List of Wisden Trophy records

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Michael Vaughan has the highest win ratio out of any captain in the Wisden Trophy winning 10 of his 11 Tests as captain.

This is a list of Wisden Trophy Test cricket series played between England and West Indies which dates back to 1963. It is usually played alternately in England and West Indies, although early series were predominantly played in England. "The Wisden Trophy" series varies between three and six Tests.

In the series' 44 year history, the trophy has changed hands on five occasions (1968, 1973, 2000 and twice in 2009). The West Indies won the first Wisden Trophy in 1963 and held the cup until 1968. England then held the trophy for a brief period between 1968 and 1973. After the 1973 series the West Indies retained the trophy for 27 years.[1] This included a 16 year period (1974–1990) where the West Indies did not lose a Test. The new millennium proved to be the turning point in the series as England won the 2000 Wisden Trophy 3–1 to regain the trophy after West Indies went 1 - 0 up, and have been largely successful against the West Indies at test-level since then, with the West Indies only being successful in 1 series since, in 2009. Since then, normal form has been resumed with England remaining undefeated in the 3 series since. To put the recent dominance by England into perspective, since the Millennium, West Indies have won only 3 Tests, to England's 19 and that was after the West Indies won the very first Test of the new Millennium at Edgbaston in 2000.

The next Wisden Trophy series will take place in England in 2017 and will consist of three Test matches.[2] Overall, the West Indians have won thirteen Wisden Trophy series, England have won eight Wisden Trophy series and there have been three drawn series. A total of 24 Wisden Trophy series have been played.

List of Wisden Trophy series[edit]

Totals up to and including the 1st Test of the 2017 series in England.[3]
Series Season Host Tests England West Indies Draw Series result Holder at the end of the series Notes
1 1963 England 5 1 3 1 West Indies West Indies
2 1966 England 5 1 3 1
3 1967–68 West Indies 5 1 0 4 England England
4 1969 England 3 2 0 1
5 1973 England 3 0 2 1 West Indies West Indies
6 1973–74 West Indies 5 1 1 3 Series drawn
7 1976 England 5 0 3 2 West Indies
8 1980 England 5 0 1 4
9 1980–81 West Indies 4 0 2 2 The Second Test of this series was abandoned due to the Guyanese Government revoking Robin Jackman's visa.
10 1984 England 5 0 5 0
11 1985–86 West Indies 5 0 5 0
12 1988 England 5 0 4 1
13 1989–90 West Indies 4 1 2 1
14 1991 England 5 2 2 1 Series drawn
15 1993–94 West Indies 5 1 3 1 West Indies
16 1995 England 6 2 2 2 Series drawn
17 1997–98 West Indies 6 1 3 2 West Indies First Test was abandoned after the field of play was deemed to be too dangerous due to the highly irregular bounce of the pitch.
18 2000 England 5 3 1 1 England England
19 2003–04 West Indies 4 3 0 1
20 2004 England 4 4 0 0
21 2007 England 4 3 0 1
22 2009 West Indies 5 0 1 4 West Indies West Indies Second Test was abandoned after 10 balls due to a dangerous outfield.
23 2009 England 2 2 0 0 England England
24 2012 England 3 2 0 1 England England
25 2015 West Indies 3 1 1 1 Series drawn England
26 2017 England 3 1 0 0 England England First Test was the very 1st day/night test played in England.
Total 114 32 44 36

Summary of results[edit]

Totals up to and including the 3rd Test of the 2015 series in the West Indies.[4]
Played Won by
England
Won by
West Indies
Drawn
All Tests 111 31 (27.9%) 43 (38.7%) 36 (32.4%)
Tests in England 65 22 (33.8%) 26 (40.0%) 17 (26.2%)
Tests in West Indies 45 9 (20.0%) 17 (37.8%) 19 (42.2%)
All series 24 8 (33.3%) 13 (54.2%) 3 (12.5%)
Series in England 15 6 (40.0%) 7 (46.7%) 2 (13.3%)
Series in West Indies 9 2 (22.2%) 6 (66.7%) 1 (11.1%)

List of captains[edit]

The table below is a list of cricket captains for each team in the Wisden Trophy. The list is in chronological order of appearance.

England captains[4] West Indies captains[5]
Number Captain Year(s) Tests in series Total Tests Number Captain Year(s) Tests in series Total Tests
1 Ted Dexter 1963 1–5 5 1 Frank Worrell 1963 1–5
2 Mike Smith 1966 1 1 2 Garry Sobers 1966, 1967–68, 1969 1–5, 1–5, 1–3 13
3 Colin Cowdrey 1966, 1967–68 2–4, 1–5 8
4 Brian Close 1966 5 1
5 Ray Illingworth 1969, 1973 1–3, 1–3 6 3 Rohan Kanhai 1973, 1973–74 1–3, 1–5 8
6 Mike Denness 1973–74 1–5 5
7 Tony Greig 1976 1–5 5 4 Clive Lloyd 1976, 1980, 1980–81, 1984 1–5, 1–5, 1–4, 1–5 19
8 Ian Botham 1980, 1980–81 1–5, 1–4 9
9 David Gower 1984, 1985–86 1–5, 1–5 10 5 Viv Richards 1985–86, 1988, 1989–90, 1991 1–5, 1–5, 1 and 3–4, 1–5 18
10 Mike Gatting 1988 1 1
11 John Emburey 1988 2–3 2
12 Chris Cowdrey 1988 4 1
13 Graham Gooch 1988, 1989–90, 1991 5, 1–2, 1–5 8
14 Allan Lamb 1989–90 3–4 2 6 Desmond Haynes 1989–90 2 1
15 Michael Atherton 1993–94, 1995, 1997–98 1–5, 1–6, 1–6 17 7 Richie Richardson 1993–94, 1995 1–4, 1–6 10
8 Courtney Walsh 1993–94 5 1
9 Brian Lara 1997–98, 2003–04, 2004 1–6, 1–4, 1–4 14
16 Nasser Hussain 2000 1 and 3–5 4 10 Jimmy Adams 2000 1–5 5
17 Alec Stewart 2000 2 1
18 Michael Vaughan 2003–04, 2004, 2007 1–4, 1–4, 2–4 11
19 Andrew Strauss 2007, 2008–09 1 and 1–5 6 11 Ramnaresh Sarwan 2007 1 1
12 Daren Ganga 2007 2–4 3
13 Chris Gayle 2008–09 1–5 5

