Yesterday’s Papers Today: the Adelaide Test 1932-33

Third Test, Adelaide, January 13-19 1933: England 341 and 412, Australia 222 and 193. England won by 338 runs.

One of the most infamous Test matches in the history of contests between Australia and England began on Friday the Thirteenth of January 1933. The timeless Test ended the following Thursday in a decisive England victory and the unfolding of an international incident.

Legendary journalist Hugh Buggy covered the Test for Adelaide’s evening newspaper, The News. He is believed to be the first person to use the term “bodyline” to describe leg theory bowling. Thanks to the National Library of Australia’s digital archive, Trove, his reports are here:

 

 

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