English cricket team in the West Indies in 1929–30

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The England national cricket team toured the West Indies from January to April 1930 and played a four-match Test series against the West Indies cricket team which was drawn 1–1. England were captained by Freddie Calthorpe; West Indies by a different captain at each venue.[1] They were the first Tests played in the West Indies.

At the same time another English team, captained by Harold Gilligan, was touring New Zealand, playing New Zealand's first Test series.

Test match summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

11, 13, 14, 15, 16 January 1930
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
369 (114.1 overs)
CA Roach 122
GTS Stevens 5/105 (27 overs)
467 (153 overs)
A Sandham 152
LN Constantine 3/121 (39 overs)
384 (152.4 overs)
GA Headley 176
GTS Stevens 5/90 (26.4 overs)
167/3 (65 overs)
A Sandham 51
HC Griffith 2/37 (15 overs)
Match drawn
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: W Badley (WIN) and J Hardstaff (ENG)

Second Test[edit]

1, 3, 4, 5, 6 February 1930
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
208 (72.1 overs)
EH Hendren 77
HC Griffith 5/63 (22 overs)
254 (87.2 overs)
EAC Hunte 58
WE Astill 4/58 (24.2 overs)
425/8d (125 overs)
EH Hendren 205*
LN Constantine 4/165 (40 overs)
212 (112.2 overs)
FI de Caires 45
W Voce 7/70 (37.2 overs)
England won by 167 runs
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: KL Grant (WIN) and J Hardstaff (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 2 February was taken as a rest day.
  • MG Grell, N Betancourt and EE Achong (all WIN) made their Test debuts.

Third Test[edit]

21, 22, 24, 25, 26 February 1930
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
471 (148 overs)
CA Roach 209
LF Townsend 2/48 (16 overs)
145 (61.3 overs)
EH Hendren 56
LN Constantine 4/35 (16.3 overs)
290 (127.3 overs)
GA Headley 112
WE Astill 4/70 (43 overs)
327 (158.5 overs)
EH Hendren 123
LN Constantine 5/87 (40 overs)
West Indies won by 289 runs
Bourda, Georgetown, British Guiana
Umpires: J Hardstaff (ENG) and RDR Hill (WIN)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 23 February was taken as a rest day.
  • CEL Jones (WIN) and LF Townsend (ENG) made their Test debuts.

Fourth Test[edit]

3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 April 1930
(timeless match)
Scorecard
v
849 (258.2 overs)
A Sandham 325
OC Scott 5/266 (80.2 overs)
286 (111.5 overs)
RK Nunes 66
NE Haig 3/73 (30 overs)
WE Astill 3/73 (33 overs)
272/9d (79.1 overs)
EH Hendren 55
OC Scott 4/108 (25 overs)
408/5 (164.3 overs)
GA Headley 223
RES Wyatt 2/58 (24.3 overs)
Match drawn
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: J Hardstaff (WIN) and E Knibbs (WIN)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 6 April was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the eighth or ninth days.
  • The match was drawn on the ninth day by arrangement, as the MCC boat home was leaving.[2]
  • CC Passailaigue, IM Barrow, OC Da Costa and GG Morais (all WIN) made their Test debuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England in the West Indies 1929–30". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Test Cricket Tours - England to West Indies 1929-30, test-cricket-tours.co.uk, retrieved 18 September 2016.

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