Wisden Trophy records[edit]

Team records[edit]

Higher innings totals were scored outside The Wisden Trophy era. In the 1930 timeless Test England scored 849 on their first innings at Sabina Park.[6] Other high scores include West Indies 681/8 declaration in 1954 at the Queen's Park Oval.[7]

Most runs in an innings
Rank Runs Team Year[8]
1 751/5 (dec) (202 overs) West Indies 2004
2 749/9 (dec) (194.4 overs) West Indies 2009
3 692/8 (dec) (163 overs) West Indies 1995
4 687/8 (dec) (182.5 overs) West Indies 1976
5 652/8 (dec) (168.4 overs) West Indies 1973
6 606 (143 overs) West Indies 1984
Fewest runs in a completed innings
Rank Runs Team Year[9]
1 46 (19.1 overs) England 1994
2 47 (25.3 overs) West Indies 2004
3 51 (33.2 overs) England 2009
4 54 (26.4 overs) West Indies 2000
5 61 (26.2 overs) West Indies 2000
6 71 (32.5 overs) England 1976

Batting records[edit]

Brian Lara is the record holder in the Wisden Trophy for most runs with 2983 runs. Garry Sobers did make 3214 runs against England however his first 1069 runs occurred before the Wisden Trophy was established meaning he has only scored 2145 runs in the Wisden Trophy.[10] Andy Sandham scored 325 runs against the West Indies in 1930 (which at the time was a world record) but this was before the inception of the Wisden Trophy and is therefore not a Wisden Record.[11]

Most runs in series
Rank Runs Player Period[12]
1 2983 (51 inns.) West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 1994–04
2 2969 (50 inns.) West Indies Cricket BoardViv Richards 1976–91
3 2392 (59 inns.) West Indies Cricket BoardDesmond Haynes 1980–94
4 2318 (48 inns.) West Indies Cricket BoardGordon Greenidge 1976–90
5 2205 (53 inns.) EnglandGeoffrey Boycott 1966–81
Highest individual score
Rank High score Player Year[13]
1 400* (582) West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 2004
2 375 (538) West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 1994
3 302 (430) West Indies Cricket BoardLawrence Rowe 1974
4 291 (386) West Indies Cricket BoardViv Richards 1976
5 291 (452) West Indies Cricket BoardRamnaresh Sarwan 2009

Other batting feats include:

  • West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 56 ball century in the fifth Test of the 1985–86 series is the fastest Test century (in terms of balls faced).[14]
  • West Indies Cricket Board Andy Roberts scored 25 runs in one over in the first Test of the 1980–81 series. This is the fourth most runs in a single over at Test level. The over went 46266L.[15]

Bowling records[edit]

Sobers took 102 wickets against England, however 18 of these wickets occurred before the Wisden Trophy and therefore meant that he only took 84 wickets in the Wisden Trophy records.[16] Alf Valentine claimed 33 wickets (from 422.3 overs) for the West Indies in the 1950 tour against England before the Wisden Trophy was established.

Most wickets
Rank Wickets Player Period[17]
1 164 (8284 balls) West Indies Cricket BoardCurtly Ambrose 1988–00
2 145 (8818 balls) West Indies Cricket BoardCourtney Walsh 1986–00
3 127 (5790 balls) West Indies Cricket BoardMalcolm Marshall 1980–91
4 100 (8841 balls) West Indies Cricket BoardLance Gibbs 1963–74
5 96 (4486 balls) West Indies Cricket BoardMichael Holding 1976–86
Most wickets in series
Rank Wickets Player Year[18]
1 35 (203.1 overs) West Indies Cricket BoardMalcolm Marshall 1988
2 34 (220.2 overs) West Indies Cricket BoardCourtney Walsh 2000
3 34 (236.4 overs) EnglandFred Trueman 1963
4 32 (223.5 overs) West Indies Cricket BoardCharlie Griffith 1963
5 30 (205.5 overs) West Indies Cricket BoardCurtly Ambrose 1997–98

Other bowling feats include:

Captaincy records[edit]

John Goddard won five Test matches as captain for West Indies but this occurred between 1948 and 1957 before the Wisden Trophy was established.

Most matches played as captain
Rank Most Test matches Player Period[22]
1 19 West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd 1976–84
2 18 West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 1985–91
3 17 England Michael Atherton 1993–98
4 14 West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara 1997–04
5 13 West Indies Cricket Board Garry Sobers 1966–69
Most wins as captain
Rank Most wins Player Period[22]
1 13 (from 18 matches) West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 1985–91
2 11 (from 19 matches) West Indies Cricket Board Clive Lloyd 1976–84
3 10 (from 11 matches) England Michael Vaughan 2003–07
4 5 (from 10 matches) West Indies Cricket Board Richie Richardson 1993–95
5 4 (from 17 matches) EnglandMichael Atherton 1993–98

See also[edit]

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