Australian cricket team in England in 1926

Australian cricket team in England in 1926

England won the 1926 Ashes series against Australia, winning the last Test of the series after the first four matches were drawn.


  • Test series summary 1
  • Ceylon 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
  • Annual reviews 5
  • Further reading 6

Test series summary

England regained the Ashes by winning the final match. Because the series was at stake, the match was to be "timeless", i.e. played to a finish. Australia had a narrow first innings lead of 22. Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe took the score to 49-0 at the end of the second day, a lead of 27. Heavy rain fell overnight, and next day the pitch soon developed into a traditional sticky wicket. England seemed certain to be bowled out cheaply and to lose the match. In spite of the very difficult batting conditions, however, Hobbs and Sutcliffe took their partnership to 172 before Hobbs was out for exactly 100. Sutcliffe went on to make 161 and in the end England won the game comfortably.


As on some previous visits to England, the Australian team had a stopover en route in Colombo and played a one-day single-innings match against the Ceylon national team which at that time did not have first-class status. The Australians won by 37 runs.[6]


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External links

  • CricketArchive – tour summaries

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • England v Australia: A compendium of Test cricket between the countries 1877-1968, by Ralph Barker & Irving Rosenwater, Batsford, 1969, ISBN 0-7134-0317-9.