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Prudential Cup '75
Official logo
Dates7 June – 21 June 1975
Administrator(s)International Cricket Conference
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round robin and knockout
Host(s) England
Champions West Indies (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
Attendance158,000 (10,533 per match)
Most runsNew Zealand Glenn Turner (333)
Most wicketsAustralia Gary Gilmour (11)

The 1975 Cricket World Cup (officially called the Prudential Cup '75) was the inaugural men's Cricket World Cup, and the first major tournament in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organised by the International Cricket Conference (ICC), it took place in England between 7 June and 21 June 1975.

The tournament was sponsored by Prudential Assurance Company and had eight participating countries: the six Test-playing teams of the time – Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, the West Indies – and the two leading Associate nations at the time – Sri Lanka and East Africa. The teams were divided into two groups of four, with each team playing each other in their group once; the top two from each group qualified for the semi-finals, with the winners of these matches meeting in the final. Each match consisted of 60 overs per team and was played in traditional white clothing and with red balls; all were played and ended in daylight.

England and New Zealand finished as the top two teams in Group A, while the West Indies finished top of the Group B table ahead of Australia as the four teams qualified through to the semi-finals. After Australia defeated England and the West Indies defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals, the West Indies which came into the tournament as favourites, defeated Australia in the final at Lord's by 17 runs to become the first World Cup winners. New Zealand batsman, Glenn Turner was the top run-scorer for the tournament with 333 runs, whilst Australian bowler Gary Gilmour was the top wicket-taker with 11 wickets despite only playing in the final two matches.


The first multilateral cricket competition at international level was the 1912 Triangular Tournament in England. This was played between the three test nations at the time – England, Australia and South Africa. The concept was later dropped because of inclement weather and a lack of public interest.[1] The first one-day match to occur was in 1962 when four English county cricket teams filled in a gap to play in a limited overs knockout competition. It was won by Northamptonshire who defeated Leicestershire by five wickets.[2]

The limited-over format had been used in what sponsors marketed as a 'World Cricket Cup' in England in 1966 and 1967, contested between England, a Rest of the World XI, and a touring team (the West Indies in 1966 and Pakistan in 1967). The marketing of the event was clearly influenced by the hosting of the 1966 FIFA World Cup in the same country. The 1966 'World Cricket Cup' was won by England,[3] that in 1967 by the Rest of the World.[4] A report in the Cricketer implied that the last such match in this "Triangular Tournament", between Pakistan and the Rest of the World was neither well-attended nor taken entirely seriously: "It was a pity that a larger crowd was not present ... Sobers took the Cup and the World Xl took the gold medals. They must have enjoyed their holiday".[5]

It was not until 1971 that the first official One Day International (ODI) took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as a replacement for the third test of the 1970–71 Ashes series between Australia and England. This was due to a deluge of rain that had affected the match for the first three days of the test.[6] The match was a forty over match with each over being eight deliveries. After England made 190 from 39.4 overs, Australia chased the target at a steady rate to secure the match with 42 balls remaining.[7] Two years later at Lord's during the 1973 Women's Cricket World Cup, plans were made for a men's tournament to take place in 1975. The tournament was planned to involve all the Test nations at the time in two group stages with the top two in each group qualifying for the knockout stage with the final at Lord's.[8]


The format of the 1975 Cricket World Cup had the eight teams split into two groups of four, with each team playing the others in their group once. Each match was played over 60 overs per side with group stage matches scheduled to take place between 7 and 14 June.[9] Each match was played entirely during day, with a cut off time of 7.30 pm. Three days were allocated to each match with each able to be continued if they were halted for rain or bad light.[10]

The top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals on 18 June, with the winners qualifying for the final at Lord's on 21 June.[10]


The eight teams which participated in the tournament.
  Qualified as ICC full member

