Australian cricket team in England in 1993The Australian cricket team toured England in 1993 aiming to retain The Ashes for a second consecutive occasion, having successfully defended them on home turf in the 1990/91 season.
Six Test matches were scheduled, of which Australia won four and England one, with one match drawn. Australia won the Texaco Trophy series that preceded the Tests 3-0. The gulf in quality between the sides was vast, and was emphasised by the fact that nine of Australia's team played all six tests, while England used 24 players in the series, including seven debutants. One of the surprises among the inconsistent selection was the regular selection of Alec Stewart as wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman, rather than a specialist wicketkeeper that would allow Stewart to open the batting.
Coming off a complete mauling in the sub-continent, England were low in confidence, and even their star performer in India and Sri Lanka, Graeme Hick, was still considered to be fighting for his place, judging by comments to the media by coach Keith Fletcher. Graham Gooch resigned the captaincy after the Fourth Test, once the series was decided, and Mike Atherton led the side in the final two tests, winning the Sixth, at The Oval.
Australian cricket team in England in 1993
Australian cricket team in England in 1993 ResultsTest matches
First Test (3-7 June)-Australia won by 179 run
Second Test (17-21 June)-Australia won by an innings and 62 runs
Third Test (1-6 July)-Match Drawn
Fourth Test (22-26 July)-Australia won by an innings and 148 runs
Fifth Test (5-9 August)-Australia won by 8 wickets
Sixth Test (19-23 August)-England won by 161 runs
First ODI (19 May)-Australia won by 4 runs
Second ODI (21 May)-Australia won by 6 wickets
Third ODI (23 May)-Australia won by 19 runs