Australian cricket team in England in 1980

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The Australian cricket team in England in 1980 played 5 first-class matches including the Centenary Test to mark 100 years of Test cricket in England. It was during the Centenary Test that John Arlott gave his last commentary for the BBC's Test Match Special.

Australian Squad[edit]

The Australian squad selected for the tour by Sam Loxton, Alan Davidson, Phil Ridings and Ray Lindwall was as follows:

Peter Toohey, Julien Wiener and Rick McCosker were considered unlucky to miss selection. Jim Higgs declared himself unable to tour.[1]

Tour summary[edit]


  1. ^ "CRICKET Surprises in England tour squad selection.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 2 May 1980. p. 24. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]