On This Day

On This Day

Gilbert Jessop
August 13, 1902 – England’s greatest turnaround in a Test match chase

The English team were reduced to 48/5 while chasing a target of 263 at The Oval.

Alfred Lyttelton
August 12, 1884 – When an England keeper took a 4-wicket haul with lob bowling

Australia batted a total of 311 overs for scoring 551 in the 1884 Ashes Test match.

Frank Iredale
August 11, 1896 – Frank Iredale’s greed for 5th run costs the Ashes series for Australia

England and Australia faced off in the 1896 Ashes series decider at The Oval.

WG Grace and KS Ranjitsinhji
August 7, 1895 – When WG Grace fielded for his opposition player KS Ranjitsinhji

An incident where WG Grace turned up as a substitute fielder for his opposition team.

Roy Gilchrist
August 7, 1965 – When Roy Gilchrist got a match abandoned with his bouncers

The Central Lancashire League in 1965 stood host for this interesting incident.

Peter Such
August 6, 1999 – When Peter Such earned standing ovation despite bagging a duck

Peter Such spent 72 minutes for his 51-ball duck in England's first innings.

August 4, 1975 – When the Lord’s spot a streaker during a Test match

England and Australia faced off at the Lord's in 1975 as part of the Ashes series.

WG Grace
August 3, 1898 – When WG Grace declared the innings while batting on 93

WG Grace was leading the Gloucestershire team against the Sussex.

Sir Ian Botham
August 2, 1981 – When Ian Botham scripted an Ashes win with a sensational spell

Australians were 87/3 in the Birmingham Test while chasing a target of 151 before Botham's spell.

Australia cricket team
August 1, 1961 – When Australia retained Ashes by picking nine wickets for 51 runs

England team was 150/1 while chasing a target of 256 in the 1961 Manchester Test.