Northamptonshire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1981
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 11th, 12th, 13th July 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHD Bird, WL Budd
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 15/0 (Wood 12*, Kent 1*)
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 233/6 (Wellham 37*, Rixon 17*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cook hit wkt b Lawson46      
W Larkinsb Beard29      
RJ Boyd-Mossb Hogg2      
AJ Lambb Hogg5      
P Willeylbw b Hogg47      
TJ Yardleyc Rixon b Lawson19      
+G Sharpb Bright36      
Sarfraz Nawaznot out34      
NA Mallenderc Rixon b Hogg0      
TM Lambc Rixon b Hogg4      
BJ Griffithsc Lawson b Hogg4      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 18 nb)26
Total(all out, 66.4 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-68, 3-89, 4-122, 5-148, 6-194, 7-210, 8-220, 9-231, 10-252 (66.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lawson15   4452--
Beard16   7391--
Bright17   4551--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Mallender b Griffiths26      
MF Kentlbw b Sarfraz Nawaz1      
TM Chappelllbw b Willey71      
*KJ Hughesc Yardley b Sarfraz Nawaz51      
GN Yallopc Sharp b Griffiths16      
DM Wellhamnot out135      
GR Beardc Boyd-Moss b Sarfraz Nawaz10      
+SJ Rixonc Sarfraz Nawaz b Mallender30      
RJ Brightc Mallender b Boyd-Moss22      
GF Lawsonnot out35      
RM Hoggdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)18
Total(8 wickets, declared, 140 overs)415
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-41, 3-139, 4-167, 5-167, 6-207, 7-269, 8-320
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sarfraz Nawaz24   8503--
Griffiths24   7482--
Willey24   4671--
TM Lamb22   10400--
Mallender23   4741--
Boyd-Moss14   2661--
Cook7   1360--
Larkins1   0130--
Yardley1   030--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookc Rixon b Bright25      
W Larkinsc Rixon b Lawson21      
RJ Boyd-Mossc and b Bright19      
AJ Lambc Kent b Bright8      
P Willeyc sub b Bright12      
TJ Yardleynot out38      
+G Sharpc sub b Bright0      
Sarfraz Nawazlbw b Hogg32      
NA Mallendernot out2      
TM Lambdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, 65 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-49, 3-62, 4-91, 5-92, 6-92, 7-159
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg11   2461--
Lawson6   1201--
Bright30   12575--
Yallop4   220--

--> TM Chappell (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> KJ Hughes (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> DM Wellham (1) passed his previous highest score of 128 in first-class matches
--> DM Wellham (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> GR Beard (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> RJ Bright (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> GF Lawson (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> RM Hogg reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings





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