Famous Moments at Headingley Carnegie
Yorkshire and England have enjoyed some tremendous matches and some memorable individual and team performances at Headingley Carnegie.
In 1902, Yorkshire beat the touring Australians by 5 wickets, after dismissing them for 23 in their second innings, with George Herbert Hirst and Stanley Jackson taking 5 wickets each.
Spinner Hedley Verity took 10 wickets for 10 runs in 1932 for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire, still the best bowling analysis ever in first-class cricket. Verity had also taken all ten against Warwickshire at Headingley in 1931.
Don Bradman's innings of 334 in the 1930 Ashes Test included 309 runs on the first day, and he followed it in the Australians' next test at Headingley in 1934 with an innings of 304. In 1948, Australia scored 404 for three on the last day to beat England. Arthur Morris scored 182 and Bradman scored 173 not out.
Early on Tuesday 19 August 1975 head groundsman, George Cawthray discovered that campaigners calling for the release from prison of George Davis had dug holes in the pitch and poured oil over one end of the wicket, This led to the final match between England and Australia being abandoned, it was declared a draw denying England of the chance to win back the Ashes.
In the 1977 Ashes test, Geoffrey Boycott scored his one hundredth first-class century.
In 1981, Headingley provided the stage for one of the most dramatic comeback in Test cricket, when England beat Australia by 18 runs. The bookies quoted odds of 500-1 against an England victory after they followed on 227 runs behind and then collapsed to 135-7 in their second innings. Ian Botham scored 149 not out, and then Bob Willis took 8-43 with the ball, and England won. Two members of the Australian team had taken the 500-1 odds. This was only the second time in the entire history of Test cricket that a side had followed-on and won; something which would not occur again until 2001.
In the Test of 1991, Graham Gooch scored a match-winning 154 not out, carrying his bat throughout England's second innings of 252, against West Indies.
In a game they had to win to stay in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, the eventual cup-winners Australia chased down South Africa's 271-7 after being 48-3. Steve Waugh, who had been dropped by Herschelle Gibbs as he attempted to throw the ball up in celebration, scored 120 not out. He was alleged to have told Gibbs: “You've just dropped the World Cup.”
In 2000, England dismissed the West Indies for 61 to win by an innings inside two days, with Andrew Caddick taking four wickets in an over. England won again in 2007, as Ryan Sidebottom claimed match figures of 8-86 as England subjected the Windies to their worst Test defeat ever, an innings and 283 runs.
In August 2001, England successfully chased 315 to beat Australia, with Mark Butcher scoring an unbeaten 173 as England won by six wickets.
Australia gained revenge in August 2009 in the 4th Ashes Test when they beat England in 2½ days by an innings and 80 runs.
In 2010 Headingley played host to the 2nd MCC Spirit of Cricket Test Match between Pakistan and Australia, which the Pakistan side won.
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