World Series Cricket results

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World Series Cricket results are the results of the main games played in the now defunct World Series Cricket (WSC) competition. World Series Cricket was a break away professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979, organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television network, the Nine Network. The matches ran in opposition to established international cricket. World Series Cricket drastically changed the nature of cricket, and its influence continues to be felt today.

WSC involved a three way competition between the WSC Australia XI, WSC West Indies XI, and WSC World XI, a team composed of players from the other cricketing nations, although a number of West Indian players also played in the World team when they were not playing for the West Indies. Towards the end of the competition a fourth team named the Cavaliers was added for the Country Cavaliers Tour. It was composed of players not selected by the other three sides for that rounds' fixtures; this was a way of making better use of all the players contracted to the competition.

Origin[edit]

The series originated due to two main factors—the widespread view that players were not paid sufficient amounts to make a living from cricket, and that Packer wished to secure the exclusive broadcasting rights to Australian cricket, then held by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). After the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) refused to accept Channel Nine's bid to gain exclusive television rights to Australia's Test matches in 1976, Packer set up his own series by secretly signing agreements with leading players from the national cricket teams of Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa, and the West Indies.

Official cricket won a series of minor victories. WSC was unable to call the Australian team "Australia", or use the official rules of cricket, which are copyright of the MCC.[1] The Australian team therefore became "WSC Australia XI", and former Australian captain and leading commentator Richie Benaud took the job of writing rules and playing conditions for the series. WSC was also shut out of traditional cricket venues, so Packer leased two Australian football stadiums, VFL Park in Melbourne and Football Park in Adelaide, a trotting track in Perth, Gloucester Park, and the Sydney Showground.

1977–78[edit]

Another of the victories of official cricket was to ban WSC from using the term "Test match".[1] The five-day matches were therefore retitled "Supertests" in WSC.

Supertests[edit]

The Supertests for the 1977–78 season were five-day matches. Two separate series were played, WSC West Indies XI vs WSC Australia XI, and World XI vs WSC Australia XI.

WSC West Indies XI vs WSC Australia XI[edit]

2–4 December 1977
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256 (56.2 overs)
Ray Bright 69
Michael Holding 4/60 (12 overs)
214 (49 overs)
Viv Richards 79
Len Pascoe 3/70 (14 overs)
192 (36.6 overs)
David Hookes 63
Andy Roberts 4/52 (13 overs)
7/237 (50.7 overs)
Viv Richards 56
Max Walker 3/43 (13 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 3 wickets
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Jack Collins and Douglas Sang Hue

16–18 December 1977
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251 (56 overs)
David Hookes 81
Andy Roberts 3/48 (15 overs)
336 (65.2 overs)
Viv Richards 88
Max Walker 3/71 (13 overs)
182 (44.2 overs)
Rick McCosker 56
Joel Garner 4/58 (13 overs)
1/101 (16.5 overs)
Roy Fredericks 49
Len Pascoe 1/31 (5.7 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 9 wickets
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Peter Enright

31 December 1977 – 3 January 1978
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388 (105.2 overs)
Ian Chappell 141
Andy Roberts 3/67 (20.2 overs)
145 (39.7 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 40
Greg Chappell 5/20 (12 overs)
8/267 dec (75 overs)
Bruce Laird 106
Collis King 4/78 (19 overs)
290 (62.3 overs)
Viv Richards 123
Ray Bright 4/74 (20 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 220 runs
Football Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Douglas Sang Hue

WSC West Indies XI won the series 2–1.

WSC World XI vs WSC Australia XI[edit]

14–19 January 1978
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304 (82.7 overs)
Bruce Laird 106
Mike Procter 4/33 (9.7 overs)
290 (74.3 overs)
Viv Richards 119
Max Walker 7/88 (28.3 overs)
128 (28.4 overs)
Martin Kent 31
Andy Roberts 6/69 (12 overs)
6/145 (27.5 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 50
Gary Gilmour 4/26 (4 overs)
WSC World XI won by 4 wickets
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales
Umpires: Jack Collins and Douglas Sang Hue

