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Peter Burge: big factor in retaining the Ashes (1964)

After 2 successive draws the Third Test proved to be the difference between the teams. Australia was 187-7 in reply to England's 268 when Ted Dexter decided to take the new ball.

Peter Burge the last recognised batsman went on the attack. He scored 160 well supported by Neil Hawke and Wally Grout the last three wickets adding 211. This left England 121 behind on first innings and they could not recover. Leeds 3rd Test.

In the Fourth Test Australia would retain the Ashes if they drew the match. They batted on till they had reached 656-8 before declaring with Bob Simpson scoring 311 belatedly his first Test century. England responded with 611 Ken Barrington 256 Ted Dexter 174. Old Trafford 4th Test.The series ended 10 in Australia's favour.


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