Frank Worrell Trophy

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The Frank Worrell Trophy
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Test cricket
First tournament 1960–61
Next tournament 2014–15
Tournament format Test Series
Number of teams 2
Current trophy holder  Australia
Most successful  Australia (10)
Most runs West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara (2,815)
Most wickets West Indies Cricket Board Courtney Walsh (135)

The Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded for the winner of the West IndiesAustralia Test match series in cricket.

The trophy is named after the former West Indies captain Sir Frank Worrell, and was first awarded at the end of the 1960–61 series.[1] The cricket Board of Control and Sir Donald Bradman commissioned former Test cricketer and professional jeweller Ernie McCormick to create a perpetual trophy. The trophy was to be presented to the winning captain of each Test series between Australia and the West Indies.

The trophy's design incorporated a ball used in the Tied Test. Along with The Ashes, The Frank Worrell Trophy, is considered to be one of the most respected trophies in the world of cricket.

Timeline[edit]

List of Frank Worrell Trophy series[edit]

Series Season Played in First match Tests
played
Tests won
by Australia
Tests won
by West Indies
Tests
drawn
Series
result
Holder at
series end
1 1960–61 Australia 9 December 1960 5 2 1 1* Australia Australia
2 1964–65 West Indies 3 March 1965 5 1 2 2 West Indies West Indies
3 1968–69 Australia 6 December 1968 5 3 1 1 Australia Australia
4 1972–73 West Indies 16 February 1973 5 2 0 3
5 1975–76 Australia 28 November 1975 6 5 1 0
6 1977–78 West Indies 3 March 1978 5 1 3 1 West Indies West Indies
7 1979–80 Australia 1 December 1979 3 0 2 1
8 1981–82 Australia 26 December 1981 3 1 1 1 Drawn
9 1983–84 West Indies 2 March 1984 5 0 3 2 West Indies
10 1984–85 Australia 9 November 1984 5 1 3 1
11 1988–89 Australia 18 November 1988 5 1 3 1
12 1990–91 West Indies 1 March 1991 5 1 2 2
13 1992–93 Australia 27 November 1992 5 1 2 2
14 1994–95 West Indies 31 March 1995 4 2 1 1 Australia Australia
15 1996–97 Australia 22 November 1996 5 3 2 0
16 1998–99 West Indies 5 March 1999 4 2 2 0 Drawn
17 2000–01 Australia 23 November 2000 5 5 0 0 Australia
18 2002–03 West Indies 10 April 2003 4 3 1 0
19 2005–06 Australia 3 November 2005 3 3 0 0
20 2008 West Indies 22 May 2008 3 2 0 1
21 2009–10 Australia 26 November 2009 3 2 0 1
22 2011–12 West Indies 7 April 2012 3 2 0 1

Summary of wins and draws[edit]

Totals up to and including the 2009–10 series in Australia
Played Won by
Australia
Won by
West Indies
Drawn
Tests 96 41 (44%) 30 (32%) 22 (23%)
Series 22 11 (52%) 8 (38%) 2 (9%)

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