Shot stories

All in a frame

When Australia's last wicket fell at The Oval in the 1968 Ashes, everyone on the field was captured in the memorable tableau

John Edrich: "A veritable pocket Atlas with huge forearms," as described by Alan Knott, Edrich had already scored four fifties in the series. Unlike the other batsmen, he was untroubled by debutant offspinner Ashley Mallett's turn and bounce, and scored his first Test hundred in front of his home crowd.

Basil D'Oliveira: Picked for the Test as an injury replacement, he made the most of his chance, scoring 158, an innings that got him into the MCC side for the tour of South Africa, which would subsequently change the face of that country's cricket forever.

Derek Underwood: The final delivery was an arm ball, from round the wicket. "The ball pitched and skidded. I don't think I beat the bat more than two or three times. It was just the pressure with everyone around the bat that led to the wickets falling," Underwood said of his 7 for 50.

John Inverarity: In only his second Test, Inverarity showed great concentration on a wet, slow pitch, even as eight or nine fielders surrounded him for the final 70 minutes as he lost partners at the other end. With six minutes and one wicket left, he padded one from Derek Underwood and was trapped leg before.

Charlie Elliott: Umpire Elliott was clearly a bit of a fan, muttering, "Well played - my god, you are going to cause some problems", when Dolly got to his fifty. Elliott was also the umpire when Underwood got his best match figures of 13 for 71, against Pakistan at Lord's in 1974.

Colin Milburn: This was Milburn's second-last Test. He scored an attacking century in the Karachi Test in March 1969 but the match was called off due to rioting on day three. Two months after that, he was involved in a car accident, lost the use of his left eye, and was lost to cricket.