Rewind to 1933: A near riot at Adelaide Oval. Bodyline. The calm before the storm. Douglas Jardine and Bill Woodfull intently watch the toss of the coin © The Cricketer International

Rewind to 1933: A near riot at Adelaide Oval. Bodyline. The calm before the storm. Douglas Jardine and Bill Woodfull intently watch the toss of the coin © The Cricketer International

Harold Larwood (England)   Ashes statistics - Matches: 15. Wickets: 64. Average: 29.87. Economy: 2.83. Best Ashes figures: 6-32 Larwood's name is inextricably linked with the Bodyline tour to Australia.

Harold Larwood (England) Ashes statistics - Matches: 15. Wickets: 64. Average: 29.87. Economy: 2.83. Best Ashes figures: 6-32 Larwood's name is inextricably linked with the Bodyline tour to Australia.

Advertisement for the 'Bellevue Hotel', George Street, Brisbane, 1933 - Advertisement for the 'Bellevue Hotel' that appeared in the Telegraph, 6 February. 1933. The hotel accomodated the English Cricket Team during the Fourth Test of the 'Bodyline Series' played in Brisbane in February, 1933.

Advertisement for the 'Bellevue Hotel', George Street, Brisbane, 1933 - Advertisement for the 'Bellevue Hotel' that appeared in the Telegraph, 6 February. 1933. The hotel accomodated the English Cricket Team during the Fourth Test of the 'Bodyline Series' played in Brisbane in February, 1933.

This moment when Bert Oldfield was struck by a bouncer from Harold Larwood was the tipping point of the so-called "Bodyline" series of 1932-33 when England toured Australia & ultimately won the Ashes. Amazing that this series is still so well discussed all these years later. This is an iconic image from that series. Afterwards Larwood said: "I'm sorry Bertie" to a grounded & bruised Oldfield who responded: "It's not your fault Harold!"........for some reason I love this story!

This moment when Bert Oldfield was struck by a bouncer from Harold Larwood was the tipping point of the so-called "Bodyline" series of 1932-33 when England toured Australia & ultimately won the Ashes. Amazing that this series is still so well discussed all these years later. This is an iconic image from that series. Afterwards Larwood said: "I'm sorry Bertie" to a grounded & bruised Oldfield who responded: "It's not your fault Harold!"........for some reason I love this story!

Rewind to 1933: A near riot at Adelaide Oval. Probably the classic Bodyline photo: Bill Woodfull ducks a ball from Harold Larwood in Adelaide. The ring of close fielders are there to catch the ball as the batsman fends it away from his body, with more in the deep. At times there were only two on the off side

Rewind to 1933: A near riot at Adelaide Oval. Probably the classic Bodyline photo: Bill Woodfull ducks a ball from Harold Larwood in Adelaide. The ring of close fielders are there to catch the ball as the batsman fends it away from his body, with more in the deep. At times there were only two on the off side

Bodyline 1933. Larwood, again bowling to a conventional field, struck Australia's wicketkeeper Oldfield a sickening blow. Caught in two minds how to deal with a shortish ball, Oldfield top-edged it into his head, reeling away before collapsing to the ground. Newspaper coverage of the third day of the Adelaide Test, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Adelaide, January 17, 1933

Bodyline 1933. Larwood, again bowling to a conventional field, struck Australia's wicketkeeper Oldfield a sickening blow. Caught in two minds how to deal with a shortish ball, Oldfield top-edged it into his head, reeling away before collapsing to the ground. Newspaper coverage of the third day of the Adelaide Test, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Adelaide, January 17, 1933

Bodyline. Larwood steamed in and let a thunderbolt fly, missing Woodfulls head by a slim margin. Larwoods next ball flew off the pitch and thudded sickeningly into Woodfulls chest, directly over his heart. Woodfull dropped his bat and staggered away from the pitch. In the second of silence before a roar of disapproval rose from the crowd, Jardine yelled to Larwood, Well bowled, Harold!

