English cricket team in Australia in 1978–79

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The England cricket team toured Australia in the 1978-79 season to play a six-match Test series against Australia for The Ashes. England won the series 5-1, thereby retaining The Ashes.

This series was often over shadowed by Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket which meant many players from both sides were absent, including Greg Chappell. Australia were more handicapped which opened the way for England and their captain Mike Brearley.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]


  1. ^ The Ashes by Dean Haynes

Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993