-332 (Edwards), 9-343 (Lillee), 10-359 (Thomson, 121 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold33   3913--
Snow33   6863--
Old33   71112--
Greig15   2431--
Underwood7   3101--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichlbw b Lillee341231642- 
DL Amissc Thomson b Lillee42536-- 
KWR Fletcherc Mallett b Walker613141- 
*MH Dennessc GS Chappell b Walker32646-- 
GA Goochc Marsh b Walker031-- 
AW Greigc Marsh b Walker812152- 
+APE Knottb Lillee1421332- 
DL Underwoodb Lillee1022251- 
CM Oldc GS Chappell b Walker1326302- 
JA Snowlbw b Lillee038-- 
GG Arnoldnot out012-- 
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb, 5 w)9
Total(all out, 197 minutes, 45.3 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Amiss), 2-24 (Fletcher), 3-46 (Denness), 4-46 (Gooch), 5-54 (Greig), 6-75 (Knott), 7-78 (Edrich), 8-87 (Underwood), 9-97 (Snow), 10-101 (Old, 45.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee15   8155--
Thomson10   3210--
Mallett3   180--

England second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Marsh b Walker517261- 
DL Amissc sub (GJ Gilmour) b Thomson57885-- 
KWR Fletcherc Walters b Lillee51991296- 
*MH Dennessb Thomson82325-- 
GA Goochc Marsh b Thomson077-- 
AW Greigc Marsh b Walker726321- 
+APE Knottc McCosker b Thomson381251764- 
CM Oldc Walters b Lillee72222-- 
JA Snowc Marsh b Thomson34404641 
DL Underwoodb Mallett31417-- 
GG Arnoldnot out6431- 
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)9
Total(all out, 293 minutes, 75.2 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Edrich), 2-18 (Denness), 3-20 (Gooch), 4-52 (Greig), 5-90 (Fletcher), 6-100 (Old), 7-122 (Amiss), 8-151 (Knott), 9-167 (Snow), 10-173 (Underwood, 75.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee20   8452--
Walker24   9472--
Thomson18   8385--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> A Turner made his debut in Test matches
--> GA Gooch made his debut in Test matches
--> MH Denness made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GG Arnold made his last appearance in Test matches
--> R Edwards (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> JR Thomson (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches
--> AW Greig (2) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> GA Gooch made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> A Turner made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> JR Thomson made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MHN Walker made his debut in England in Test matches
--> RB McCosker made his debut in England in Test matches
--> DL Amiss retired hurt in the England second innings having scored 2 (team score 7/0) - he returned when the score was 100/6





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