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England v West Indies
West Indies in British Isles 1957 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 30th, 31st May, 1st, 3rd, 4th June 1957 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDE Davies, CS Elliott
Close of play day 1West Indies (1) 83/1 (Kanhai 42*, Walcott 40*)
Close of play day 2West Indies (1) 316/5 (Smith 70*, Worrell 48*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 102/2 (Close 34*, May 21*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 378/3 (May 193*, Cowdrey 78*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Walcott b Ramadhin47 1485- 
DB Closec Kanhai b Gilchrist15 341- 
DJ Insoleb Ramadhin20 461- 
*PBH Mayc Weekes b Ramadhin30 803- 
MC Cowdreyc Gilchrist b Ramadhin4 35-- 
TE Baileyb Ramadhin1 8-- 
GAR Lockb Ramadhin0 6-- 
+TG Evansb Gilchrist14 371- 
JC Lakerb Ramadhin7 10-- 
FS Truemannot out29 4531 
JB Stathamb Atkinson13 261- 
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Close), 2-61 (Insole), 3-104 (Richardson), 4-115 (May), 5-116 (Bailey), 6-118 (Lock), 7-121 (Cowdrey), 8-130 (Laker), 9-150 (Evans), 10-186 (Statham, 79.4 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Worrell9   1270--
Gilchrist27   4742--
Ramadhin31   16497--
Atkinson12.43301--

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BH Pairaudeaub Trueman1 14-- 
+RB Kanhailbw b Statham42 1196- 
CL Walcottc Evans b Laker90 26211- 
ED Weekesb Trueman9 53-- 
GS Sobersc Bailey b Statham53 1298- 
OG Smithlbw b Laker161 341191 
FMM Worrellb Statham81 2938- 
*JDC Goddardc Lock b Laker24 483- 
DS Atkinsonc Statham b Laker1 8-- 
S Ramadhinnot out5 6-- 
R Gilchristrun out0 3-- 
Extras(1 b, 6 lb)7
Total(all out, 191.4 overs)474
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Pairaudeau), 2-83 (Kanhai), 3-120 (Weekes), 4-183 (Walcott), 5-197 (Sobers), 6-387 (Worrell), 7-466 (Smith), 8-469 (Atkinson), 9-474 (Goddard), 10-474 (Gilchrist, 191.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham39   41143--
Trueman30   4992--
Bailey34   11800--
Laker54   171194--
Lock34.415550--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc sub (NS Asgarali) b Ramadhin34 902- 
DB Closec Weekes b Gilchrist42 1623- 
DJ Insoleb Ramadhin0 5-- 
*PBH Maynot out285 594252 
MC Cowdreyc sub (NS Asgarali) b Smith154 50016- 
+TG Evansnot out29 275- 
TE Baileydid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
JB Stathamdid not bat      
Extras(23 b, 16 lb)39
Total(4 wickets, declared, 258 overs)583
Fall of wickets:
1-63 (Richardson), 2-65 (Insole), 3-113 (Close, 56.1 ov), 4-524 (Cowdrey, 247.1 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gilchrist26   2671--
Atkinson72   291370--
Ramadhin98   351792--
Sobers30   4770--
Smith26   4721--
Goddard6   2120--

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BH Pairaudeaub Trueman7 25-- 
+RB Kanhaic Close b Trueman1 5-- 
GS Sobersc Cowdrey b Lock14 353- 
ED Weekesc Trueman b Lock33 916- 
FMM Worrellc May b Lock0 18-- 
CL Walcottc Lock b Laker1 28-- 
OG Smithlbw b Laker5 64-- 
*JDC Goddardnot out0 40-- 
DS Atkinsonnot out4 61- 
S Ramadhindid not bat      
R Gilchristdid not bat      
Extras(7 b)7
Total(7 wickets, 60 overs)72
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Kanhai), 2-9 (Pairaudeau), 3-25 (Sobers), 4-27 (Worrell), 5-43 (Walcott), 6-66 (Weekes), 7-68 (Smith)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham2   060--
Trueman5   372--
Lock27   19313--
Laker24   20132--
Close2   180--

Notes
--> PBH May (1) passed 18000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> FS Trueman (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Test matches
--> RB Kanhai made his debut in Test matches
--> OG Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in Test matches
--> R Gilchrist made his debut in Test matches
--> DB Close (2) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Test matches
--> DJ Insole made his last appearance in Test matches
--> PBH May (2) passed his previous highest score of 138 in Test matches
--> PBH May (2) passed his previous highest score of 227 in first-class matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) 100 in 434 minutes
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed his previous highest score of 102 in Test matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 110
--> R Gilchrist made his debut for West Indies in first-class matches
--> RB Kanhai made his debut for West Indies in first-class matches
--> OG Smith made his debut in England in Test matches
--> DS Atkinson made his debut in England in Test matches
--> BH Pairaudeau made his debut in England in Test matches
--> GS Sobers made his debut in England in Test matches
--> S Ramadhin achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JC Laker in the England first innings (previous best was 6-23)

 

 

 

 

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