The England national cricket team toured the West Indies from January to April 1948 and played four Test matches against the West Indies cricket team. The first two Tests were drawn and West Indies won the last two to take the series 2–0. England were captained by Gubby Allen, though Ken Cranston was stand-in skipper in the first Test. West Indies began with George Headley as captain but he was badly injured in the first Test and replaced for the rest of the series by John Goddard.
Test series summary
- Batsmen – Len Hutton, Jack Robertson, Joe Hardstaff junior, Dennis Brookes, Winston Place, Gerald Smithson
- Pace/seam bowlers – Gubby Allen (captain), Harold Butler, Maurice Tremlett
- Spinners – Jim Laker, Johnny Wardle
- All-rounders – Ken Cranston (vice-captain), Dick Howorth, Jack Ikin
- Wicketkeepers – Godfrey Evans, Billy Griffith