Worcestershire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1985
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 11th, 12th, 13th May 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDJ Constant, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 42/1 (Wood 28*, Phillips 1*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 93/4 (Neale 13*, Newport 14*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Westonc Hilditch b McDermott11     
TS Curtisc and b Bennett76     
DM Smithc Lawson b McDermott0     
DN Patelc Ritchie b Matthews30     
*PA Nealec Boon b Matthews108     
DB D'Oliveirac Ritchie b Bennett0     
PJ Newportnot out29     
+SJ Rhodesnot out20     
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
NV Radforddid not bat      
RK Illingworthdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 16 nb, 2 w)29
Total(6 wickets, declared, 87.5 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-19, 3-81, 4-193, 5-213, 6-273
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lawson13   1650--
McDermott13   3392--
Gilbert19   1900--
Bennett19   8432--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AMJ Hilditchc Curtis b Inchmore7     
GM Woodlbw b Inchmore34     
+RB Phillipsc Radford b Patel39     
GM Ritchiec Rhodes b Inchmore21     
*AR Borderc Illingworth b Radford135     
DC Boonnot out73     
GRJ Matthewsnot out23     
MJ Bennettdid not bat      
GF Lawsondid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
DR Gilbertdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 9 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)32
Total(5 wickets, declared, 86 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-55, 3-85, 4-198, 5-302
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Radford15   0771--
Inchmore18   5383--
Weston4   1160--
Patel20   2901--
Newport12   0720--
Illingworth16   7470--
D'Oliveira1   050--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Westonc Phillips b Lawson31     
TS Curtisc Wood b Lawson10     
DB D'Oliveirab Gilbert11     
DN Patellbw b Lawson4     
*PA Nealenot out13     
PJ Newportnot out14     
DM Smithdid not bat      
+SJ Rhodesdid not bat      
JD Inchmoredid not bat      
NV Radforddid not bat      
RK Illingworthdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 5 nb, 4 w)10
Total(4 wickets, 29.2 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-50, 3-58, 4-71
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lawson7   4113--
McDermott2   0220--
Bennett6   2100--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> GM Wood (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> GF Lawson reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire second innings





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