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English cricket team in Australia in 1990–91

The England cricket team toured Australia in the 1990–91 season to play a five-match Test series against Australia for the 1990–91 Ashes series. Whilst on tour, the English team played ten other first-class matches and participated in the three-way World Series Cup against Australia and New Zealand.

The England team was captained by Graham Gooch.


  • Test series summary 1
  • Other first-class matches 2
  • World Series Cup 3
  • External sources 4
  • Annual reviews 5
  • Further reading 6

Test series summary

Australia won the Test series 3-0 with two matches drawn and therefore retained The Ashes they had won in 1989:

Other first-class matches


  • 25 - WACA President's XI - Perth, Western Australia - England won by 6 wickets
  • 30 - Western Australia Combined XI - Perth, Australia - WAC XI won by 3 wickets


  • 2-5 - Western Australia - Perth, Western Australia - match drawn
  • 9-12 - South Australia - Adelaide, South Australia - South Australia won by 6 wickets
  • 14 - Tasmania - Hobart, Tasmania - England won by 8 wickets
  • 16-19 - An Australian XI - Hobart, Australia - match drawn


  • 4 - Prime Minister's XI - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - PM's XI won by 31 runs
  • 20-23 - Victoria - Ballarat, Victoria - match drawn


  • 13-16 - New South Wales - Albury, New South Wales - NSW won by 6 wickets
  • 19-22 - Queensland - Carrarra, Queensland - England won by 10 wickets

World Series Cup

England also played in the World Series Cup triangular tournament with Australia and New Zealand. England finished third in the table not qualifying for the finals.


  • 1 v New Zealand, Adelaide Oval - New Zealand by 7 runs
  • 7 v New Zealand, WACA, Perth - England by 4 wickets
  • 9 v Australia, WACA, Perth - Australia by 6 wickets
  • 13 v New Zealand, Sydney Cricket Ground - England by 33 runs
  • 15 v New Zealand, Gabba, Brisbane - New Zealand by 8 wickets
  • 16 v Australia, Gabba, Brisbane - Australia by 37 runs


  • 1 v Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground - Australia by 68 runs
  • 10 v Australia, Melbourne Cricket Ground - Australia by 3 runs
  • England failed to qualify for the finals.

External sources

  • CricketArchive – tour itinerary

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
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