Eight teams were invited to compete at the World Cup: the six full members of the International Cricket Conference (ICC), and two other sides – Sri Lanka and East Africa. South Africa was not allowed to complete due to the sporting boycott of the country which took place during apartheid era, the ICC having placed a moratorium on tours of the country in 1970.[8][11]

Before the competition began the teams were split into two groups.[12] The ICC made the decision to place the two teams which were not Test playing countries in separate groups. They also decided to place England and Australia in separate groups and to do the same with India and Pakistan.[10][13]

Team Method of qualification Group
 Australia Full member B
 East Africa Invitation A
 England Full member and host A
 India Full member A
 New Zealand Full member A
 Pakistan Full member B
 Sri Lanka Invitation B
 West Indies Full member B


The final of the tournament was played at Lord's in London.

Six grounds were used to host matches during the tournament. The announcement of venues began on 26 July 1973 when the ICC announced that the tournament would be played, with Lord's as the venue for the final.[8] The remaining venues were announced on 5 November 1974, with the scheduling for the tournament announced alongside that for the five county cricket tournaments that would take place during the 1975 season.[9]

Other than Lord's, which hosted only one group stage match, and The Oval which hosted three, each of the grounds was used for two matches during the group stage. Headingley and The Oval were the grounds chosen for the two semi-finals.[9]

City Ground Capacity
London Lord's 25,000[14]
London The Oval 23,500[citation needed]
Birmingham Edgbaston 20,000[13]
Manchester Old Trafford 19,000[citation needed]
Nottingham Trent Bridge 15,350[citation needed]
Leeds Headingley 21,000[13]


Before the competition began each team named a squad of 14 players.[10][15]


Heading into the first Cricket World Cup, the Ladbrokes betting agency had the West Indies as the favourites at 9–4. This was followed by England at 11–4 with Pakistan and Australia in third and fourth respectively. East Africa was last in the betting odds at 1500–1.[16] Before the tournament, most of the teams played in warm-up matches against English county sides to get used to the English conditions with most of the national teams getting wins. Only East Africa,[17] Sri Lanka[18] and India lost at least one warm-up match before the tournament.[19] Australia played in Canada, losing to Eastern Canada and drawing with Toronto, before heading to England.[20][21]

Eight days before the World Cup, the ICC declared in a unanimous decision that any of the balls that went over a batsman's head would be called wide due to the fast short-pitched bowling.[22]

Group stage[edit]


The opening round of matches took place on 7 June with four matches being played. The match at Lord's saw England deliver the highest score by a team in the 60 over match with 334 runs being scored. Dennis Amiss top scored for the English with 137 from 147 balls helped by Keith Fletcher and Chris Old who each recorded a half-century. In response, Sunil Gavaskar batted through the entire innings for only 36 runs in which Gulabrai Ramchand thought that he was doing some batting practice.[23] Australia opened their campaign with a win against Pakistan at Headingley with a 73-run victory. This was due to Dennis Lillee's five-wicket haul which brought Pakistan's hope of a win crashing down as they collapsed from 181 for four to be all out for 205. Earlier, Ross Edwards top scored for Australia with 80 as he aided the Australians in getting 94 runs from the last 13 overs to bring Australia to 278 for seven from their 60 overs.[24][25] The other two matches saw easy wins for the West Indies and New Zealand. For Glenn Turner, he occupied the crease during the whole New Zealand innings as he top scored with 171 as New Zealand won by 181 runs over East Africa. The West Indies took a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka who became the first team to score under 100 runs in a One Day International.[26]