27–30 January 1978
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393 (92.4 overs)
Greg Chappell 174
Andy Roberts 3/65 (17 overs)
675 (114.3 overs)
Barry Richards 207
Ray Bright 5/149 (31.3 overs)
159 (47 overs)
Ross Edwards 39
Imran Khan 4/24 (7 overs)
WSC World XI won by an innings and 73 runs
Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Peter Enright

9–13 February 1978
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6/538 dec (100.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 246*
Imran Khan 3/134 (21.3 overs)
434 (86.1 overs)
Viv Richards 170
Ray Bright 3/98 (22 overs)
167 (35.7 overs)
David Hookes 53
Joel Garner 5/52 (14.7 overs)
230 (44 overs)
Alan Knott 41
Max Walker 5/62 (14 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 41 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Jack Collins and Douglas Sang Hue

WSC World XI won the series 2–1.


International Cup[edit]

The International Cup consisted of one-day limited overs matches, with both sides allocated forty overs of eight balls each. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a no result or abandonment. If points were level, combined run rate would determine position. The two top two sides contested the first semi-final. The winner of that match progressed to the final, while the loser played the bottom side in the second semi-final for the other place in the final. The final was a one-off winner-takes-all match.

Team Pts Pld W L A RR
WSC West Indies XI 11 8 5 2 1 5.84
WSC World XI 7 8 3 4 1 5.07
WSC Australia XI 6 8 2 4 2 5.01
10 December 1977
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
9/204 (40 overs)
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Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
155 (34.2 overs)
Tony Greig 59
Max Walker 3/38 (8 overs)
Rick McCosker 38
Derek Underwood 4/31 (6 overs)
WSC World XI won by 49 runs
Football Park, Adelaide, South Australia

11 December 1977
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
8/203 (40 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
4/204 (33.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 45
Andy Roberts 2/26 (8 overs)
Roy Fredericks 64
Max Walker 1/45 (8 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 6 wickets
Football Park, Adelaide, South Australia

24 December 1977
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
7/248 (40 overs)
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Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
182 (32.2 overs)
Barry Richards 95
Andy Roberts 3/27 (8 overs)
WSC World XI won by 66 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria

26 December 1977
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v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria

27 December 1977
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
1/12 (3.1 overs)
v

28 December 1977
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
184 (39.4 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
5/187 (35.7 overs)
Barry Richards 39
Michael Holding 2/14 (7.4 overs)
Collis King 62
Tony Greig 1/25 (4 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 5 wickets
Football Park, Adelaide, South Australia

7 January 1978
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
121 (28 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
4/123 (24.1 overs)
Greg Chappell 29
Joel Garner 4/32 (6 overs)
Viv Richards 54
Gary Gilmour 2/46 (8 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 6 wickets
Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia

8 January 1978
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
9/145 (30 overs)
v
Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
7/146 (27.1 overs)
Dennis Amiss 47
Max Walker 3/19 (6 overs)
Greg Chappell 87
Imran Khan 3/13 (5 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 3 wickets
Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia

9 January 1978
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
130 (35.2 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
2/131 (20.3 overs)
Asif Iqbal 39
Wayne Daniel 3/22 (8 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 75
John Snow 1/23 (6 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 8 wickets
Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia

21 January 1978
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
8/224 (40 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
5/225 (34.2 overs)
Ian Davis 69
Michael Holding 2/28 (6 overs)
Jim Allen 83
Doug Walters 1/13 (3 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 5 wickets
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales

22 January 1978
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WSC West Indies XI Windies WSC.png
7/235 (40 overs)
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World WSC.png WSC World XI
8/236 (39.4 overs)
Collis King 96*
Eddie Barlow 2/18 (3 overs)
Bob Woolmer 60
Collis King 2/34 (8 overs)
WSC World XI won by 2 wickets
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales

23 January 1978
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
9/193 (38 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
9/138 (29.1 overs)
Ian Davis 50
Derek Underwood 3/48 (8 overs)
Asif Iqbal 59
Gary Gilmour 3/41 (6.1 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 9 runs (revised target)
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria

1st Semi-Final

3 February 1978
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WSC West Indies XI Windies WSC.png
188 (37 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
166 (36.7 overs)
Collis King 65
Imran Khan 3/28 (7 overs)
Tony Greig 46
Andy Roberts 5/17 (8 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 22 runs
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales

