SK5838 : Trent Bridge Test Match, 1981: Alderman to Gower

taken 40 years ago, near to West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Trent Bridge Test Match, 1981: Alderman to Gower
Trent Bridge Test Match, 1981: Alderman to Gower
With Australia well on top on the Saturday of the First Test, Terry Alderman bowls to David Gower and an expectant ring of four slips and two gulleys to the left of wicket-keeper Rodney Marsh. The non-striker is the England captain, Ian Botham, who later top-scored with 33. Play was abandoned for the day with England 94-6 (see SK5838 : Trent Bridge: Ashes Test Match washout, 1981) and Australia won by four wickets on the fourth day. (The Second Test at Lord's was drawn and Botham sacked and replaced by Mike Brearley - but it was to be Botham's summer after his legendary exploits won the matches at Headingley, Edgbaston and Old Trafford and England won the six-match series 3-1.)

This is the view from the top of the old concrete double-deck Radcliffe Road End, looking towards the Pavilion and, on the left, the Ladies' Pavilion, which was replaced by the Hound Road Stand. For views from the current Radcliffe Road Stand in 1998 and 2008, see SK5838 : Trent Bridge Cricket Ground: the first day of the 1998 Test Match and SK5838 : Trent Bridge Cricket Ground - new developments, 2008.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 June, 1981   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 July, 2011
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Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Terry Alderman  David Gower  Mike Brearley  Ian Botham  Rodney Marsh 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5840 3807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.2116N 1:7.9513W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5837 3813
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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