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Ashes History
The 21st and 22nd Ashes encounters atTrent
Bridge will take place in 2013 and 2015.
Here’s the story so far:
1899 (Match drawn) W.G. Grace, playing
his final Test, was 50 years and 320 days old
when the match ended.Wilfred Rhodes, who
made his debut in the game, would go on to
become the only England player to make a
Test appearance at a greater age.
1905 (England won by 213 runs) Archie
MacLaren became the first player to score a
Test hundred at Trent Bridge.
1921 (Australia won by 10 wickets) The one
hundredth Ashes Test lasted just five sessions.
1926 (Match drawn) Only 17 overs were
completed in a rain-soaked encounter
1930 (England won by 93 runs) Syd
Copley played just one first class game for
Nottinghamshire but held a vital catch to
dismiss Stan McCabe and change the course
of the 1930Test atTrent Bridge having served
as 13th man for England.
1934 (Australia won by 238 runs) Australia’s
only Test victory between 1928 and 1938 in
which Don Bradman did not score a century.
1938 (Match drawn) Denis Compton became
the youngest England batsman to score aTest
century at 20 years and 19 days.
1948 (Australia won by 8 wickets) Having
carried his bat through eleven interruptions
for light, rain and intervals, Denis Compton’s
knock of 184 runs was ended when he
stumbled on to his wicket.
1953 (Match drawn) Alec Bedser’s match
figures of 14-99 remain the best ever in a
Trent Bridge Test.
An estAbLIsHeD tRADItIon:
AsHes tests At tRent bRIDGe
Match drawn
w.G. GRAce’s
England win
FIRst test
Australia win
tHe 100tH
AsHes test
Match drawn
onLY 17
oveRs PLAYeD
England win
cHAnGes GAMe