2nd Semi-Final

4 February 1978
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WSC World XI World WSC.png
128 (29 overs)
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Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
4/129 (28.6 overs)
Zaheer Abbas 57
Max Walker 2/23 (6 overs)
Greg Chappell 36*
John Snow 1/19 (5 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 6 wickets
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales

Final

5 February 1978
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WSC West Indies XI Windies WSC.png
124 (26.5 overs)
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Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
99 (18.7 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 51
Len Pascoe 3/21 (6 overs)
David Hookes 29
Wayne Daniel 5/29 (5.7 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 25 runs
RAS Showground, Sydney, New South Wales

1978–79[edit]

Supertests[edit]

For the 1978–79 season the Supertest format was changed to a round-robin format, with the top team going to the final, and the other two teams playing-off in a semi-final. The Supertests were also changed from the traditional five-day Test match format to four-day day–night matches.

8–11 December 1978
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150 (83.5 overs)
Ian Chappell 48
Garth Le Roux 5/39 (25.5 overs)
175 (99.4 overs)
Javed Miandad 59
Dennis Lillee 4/51 (32.4 overs)
180 (98.2 overs)
Greg Chappell 81
Imran Khan 4/30 (15.2)
257 (140 overs)
Majid Khan 77
Gary Gilmour 3/57 (29 overs)
WSC World XI won by 102 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Jack Collins

21–23 December 1978
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217 (70.5 overs)
Lawrence Rowe 85
Mike Procter 3/36 (8.5 overs)
471 (163.3 overs)
Asif Iqbal 107
Albert Padmore 4/102 (39.3 overs)
210 (62.2 overs)
Andy Roberts 45
Derek Underwood 3/68 (24 overs)
WSC World XI won by an innings and 4 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Peter Enright

12–15 January 1979
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366 (121.5 overs)
Kepler Wessels 126
Joel Garner 3/79 (32 overs)
419 (163.1 overs)
Lawrence Rowe 175
Dennis Lillee 3/91 (42 overs)
304 (152 overs)
Ian Chappell 65
Ryan Austin 4/85 (53 overs)
2/126 (57 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 58*
Mick Malone 2/41 (13 overs)
Match drawn
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Lawrence Rowe

By winning both matches the WSC World XI qualified for the final. A semi-final between WSC Australia and WSC West Indies determined the other finalist.

Semi-Final

21–24 January 1979
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185 (86.4 overs)
David Hookes 69
Colin Croft 5/65 (26 overs)
163 (67 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 39
Ray Bright 6/52 (23 overs)
0/68 (24.5 overs)
Kepler Wessels 40
89 (37.5 overs)
Clive Lloyd 29
Dennis Lillee 7/23 (14 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 10 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Jack Collins

Final

2–4 February 1979
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172 (50.4 overs)
David Hookes 33
Garth Le Roux 5/57 (18.4 overs)
168 (64.5 overs)
Garth Le Roux 33*
Dennis Lillee 5/51 (18.5 overs)
219 (87.3 overs)
David Hookes 96
Garth Le Roux 4/44 (17.3 overs)
5/226 (57.1 overs)
Barry Richards 101
Gary Gilmour 2/75 (22 overs)
WSC World XI won by 5 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue & Jack Collins
Player of the match: Garth Le Roux

International Cup[edit]

For the 1978–79 season the limited overs International Cup saw both sides allocated fifty overs of six balls each. Two points were assigned for a win, one for a no result. If teams were level on points, combined run-rate would be used to separate them. The top two teams would contest a best-of-four final series.

Team Pts Pld W L A RR
WSC Australia XI 15 12 7 4 0 3.65
WSC West Indies XI 11 12 5 6 1 3.51
WSC World XI 10 12 4 6 1 3.44

A crowd of 44,377 attended the first match of the 1978–79 International Cup, under the new floodlights at the SCG.[2]

28 November 1978 (D/N)
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WSC West Indies XI Windies WSC.png
128 (47.3 overs)
v
Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
5/129 (37 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 41
Greg Chappell 5/19 (9.3 overs)
Ian Davis 48
Joel Garner 2/18 (8 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 5 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Umpires: Jack Collins and Douglas Sang Hue

