The Ashes 1989 – Fourth Test scrapbook

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

 

Previous Tests are catalogued here:
First Test 1989, Headingley – Australia won by 210 runs
Second Test 1989, Lord’s – Australia won by 6 wickets
Third Test 1989, Edgbaston – Match drawn

 

1989 being a best-of-six Test series, and England behind 0-2, if Australia won at Old Trafford they would win the series.

 

 

4th Test 1989, England v Australia, Old Trafford
England 260 (RA Smith 143, NA Foster 39, GF Lawson 6/72, TV Hohns 3/59)
Australia 447 (SR Waugh 92, MA Taylor 85, AR Border 80, ARC Fraser 3/95)
England 264 (RC Russell 128*, JE Emburey 64, TM Alderman 5/66, GF Lawson 3/81)
Australia target 78
Australia 1/81 (MA Taylor 37*, GR Marsh 31)

Australia won by 9 wickets

 

Six Test series.
After four Tests: England 0 – 3 Australia

 

Close of play Day 1: England 224/7 (RA Smith 112*, NA Foster 36*)
Close of play Day 2: England 260, Australia 3/219 (AR Border 19*, DM Jones 49*)
Close of play Day 3: Australia 9/441 (GF Lawson 13*, TM Alderman 5*)
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 264, Australia 1/81

 

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Comments

  1. I have always loved that cartoon of AR Border by Spooner.

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Wonderful innings from RC “Jack” Russell. One of my favourite cricketers ever. One of the most eccentric international cricketers ever. His batting never really reached these heights again. But up there with Darren Berry as one of the best two pure keepers I’ve ever seen.

    What a moment when DC Boon swept the winning runs.

    Spooner was always fantastic. I have a great pic somewhere he did of Peter Daicos.

  3. Luke Reynolds says

    Did this piece on the great RC Russell way back in 2014-

    https://www.footyalmanac.com.au/jack-russell-wicket-keeping-genius/

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