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Cricket and the Ashes
Ashes History


1964 Ashes
Ken Barrington's double century helps England secure a draw in a high-scoring Test at Old Trafford. England - with Barrington's 256 and a knock of 174 by Ted Dexter - scored 611 in reply to Australia's 656 for 8 declared.
While not a thrilling Test, it gave England fans a chance to see Barrington at his best. This was his first Test century in England, having hit nine abroad.

23-year-old Geoffrey Boycott scores his first Test century for England, in the drawn final Test at the Oval in 1964.
Australia won that series but Boycott would go on to score seven Ashes centuries in all and 22 centuries in his Test career.

England fast bowler Fred Trueman becomes the first player to take 300 Test wickets after dismissing Neil Hawke in the drawn Fifth Test at the Oval in 1964.
"I felt like a child with a new birthday present...it was a wonderful feeling," he tells Alan McGilvray afterwards.
Trueman finished with 307 Test wickets at an average of 21.57.