Worcestershire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1981
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 25th, 26th, 27th July 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralians won by 7 wickets
UmpiresR Aspinall, D Shackleton
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 97/3 (Border 43*, Kent 37*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 69/3 (Neale 6*, Fisher 0*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Westonlbw b Alderman2      
MS Scottb Hogg3      
*PA Nealelbw b Hogg28      
Younis Ahmedc Border b Hogg36      
DN Patellbw b Beard28      
SP Hendersonc Alderman b Beard4      
J Birkenshawb Bright32      
+PB Fisherc Bright b Beard3      
N Giffordnot out11      
AP Pridgeonb Bright9      
J Cumbesc Border b Bright2      
Extras(10 b, 4 lb, 17 nb)31
Total(all out, 75 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-16, 3-83, 4-86, 5-102, 6-142, 7-158, 8-164, 9-182, 10-189 (75 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg16   6423--
Alderman7   2171--
Bright25   8483--
Beard27   10513--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Dysonb Cumbes9      
GM Woodc Birkenshaw b Cumbes1      
AR Borderb Patel115      
*KJ Hugheslbw b Cumbes5      
MF Kentb Patel92      
DM Wellhamlbw b Patel8      
+SJ Rixonc and b Birkenshaw2      
GR Beardlbw b Pridgeon36      
RJ Brightc Patel b Pridgeon12      
RM Hoggc Birkenshaw b Cumbes2      
TM Aldermannot out2      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb)9
Total(all out, 105.5 overs)293
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-11, 3-17, 4-184, 5-234, 6-237, 7-237, 8-288, 9-289, 10-293 (105.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon17   5302--
Gifford23   5590--
Patel28   6813--
Birkenshaw17   2521--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MS Scottc Alderman b Hogg29      
MJ Westonc Wood b Bright11      
*PA Nealenot out145      
Younis Ahmedc Hughes b Bright14      
+PB Fisherc Rixon b Hogg11      
DN Patelc Kent b Bright39      
SP Hendersonc Bright b Beard0      
J Birkenshawlbw b Alderman54      
N Giffordretired hurt5      
AP Pridgeonc Wellham b Hogg1      
J Cumbesnot out5      
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 15 nb)30
Total(8 wickets, declared, 99.5 overs)344
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-47, 3-69, 4-89, 5-155, 6-160, 7-282, 8-327
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg21   1643--
Bright35   121173--
Beard26   8611--
Border3   0120--
Hughes2   0110--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*KJ Hughesc Fisher b Patel36      
GM Woodb Gifford59      
MF Kentc Weston b Gifford16      
AR Bordernot out70      
DM Wellhamnot out54      
J Dysondid not bat      
+SJ Rixondid not bat      
GR Bearddid not bat      
RJ Brightdid not bat      
RM Hoggdid not bat      
TM Aldermandid not bat      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(3 wickets, 33.4 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-80, 2-104, 3-113
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pridgeon4   0250--
Cumbes3   0260--
Gifford13   0862--
Patel10   0661--
Birkenshaw3   0280--

--> PB Fisher made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RJ Bright reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> TM Alderman reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Worcestershire second innings
--> N Gifford retired hurt in the Worcestershire second innings having scored 5 (team had lost 7 wickets)





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