1975 Cricket World Cup

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1975 ICC Cricket World Cup (Prudential World Cup)
Dates 7 June – 21 June
Administrator(s) International Cricket Conference
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round robin and Knockout
Host(s) England
Champions  West Indies (1st title)
Participants 8
Matches played 15
Attendance 158,000 (10,533 per match)
Most Runs New Zealand Glenn Turner (333)
Most wickets Australia Gary Gilmour (11)
1979

The 1975 Cricket World Cup (officially called the Prudential Cup) was the first edition of the Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Conference (ICC). It was held from 7 to 21 June 1975 in England.

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 and the West Indies), plus Sri Lanka and, for the only time, East Africa. The teams were divided into two groups of four, with each team playing the other teams 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 during the day and hence started early.

England, New Zealand, the West Indies and Australia were the teams to qualify for the semi-finals, making this the only World Cup thus far in which no team from the Indian subcontinent made this stage. Australia defeated England and the West Indies beat New Zealand, before the West Indies, the pre-tournament favourites, defeated Australia in the final at Lord's by 17 runs to become the first World Cup winners.

The opening match of the tournament featured one of the most bizarre batting efforts in one-day history, by India's Sunil Gavaskar. After England scored 334/4, with Dennis Amiss making 137, Gavaskar batted through the full 60 overs for 36 not out, prompting several pitch invasions from unhappy Indian fans.

Format[edit]

The format of the first world cup was 2 groups of four teams each, and each team playing each other. The top two team from each group then advance to the Semi Finals where the winners then advance (qualified) to the finals.

The first Cricket World Cup was played in England on seven different venues. A total of 16 matches were played in the 1975 Cricket World Cup including 2 Semifinals and a Final match.[1]

Participants[edit]

England hosted the each of the first three competitions. The ICC decided that England should host the first tournament because it was ready to put the resources needed in organising the inaugural event. India proposed that it should host the third Cricket World Cup, but most ICC members believed England was a more suitable venue because longer period of daylight in June. This meant that a match could be completed in one day.[2]

The following 8 teams qualified for the final tournament. Sri Lanka and East Africa were the only two teams without Test status.

Venues[edit]

London London
Lord's Cricket Ground The Oval
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 23,500
Lord's Pavilion.jpg The Oval Pavilion.jpg
Birmingham Manchester
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Capacity: 21,000 Capacity: 19,000
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Pavillion.jpg Old Trafford Pavilion.JPG
Nottingham Leeds
Trent Bridge Headingley Stadium
Capacity: 15,350 Capacity: 14,000
Trent Bridge Pavilion End.jpg Headingley Cricket Stadium.jpg

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 England 12 3 3 0 0 4.94
 New Zealand 8 3 2 1 0 4.07
 India 4 3 1 2 0 3.24
Flag of None.svg East Africa 0 3 0 3 0 1.90
7 June 1975
Scorecard
 England
334/4 (60 overs)
v
 India
132/3 (60 overs)
England won by 202 runs
Lord's, London, England
7 June 1975
Scorecard
 New Zealand
309/5 (60 overs)
v
Flag of None.svg East Africa
128/8 (60 overs)
New Zealand won by 181 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
11 June 1975
Scorecard
 England
266/6 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
186 (60 overs)
England won by 80 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
11 June 1975
Scorecard
Flag of None.svg East Africa
120 (55.3 overs)
v
 India
123/0 (29.5 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Headingley, Leeds, England
14 June 1975
Scorecard
 England
290 (60 overs)
v
Flag of None.svg East Africa
94 (52.3 overs)
England won by 196 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
14 June 1975
Scorecard
 India
230 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
233/6 (58.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 West Indies 12 3 3 0 0 4.35
 Australia 8 3 2 1 0 4.43
 Pakistan 4 3 1 2 0 4.45
 Sri Lanka 0 3 0 3 0 2.78
7 June 1975
Scorecard
 Australia
278/7 (60 overs)
v
 Pakistan
205 (53 overs)
Australia won by 73 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
7 June 1975
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
86 (37.2 overs)
v
 West Indies
87/1 (20.4 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
11 June 1975
Scorecard
 Australia
328/5 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
276/4 (60 overs)
Australia won by 52 runs
Kennington Oval, London, England
11 June 1975
Scorecard
 Pakistan
266/7 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
267/9 (59.4 overs)
West Indies won by 1 wicket
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
14 June 1975
Scorecard
 Australia
192 (53.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
195/3 (46 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wicket
Kennington Oval, London, England
14 June 1975
Scorecard
 Pakistan
330/6 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
138 (50.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 192 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
18 June – Leeds
  England 93  
  Australia 94/6  
 
21 June – London
      Australia 274
    West Indies 291/8
18 June – London
  New Zealand 158
  West Indies 159/5  

Semifinals[edit]

In the best World Cup performance to date by a bowler, Gary Gilmour took six for fourteen as England were bowled out for 93 (36.2 overs), after having fallen to 37/7. Australia initially suffered a collapse just as dramatic, falling to 39/6, before Gilmour (28 from 28 balls, 5 fours) brought them home in a fantastic all-round performance.

The West Indies won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat first. New Zealand batted well against the bowling at first, reaching 98/1. However, when captain Glenn Turner (36 from 74 balls, 3 fours) and Geoff Howarth (51 from 93 balls, 3 fours) fell, breaking a second-wicket partnership of 90 runs, New Zealand lost 9/60 to fall to 158 (all out, 52.2 overs). The West Indies responded, with Alvin Kallicharan (72 from 92 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) and Gordon Greenidge (55 from 95 balls, 9 fours, 1 six) sharing a second-wicket partnership of 125 runs that brought the West Indies to their target.

18 June 1975
Scorecard
 England
93 (36.2 overs)
v
 Australia
94/6 (28.4 overs)
Australia won by 4 wickets
Headingley, Leeds, England
18 June 1975
Scorecard
 New Zealand
158 (52.2 overs)
v
 West Indies
159/5 (40.1 overs)
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Kennington Oval, London, England

Final[edit]

In the final, the West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs, after an accomplished innings from captain Clive Lloyd (102 from 85 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes). The Australian innings was marked by top-order batsmen being run out when going for runs after misfields. A total of five of their team were run out, three by Vivian Richards. There was no 'Man of the Series' awarded in 1975.

21 June 1975
Scorecard
 West Indies
291/8 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
274 (58.4 overs)
West Indies won by 17 runs
Lord's, London, England
Attendance: 24,000

Statistics[edit]

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