Despite missing two players due to operation – Asif Iqbal – and examinations – Imran Khan – Pakistan was not fazed by the missing players in the second round of games with the team scoring 266 for seven from their 60 overs with standing captain Majid Khan top scoring for Pakistan with 60.[27] In response, the West Indies fell to 166 for eight which included a period of three wickets for only 10 runs as Bernard Julien, Clive Lloyd and Keith Boyce all losing their wickets. But the last wicket pair of Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts stole the match away as the West Indies won by a wicket off the final over.[28] The other match in Group B saw Australia claim their second victory, but it was not all smooth with the Australian captain Ian Chappell remarking in an interview that the English media was trying to unsettle Australia's plans due to the Jeff Thomson no-ball problem with Chappell saying: "I've seen this sort of thing before in England".[29] On the field, Alan Turner scored a century as Australia ended with 328 with Sri Lanka falling 52 runs short as John Mason from The Daily Telegraph stated that they might not have many new admirers with their short ball stuff sending two Sri Lankan batsman to hospital.[30][31] Group A saw two convincing wins to England and India. At Trent Bridge, Keith Fletcher top scored for England with 131 as he guided the English to their second victory and going to the lead of the group table with an 80-run win over New Zealand.[32] The other match in Group A saw 720 spectators observe India record a 10-wicket victory with Madan Lal taking three wickets for India in which East Africa fell only 120.[33]

