English cricket team in the West Indies in 1967–68

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The England national cricket team toured the West Indies from January to March 1968 and played a five-match Test series against the West Indies cricket team which England won 1–0. England were captained by Colin Cowdrey; West Indies by Garfield Sobers.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

19–24 January 1968
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
568 (200.5 overs)
KF Barrington 143
CC Griffith 5/69 (29.5 overs)
363 (135 overs)
CH Lloyd 118
IJ Jones 3/63 (19 overs)
243/8 (f/o) (90 overs)
BF Butcher 52
DJ Brown 3/27 (14 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 21 January was taken as a rest day.
  • GS Camacho (WIN) made his Test debut.

Second Test[edit]

8–14 February 1968
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
376 (169.2 overs)
MC Cowdrey 101
WW Hall 4/63 (27 overs)
143 (48.1 overs)
CH Lloyd 34*
JA Snow 7/49 (21 overs)
68/8 (38.5 overs)
TW Graveney 21
LR Gibbs 3/11 (14 overs)
391 (f/o) (135 overs)
GS Sobers 113*
IJ Jones 3/90 (30 overs)
Match drawn
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: HBD Jordan and D Sang Hue
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 11 February was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but extended to six, to make up for time lost due to rioting on the fourth day.

Third Test[edit]

29 February–5 March 1968
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
349 (143.1 overs)
BF Butcher 86
JA Snow 5/86 (35 overs)
449 (180.5 overs)
JH Edrich 146
CC Griffith 3/71 (24 overs)
284/6 (53 overs)
CH Lloyd 113*
JA Snow 3/39 (10 overs)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 3 March was taken as a rest day.
  • PI Pocock (ENG) made his Test debut.

Fourth Test[edit]

14–19 March 1968
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
526/7d (133 overs)
RB Kanhai 153
DJ Brown 3/107 (27 overs)
404 (175.4 overs)
MC Cowdrey 148
BF Butcher 5/34 (13.4 overs)
92/2d (30 overs)
MC Carew 40*
JA Snow 1/29 (9 overs)
215/3 (52.4 overs)
G Boycott 80*
LR Gibbs 2/76 (16.4 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: RG Gosein and D Sang Hue
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 17 March was taken as a rest day.

Fifth Test[edit]

28 March–3 April 1968
(6-day match)
Scorecard
v
414 (150.4 overs)
GS Sobers 152 (362)
JA Snow 4/82 (27.4 overs)
371 (163.2 overs)
G Boycott 116 (254)
GS Sobers 3/72 (37 overs)
264 (66.2 overs)
GS Sobers 95* (118)
JA Snow 6/60 (15.2 overs)
206/9 (120 overs)
MC Cowdrey 82 (211)
LR Gibbs 6/60 (40 overs)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 31 March was taken as a rest day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England in the West Indies 1968". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2014.