1934-35 - England vs. West Indies - Classic Series
The 1934-35 England Tour of the West Indies was a series notable for being the West Indies' first series win against England. It also contained one of England's shortest Test matches (England's effort in the 3rd Test against India in 2021 lasted a mere 170 balls longer) and featured the huge talent that was George Headley, one of West Indies finest batsman.
The games were:
1st Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 8-10, 1935
England Won by 4 wickets
2nd Test: West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Jan 24-28, 1935
West Indies Won by 217 runs
3rd Test: West Indies v England at Georgetown, Feb 14-18, 1935
4th Test: West Indies v England at Kingston, Mar 14-18, 1935
West Indies Won by an Innings and 161 runs
Note: a new ball was taken once the opposing team scored 200 runs.
England: CIJ Smith, DCH Townsend, EH Hendren, ERT Holmes, GAE Paine, J Iddon, K Farnes, LEG Ames, M Leyland, RES Wyatt, W Farrimond, WE Hollies, WR Hammond
India: CA Roach, CEL Jones, CM Christiani, EA Martindale, EE Achong, GA Headley, GC Grant, GH Mudie, GM Carew, IM Barrow, JED Sealy, JM Neblett, KL Wishart, LG Hylton, LN Constantine, OC da Costa, RL Fuller, RS Grant
This set of Advanced Player Cards is available as a downloadable PDF immediately after purchase.
Where to read more:
The Wisden Almanack Summary of the Tour and Various Match Reports and the scorecards
- An excellent article, "The Weirdest Test Match Ever", on Cricket Country gives a good account of the 1st Test.
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