With the match sold out four days in advance,[34] the West Indies took on Australia to see who would finish top of Group B. With the ball swinging in the air, the pair of Rod Marsh and Ross Edwards guided Australia to 192 with a 99-run partnership for the sixth wicket after Australia fell to 61/5. In response, the West Indies went on to take a seven-wicket victory with Alvin Kallicharran top scoring with 78, which included a period of 31 runs of nine Dennis Lillee deliveries as the West Indies finished top of Group B.[35] Pakistan ended their tournament with a 192-run victory over Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge with half centuries to Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan and Sadiq Mohammad.[36] In Group A, New Zealand sealed their spot in the semi-finals with a four-wicket victory over India off the back of a century from Glenn Turner as he hit twelve fours on his way to an unbeaten innings of 114.[37] The other match in Group A saw England clinch a 196-run victory over East Africa; England scored 290/5 from their 60 overs off the back of a 158-run opening partnership between Dennis Amiss and Barry Wood before a bowling attack led by John Snow (taking 4 for 11 from his 12 overs) ran through the East Africans, who were bowled out for 94 in 52.3 overs. Only Ramesh Sethi offered much resistance, lasting for 32 overs to score 30.[38]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
1  England 3 3 0 0 0 12 4.944
2  New Zealand 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.071
3  India 3 1 2 0 0 4 3.237
4  East Africa 3 0 3 0 0 0 1.900
Source: ESPNcricinfo
7 June 1975
334/4 (60 overs)
132/3 (60 overs)
England won by 202 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: David Constant (Eng) and John Langridge (Eng)
Player of the match: Dennis Amiss (Eng)
Dennis Amiss 137 (147)
Syed Abid Ali 2/58 (12 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 37 (59)
Peter Lever 1/16 (10 overs)
7 June 1975
New Zealand 
309/5 (60 overs)
 East Africa
128/8 (60 overs)
New Zealand won by 181 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Dickie Bird (Eng) and Arthur Fagg (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn Turner (NZ)
Glenn Turner 171 (201)
Parbhu Nana 1/34 (12 overs)
Frasat Ali 45 (123)
Dayle Hadlee 3/21 (12 overs)
11 June 1975
266/6 (60 overs)
 New Zealand
186 (60 overs)
England won by 80 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Bill Alley (Eng) and Tom Spencer (Eng)
Player of the match: Keith Fletcher (Eng)
Keith Fletcher 131 (147)
Richard Collinge 2/43 (12 overs)
John Morrison 55 (85)
Tony Greig 4/45 (12 overs)
11 June 1975
East Africa 
120 (55.3 overs)
123/0 (29.5 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Dickie Bird (Eng) and Arthur Jepson (Eng)
Player of the match: Farokh Engineer (Ind)
Jawahir Shah 37 (84)
Madan Lal 3/15 (9.3 overs)
14 June 1975
290/5 (60 overs)
 East Africa
94 (52.3 overs)
England won by 196 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Bill Alley (Eng) and John Langridge (Eng)
Player of the match: John Snow (Eng)
Dennis Amiss 88 (116)
Zulfiqar Ali 3/63 (12 overs)
Ramesh Sethi 30 (102)
John Snow 4/11 (12 overs)
14 June 1975
230 (60 overs)
 New Zealand
233/6 (58.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Lloyd Budd (Eng) and Arthur Fagg (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn Turner (NZ)
Syed Abid Ali 70 (98)
Brian McKechnie 3/49 (12 overs)
Glenn Turner 114* (177)
Syed Abid Ali 2/35 (12 overs)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
1  West Indies 3 3 0 0 0 12 4.346
2  Australia 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.433
3  Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 4 4.450
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.778
Source: ESPNcricinfo
7 June 1975
278/7 (60 overs)
205 (53 overs)
Australia won by 73 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Bill Alley (Eng) and Tom Spencer (Eng)
Player of the match: Dennis Lillee (AUS)
Ross Edwards 80* (94)
Naseer Malik 2/37 (12 overs)
Majid Khan 65 (76)
Dennis Lillee 5/34 (12 overs)
7 June 1975
Sri Lanka 
86 (37.2 overs)
 West Indies
87/1 (20.4 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Lloyd Budd (Eng) and Arthur Jepson (Eng)
Player of the match: Bernard Julien (WI)
Somachandra de Silva 21 (54)
Bernard Julien 2/16 (12 overs)
Roy Fredericks 33 (38)
Somachandra de Silva 1/33 (8 overs)
11 June 1975
328/5 (60 overs)
 Sri Lanka
276/4 (60 overs)
Australia won by 52 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Lloyd Budd (Eng) and Arthur Fagg (Eng)
Player of the match: Alan Turner (AUS)
Alan Turner 101 (113)
Somachandra de Silva 2/60 (12 overs)
Sunil Wettimuny 53 (102)
Ian Chappell 2/14 (4 overs)
11 June 1975
266/7 (60 overs)
 West Indies
267/9 (59.4 overs)
West Indies won by 1 wicket
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: David Constant (Eng) and John Langridge (Eng)
Player of the match: Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak)
Majid Khan 60 (108)
Viv Richards 1/21 (4 overs)
Deryck Murray 61* (76)
Sarfraz Nawaz 4/44 (12 overs)
14 June 1975
192 (53.4 overs)
 West Indies
195/3 (46 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Dickie Bird (Eng) and David Constant (Eng)
Player of the match: Alvin Kallicharran (WI)
Ross Edwards 58 (74)
Andy Roberts 3/39 (10.4 overs)
Alvin Kallicharran 78 (83)
Ashley Mallett 1/35 (11 overs)
14 June 1975
330/6 (60 overs)
 Sri Lanka
138 (50.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 192 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Arthur Jepson (Eng) and Tom Spencer (Eng)
Player of the match: Zaheer Abbas (Pak)
Zaheer Abbas 97 (89)
Tony Opatha 2/67 (12 overs)
Anura Tennekoon 30 (36)
Imran Khan 3/15 (7.1 overs)

Knockout stage[edit]

The knockout stage of the Cricket World Cup consisted of two single-elimination rounds leading to a final. If the match was delayed due to rain there were two reserve days to play out the match.[8]

18 June – Leeds
21 June – London (Lord's)
18 June – London (Oval)
 West Indies291/8
 New Zealand158
 West Indies159/5


The first semi-final was between England and Australia at Headingley. For Australia, their one change in bringing in Gary Gilmour for Ashley Mallett proved critical in booking Australia's spot into the final. This was due to the grassy pitch that both captains would criticise after the match. After Australia elected to field first, Gilmour took six wickets for 14 runs as he had England at 37 for seven after he bowled his 12 overs. Mike Denness attempted to bring England back but would lose his wicket as England fell for 93. In the run-chase, Australia collapsed to 39 for six before Gilmour partnered with Doug Walters as they chased the remaining runs to earn Australia a berth in the final.[39]