29 November 1978 (D/N)
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
6/223 (50 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
4/99 (30.3 overs)
Ian Chappell 66
Derek Underwood 3/40 (10 overs)
Zaheer Abbas 32
Mick Malone 2/11 (7 overs)
WSC Australia XI won on higher run-rate
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales

4 December 1978 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
163 (48.1 overs)
v
Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
100 (43.2 overs)
Javed Miandad 62
Dennis Lillee 4/30 (9.1 overs)
Ian Davis 29
Garth Le Roux 3/13 (8 overs)
WSC World XI won by 63 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales

13 December 1978 (D/N)
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
217 (50 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
179 (45.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 79
Imran Khan 4/40 (10 overs)
Clive Rice 44
Greg Chappell 3/26 (10 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 38 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Player of the match: Greg Chappell

14 December 1978 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
9/112 (38 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
2/116 (23.4 overs)
Clive Rice 44
Michael Holding 3/16 (10 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 58*
Imran Khan 1/16 (5 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 8 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Player of the match: Gordon Greenidge

16 December 1978 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
8/194 (50 overs)
v
Asif Iqbal 54
Andy Roberts 2/33 (10 overs)

18 December 1978 (D/N)
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
6/239 (50 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
167 (42.3 overs)
Greg Chappell 62
Derek Underwood 2/33 (10 overs)
Mike Procter 41
Len Pascoe 5/30 (10 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 72 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Player of the match: Len Pascoe

19 December 1978 (D/N)
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WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
6/216 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
5/217 (48.1 overs)
Bruce Laird 68
Joel Garner 1/17 (10 overs)
Desmond Haynes 97
Max Walker 2/32 (10 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 5 wickets
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Player of the match: Desmond Haynes

27 December 1978 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC West Indies XI Windies WSC.png
66 (33.4 overs)
v
Aus WSC.png WSC Australia XI
4/69 (18.3 overs)
Lawrence Rowe 25
Greg Chappell 4/15 (9 overs)
David Hookes 35*
Wayne Daniel 2/26 (5 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Player of the match: Greg Chappell

28 December 1978 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales

30 December 1978
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
197 (49.3 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
107 (34.1 overs)
Barry Richards 92
Andy Roberts 3/35 (10 overs)
Collis King 25
Garth Le Roux 4/27 (10 overs)
WSC World XI won by 90 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Umpires: Peter Enright and Col Hoy
Player of the match: Barry Richards

31 December 1978
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
165 (48.3 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
126 (37.3 overs)
Ian Chappell 52
Collis King 3/42 (9 overs)
Clive Lloyd 64
Dennis Lillee 3/15 (8 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 39 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Umpires: Peter Enright and Col Hoy
Player of the match: Clive Lloyd

1 January 1979
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
54 (28.1 overs)
v
World WSC.png WSC World XI
2/55 (12.3)
Rod Marsh 15
Garth Le Roux 5/6 (6.1 overs)
Javed Miandad 25*
Max Walker 2/35 (6 overs)
WSC World XI won by 8 wickets
The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Umpires: Peter Enright and Col Hoy
Player of the match: Garth Le Roux

2 January 1979
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
142 (47.4 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
3/146 (28.2 overs)
Majid Khan 38
Wayne Daniel 4/29 (10 overs)
Viv Richards 83
Clive Rice 1/10 (5 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 7 wickets
Oxley Oval, Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Player of the match: Wayne Daniel

3 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
9/157 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
3/160 (36.4 overs)
Tony Greig 62
Wayne Daniel 4/33 (10 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 82*
Garth Le Roux 2/37 (8 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 7 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Player of the match: Gordon Greenidge

8 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC World XI World WSC.png
102 (41.4 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
67 (29.4 overs)
Tony Greig 19
Joel Garner 2/15 (7 overs)
Collis King 20
Imran Khan 3/12 (7 overs)
WSC World XI won by 35 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Col Hoy and Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Imran Khan

9 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
174 (49.3 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
103 (39.5 overs)
Kepler Wessels 54
Wayne Daniel 3/26 (9.3 overs)
Clive Lloyd 29
Max Walker 5/23 (10 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 71 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Col Hoy and Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Max Walker

17 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
9/149 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
4/65 (12 overs)
Ian Davis 32
Richard Austin 3/30 (10 overs)
Richard Austin 22*
Len Pascoe 3/38 (6 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won on higher run-rate
Sydney Cricket Ground, New South Wales
Player of the match: Richard Austin