Bodyline. Larwood steamed in and let a thunderbolt fly, missing Woodfulls head by a slim margin. Larwoods next ball flew off the pitch and thudded sickeningly into Woodfulls chest, directly over his heart. Woodfull dropped his bat and staggered away from the pitch. In the second of silence before a roar of disapproval rose from the crowd, Jardine yelled to Larwood, Well bowled, Harold!

Douglas Jardine leads England on to the field for the second Test of the Bodyline series in Melbourne in 1933. Photograph: Hulton Deutsch/Allsport

Douglas Jardine leads England on to the field for the second Test of the Bodyline series in Melbourne in 1933. Photograph: Hulton Deutsch/Allsport

134-Stanley Joseph "Stan" McCabe played 39 Tests from 1930 to 1938. His captain Don Bradman regarded him as one of the great batsmen of the game. In 1932–33, McCabe made his breakthrough in the First Test at Sydney in the Bodyline series, scoring an unbeaten 187 in only four hours. In the First Test of the 1938 tour of England, McCabe scored 232 in four hours, including his last 72 in 28 minutes; Bradman regarded the innings as the greatest batting he ever saw. In all he scored 3746 at…

134-Stanley Joseph "Stan" McCabe played 39 Tests from 1930 to 1938. His captain Don Bradman regarded him as one of the great batsmen of the game. In 1932–33, McCabe made his breakthrough in the First Test at Sydney in the Bodyline series, scoring an unbeaten 187 in only four hours. In the First Test of the 1938 tour of England, McCabe scored 232 in four hours, including his last 72 in 28 minutes; Bradman regarded the innings as the greatest batting he ever saw. In all he scored 3746 at…

147-Leonard Stuart Darling played in 12 Tests. He bolstered Australia's for the last two Tests of the Bodyline series at Brisbane and Sydney and his 85 in Sydney was top score. He played the first 4 Tests in England in 1934 but achieved little. He had a better series in South Africa in 1935-36. Against England in 1936-37, he was only included for the New Year Test at Melbourne where he held two brilliant catches. He suddenly retired at the end of the season at age 27.

147-Leonard Stuart Darling played in 12 Tests. He bolstered Australia's for the last two Tests of the Bodyline series at Brisbane and Sydney and his 85 in Sydney was top score. He played the first 4 Tests in England in 1934 but achieved little. He had a better series in South Africa in 1935-36. Against England in 1936-37, he was only included for the New Year Test at Melbourne where he held two brilliant catches. He suddenly retired at the end of the season at age 27.


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Bodyline 1933. Larwood, again bowling to a conventional field, struck Australia's wicketkeeper Oldfield a sickening blow. Caught in two minds how to deal with a shortish ball, Oldfield top-edged it into his head, reeling away before collapsing to the ground. Newspaper coverage of the third day of the Adelaide Test, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Adelaide, January 17, 1933

Bodyline 1933. Larwood, again bowling to a conventional field, struck Australia's wicketkeeper Oldfield a sickening blow. Caught in two minds how to deal with a shortish ball, Oldfield top-edged it into his head, reeling away before collapsing to the ground. Newspaper coverage of the third day of the Adelaide Test, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Adelaide, January 17, 1933

130-Archibald "Archie" Jackson played 8 Tests as a specialist batsman between 1929 and 1931. A teenage prodigy, he debuted against England In 1929 at age 19 scoring 164 runs in the first innings to become the youngest player to score a Test century. Renowned for his elegant style similar to Victor Trumper, and Alan Kippax, his Test and first-class career coincided with the early playing years of Don Bradman with whom he was often compared.  However, he developed Tuberculosis and died age 23.

130-Archibald "Archie" Jackson played 8 Tests as a specialist batsman between 1929 and 1931. A teenage prodigy, he debuted against England In 1929 at age 19 scoring 164 runs in the first innings to become the youngest player to score a Test century. Renowned for his elegant style similar to Victor Trumper, and Alan Kippax, his Test and first-class career coincided with the early playing years of Don Bradman with whom he was often compared. However, he developed Tuberculosis and died age 23.

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