The second semi-final was between the West Indies and New Zealand at The Oval. Batting first, New Zealand reached 92 for only one loss at the lunch break. After lunch though, they collapsed to 158 with Geoff Howarth top scoring for New Zealand with 51, while Bernard Julien was the top wicket taker with four wickets.[40] In the run chase, a 125-run second wicket partnership between Alvin Kallicharran (top scoring with 72) and Gordon Greenidge (55 runs) laid the foundation for a five-wicket victory with Richard Collinge being the only bowler to be troublesome for the West Indies with figures of three for 28 runs from his twelve overs.[41]

18 June 1975
93 (36.2 overs)
94/6 (28.4 overs)
Mike Denness 27 (60)
Gary Gilmour 6/14 (12 overs)
Gary Gilmour 28* (28)
Chris Old 3/29 (7 overs)
Australia won by 4 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Bill Alley (Eng) and David Constant (Eng)
Player of the match: Gary Gilmour (Aus)

18 June 1975
New Zealand 
158 (52.2 overs)
 West Indies
159/5 (40.1 overs)
Geoff Howarth 51 (93)
Bernard Julien 4/27 (12 overs)
Alvin Kallicharran 72 (92)
Richard Collinge 3/28 (12 overs)
West Indies won by 5 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Lloyd Budd (Eng) and Arthur Fagg (Eng)
Player of the match: Alvin Kallicharran (WI)


The final match on 21 June was sold out three days beforehand.[42] With the West Indies being favourites for the match, they were asked by Ian Chappell to bat first and would go on to score 291 for eight wickets from 60 overs. After being given a second chance from a Ross Edwards dropped chance at mid-wicket, Clive Lloyd went on to top score for the West Indies with 102.[43] Gary Gilmour was the best of the Australian bowlers with five wickets for 48 runs. In response, Ian Chappell scored a half-century to set up the foundation for Australia before three run-outs from the hands of Viv Richards put the pressure on Australia as they collapsed to 233 for nine.[43] A final-wicket partnership of 41 from Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson brought Australia within 18 runs of victory. But a fifth run-out of the innings saw Australia bowled out for 274 and would see the West Indies win by 17 runs, claiming the first men's World Cup.[44]

21 June 1975
West Indies 
291/8 (60 overs)
274 (58.4 overs)
Clive Lloyd 102 (85)
Gary Gilmour 5/48 (12 overs)
Ian Chappell 62 (93)
Keith Boyce 4/50 (12 overs)
West Indies won by 17 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Dickie Bird (Eng) and Tom Spencer (Eng)
Player of the match: Clive Lloyd (WI)


Glenn Turner of New Zealand ended the tournament as the leading run scorer for the 1975 edition with his 333 runs coming in four games which included an unbeaten 171 against East Africa, which was also the highest score of the tournament. In second place was English player Dennis Amiss with Pakistan's Majid Khan rounding out the top three.[45] Australian player Gary Gilmour was the tournament's leading wicket taker with 11 wickets from his two games, which included the best tournament figures in the semi-finals when he took six wickets for 14 against England. Bernard Julien and Keith Boyce (both from the West Indies) finished in second place, both getting 10 wickets for the tournament.[46]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Innings Runs High score
Glenn Turner  New Zealand 4 333 171 *
Dennis Amiss  England 4 243 137
Majid Khan  Pakistan 3 209 84
Keith Fletcher  England 3 207 131
Alan Turner  Australia 5 201 101

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Matches Wickets Best innings bowling
Gary Gilmour  Australia 2 11 6/14
Bernard Julien  West Indies 5 10 4/20
Keith Boyce  West Indies 5 10 4/50
Dayle Hadlee  New Zealand 4 8 3/21
Andy Roberts  West Indies 5 8 3/39

Further reading[edit]

  • Browning, Mark (1999). A complete history of World Cup Cricket. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7318-0833-9.