Finals

27 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
5/208 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
9/169 (50 overs)
Kepler Wessels 136
Michael Holding 1/35 (10 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 55
Max Walker 3/33 (10 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 39 runs
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Player of the match: Kepler Wessels

28 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
8/189 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
6/192 (28.5 overs)
Kepler Wessels 40
Wayne Daniel 2/51 (10 overs)
Viv Richards 44
Dennis Lillee 2/36 (9.5 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 4 wickets
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Col Hoy
Player of the match: Collis King

29 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
6/200 (49 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
3/202 (46 overs)
Kepler Wessels 70
Wayne Daniel 2/42 (10 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 81
Max Walker 2/48 (10 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 7 wickets
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Player of the match: Gordon Greenidge

30 January 1979 (D/N)
Scorecard
WSC Australia XI Aus WSC.png
240 (50 overs)
v
Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies XI
8/228 (46 overs)
Martin Kent 62
Wayne Daniel 2/50 (10 overs)
Clive Lloyd 72*
Gary Gilmour 3/46 (10 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won on higher run-rate
VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Umpires: Gary Duperouzel and Col Hoy
Player of the match: Clive Lloyd

WSC West Indies XI won the finals 3–1.

1979 tour to the West Indies[edit]

In 1979, following the tour of New Zealand, the WSC Australians team set off for a more extensive tour to the Caribbean that would encompass five Supertest games and twelve one-day games against the WSC West Indies.

Supertests[edit]

For this series the Supertests reverted to a traditional five-day format.

23–26 February 1979
Scorecard
v
188 (56.2 overs)
Clive Lloyd 56
Dennis Lillee 4/68 (18.2 overs)
106 (37 overs)
David Hookes 23
Wayne Daniel 3/24 (7 overs)
481 (109.4 overs)
Clive Lloyd 197
Dennis Lillee 4/100 (25 overs)
194 (51.4 overs)
Ray Bright 47
Michael Holding 3/37 (10 overs)
WSC West Indies XI won by 369 runs
Sabina Park, Jamaica
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Clive Lloyd

9–13 March 1979
Scorecard
v
239 (58 overs)
Roy Fredericks 89
Dennis Lillee 3/56 (13 overs)
311 (106.1 overs)
Martin Kent 78
Michael Holding 4/67 (26.1 overs)
133/4 (29 overs)
Roy Fredericks 53
Len Pascoe 3/20 (4 overs)
294 (102.5 overs)
Greg Chappell 90
Richard Austin 3/59 (24.5 overs)
Match drawn
Kensington Oval, Barbados
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Ian Chappell

16–20 March 1979
Scorecard
v
230 (69.4 overs)
Andy Roberts 50*
Jeff Thomson 5/78 (20 overs)
246 (100 overs)
Bruce Laird 122
Michael Holding 5/48 (21 overs)
274 (89.5 overs)
Roy Fredericks 72
Ian Chappell 3/35 (10 overs)
282 (144.4 overs)
Greg Chappell 150
Albert Padmore 6/81 (54.4 overs)
WSC Australia XI won by 24 runs
Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Greg Chappell

25–28 March 1979
Scorecard
v
476 (113.1 overs)
Collis King 110
Jeff Thomson 4/84 (25 overs)
341 (112.1 overs)
Greg Chappell 113
Joel Garner 3/60 (26 overs)
3/117 (33 overs)
Trevor Chappell 28
Colin Croft 2/32 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Bourda, Guyana
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Collis King
  • No play on first day due to rain and riot

6–10 April 1979
Scorecard
v
438 (124.2 overs)
Lawrence Rowe 135
Dennis Lillee 6/125 (33.2 overs)
234 (69.2 overs)
Greg Chappell 104
Colin Croft 4/56 (18.2 overs)
6/415 (128 overs)
Rod Marsh 102*
Michael Holding 2/74 (25 overs)
Match drawn
ARG, Antigua
Umpires: Douglas Sang Hue
Player of the match: Greg Chappell

Drawn series 1–1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marylebone Cricket Club Accessed 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ Ian Chappell & Ashley Mallett (2005) Hitting Out: The Ian Chappell Story, Orion Books, London