500-1: The Miracle of Headingley '81

Robert Steen, A. McLellan

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored


The events of 1981 hold a matchless place in the hearts of English cricket fans. For the only time in nearly fifty years, the whole country stood transfixed by the course of a Test series. Over the course of that summer, during the Third Test, England came from 1-0 down to retain the Ashes 3-1. The events of that match, and the exploits of Ian Botham, Bob Willis, Mike Brearley, and Terry Alderman bear constant retelling, and 500-1 uses contemporary newspaper, TV, and radio reports to recreate the fevered atmosphere of the series.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBBC Worldwide
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9780563538202
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2001


  • cricket
  • Ashes
  • Botham
  • Thatcher
  • Brearley


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