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  11. ^ Booth D (1998) The race game : sport and politics in South Africa p 99. London: Frank Cass.
  12. ^ Prudential cup prize money totals £9,000, The Times, 14 January 1975, p. 9. (Available online at The Times Digital Archive. Retrieved 22 November 2023.)
  13. ^ a b c Williamson M (2015) The birth of the World Cup, CricInfo, 31 January 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
  14. ^ Woodcock J (1975) West Indies the biggest danger to themselves, The Times, 21 June 1975, p. 21. (Available online at The Times Digital Archive. Retrieved 22 November 2023.)
  15. ^ Robinson, Higgs dropped for World Cup, The Canberra Times, 6 June 1975. (Available online at Trove. Retrieved 21 November 2023.)
  16. ^ Browning (1999), p. 5
  17. ^ "East African Hammered". The Daily Telegraph. England. 3 June 1975. p. 26.
  18. ^ "Australians Name their Squad". The Daily Telegraph. England. 5 June 1975. p. 30.
  19. ^ "One-Day Tour Matches". The Daily Telegraph. England. 6 June 1975. p. 26.
  20. ^ "Loss to Canadians spur Ian Chappell". The Sydney Morning Herald. Toronto. 26 May 1975.
  21. ^ "Cricket hosts left off hook". The Sydney Morning Herald. Toronto. 29 May 1975.
  22. ^ "Overhead Wides". The Daily Telegraph. England. 31 May 1975. p. 25.
  23. ^ Melford, Michael (9 June 1975). "England's Superb Effort Brings out Worst in India". The Daily Telegraph. Lord's. p. 18.
  24. ^ Bevington, Henry (9 June 1975). "Australians prove their real power". The Daily Telegraph. Headingley. p. 18.
  25. ^ Browning (1999), p. 12
  26. ^ Browning (1999), pp. 10–11
  27. ^ Browning (1999), p. 17
  28. ^ Lewis, Tony (12 June 1975). "Last-Wicket Stand Snatches Victory from Pakistan". The Daily Telegraph. Edgbaston. p. 30.
  29. ^ "Captain's comment". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 June 1975. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  30. ^ Mason, John (12 June 1975). "Bruised Sri Lanka Just Fail". The Daily Telegraph. The Oval. p. 30.
  31. ^ Browning (1999), pp. 15–16
  32. ^ Melford, Michael (12 June 1975). "Brilliant Fletcher too much for New Zealand". The Daily Telegraph. Trent Bridge. p. 30.
  33. ^ Browning (1999), pp. 14–15
  34. ^ "Australia & W. Indies Game Sold out". The Daily Telegraph. Surrey. 10 June 1975. p. 26.
  35. ^ Melford, Michael (16 June 1975). "Lillee is Tamed and W. Indies Gain Famous Victory". The Daily Telegraph. The Oval. p. 22.
  36. ^ Browning (1999), p. 22
  37. ^ Stevenson, Mike (15 June 1975). "Masterful Turner rides Ali punch". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 30.
  38. ^ Booth, Michael (15 June 1975). "Snow chills the Africans". The Sunday Times. Edgbaston. p. 24.
  39. ^ Woodcock, John (19 June 1975). "England swung out by Gilmour". The Times. Headingley. p. 8.
  40. ^ Gibson, Alan (19 June 1975). "Hardly a tremor goes round the Oval world". The Times. The Oval. p. 8.
  41. ^ Lewis, Tony (19 June 1975). "Kallicharran helps Caribbean artistry prevail". The Daily Telegraph. The Oval. p. 30.
  42. ^ "World Cup sell out". The Times. 18 June 1975. p. 8.
  43. ^ a b Woodcock, John (23 June 1975). "The great day when London was Lloyd's". The Times. p. 11.
  44. ^ Browning (1999), p. 30
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