The Ashes 1989 – Fifth Test scrapbook

Here is the fifth in this series of scrapbooks from the Ashes Tour 1989.

Previous Tests are catalogued here:
First Test, Headingley – Australia won by 210 runs
Second Test, Lord’s – Australia won by 6 wickets
Third Test, Edgbaston – Match drawn
Fourth Test, Old Trafford – Australia won by 9 wickets

 

With Australia winning at Old Trafford, the series was decided.
England would have been a little flat for the 5th Test at Trent Bridge, which marked the Test debuts for both MA Atherton and DE Malcolm. Would Australia, led by AR Border, show any mercy?
It was a stunning Day 1, as Australia ran away to another innings victory.

 

5th Test 1989, England v Australia, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Australia 6d/602 (MA Taylor 219, GR Marsh 138, DC Boon 73, AR Border 65*, NGB Cook 3/91)
England 255 (RA Smith 101, EE Hemmings 38, TM Alderman 5/69, TV Hohns 2/48)
— England follow on —
England 167 (MA Atherton 47, EE Hemmings 35, MG Hughes 3/46, TV Hohns 2/29, TM Alderman 2/32)
Australia won by an innings and 180 runs

 

Six Test series.
After five Tests: England 0 – 4 Australia

 

Close of play Day 1: Australia 0/301 (GR Marsh 125*, MA Taylor 141*)
Close of play Day 2: Australia 5/560 (AR Border 46*, IA Healy 5*)
Close of play Day 3: Australia 6d/602. England 9/246 (NGB Cook 1*, DE Malcolm 1*)
Sunday rest day
Close of play Day 4: Australia 447, England 6/123 (RC Russell 47*, JE Emburey 22*)
Close of play Day 5: England 255. England 167.

 

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Comments

  1. Thought there was a constitutional requirement that the last Test is at The Oval. Britain doesn’t have a constitution? Or a parliament. Or The Ashes. Or European trading partners. Maybe Donald will let them play in the next World Series.
    Oh 1989 was 6 Tests? Will David let us see the the scrapbook’s denouement? First world problems.

  2. Correct Peter_B.
    The Australians were invited to play Six Tests on what was known as the
    “Australia tour of England, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark, 1989.”

    First Test – Day 1 8th June – Headingley, Leeds
    Second Test – Day 1 22nd June – Lord’s, London
    Third Test – Day 1 6th July – Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Fourth Test – Day 1 27th July – Old Trafford, Manchester
    Fifth Test – Day 1 10th August – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
    Sixth Test – Day 1 24th August – The Oval, London

    (First world problems are still problems.)

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