Australia were one up after 2 Tests in this memorable series. Enter off spinner Jim Laker as he made history by taking all 10 wickets in a Test innings (10-53) in the Australians second innings.
In the first innings, Australia collapsed from 48-0 to 84 all out as Laker took 9-37.
Laker's figures remain the best ever in Test cricket. No one had taken 19 in a match before, no one has since, and it's quite likely that no one ever will again.
England won the series 2-1 with 2 matches drawn and therefore retained The Ashes.
4th Ashes Test, Old Trafford, June 1956
Matches Tagged in ClipDex1956 ENG v AUS 4th Test 1956 ENG v AUS 3rd Test 1956 ENG v AUS 2nd Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex1956 Ashes ENG v AUS
Players Tagged in ClipDexLaker, James C Mackay, Kenneth D Johnson, Ian W Cowdrey, Colin Micheal Benaud, Richie Archer, Ronald G Maddocks, Leonard V Washbrook, Cyril Harvey, R Neil Lock, G Anthony R
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexLords Headingley Old Trafford
Categories Tagged in ClipDexClassic Tests (Black & White)