England v West Indies
West Indies in England 1973 (1st Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st July 1973 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWest Indies won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWest Indies won by 158 runs
UmpiresDJ Constant, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1West Indies (1) 275/4 (Lloyd 132*, Murray 1*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 117/2 (Boycott 55*, Hayes 14*)
Close of play day 3West Indies (2) 95/3 (Headley 40*, Kallicharran 23*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 126/5 (Hayes 37*, Underwood 3*)

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Frederickslbw b Arnold351061232- 
RGA Headleylbw b Greig86481-- 
*RB Kanhaib Greig1033621- 
CH Lloydlbw b Arnold132196238152 
AI Kallicharranc Knott b Arnold8016419713- 
+DL Murrayc Roope b Arnold281151521- 
GS Sobersrun out104359-- 
BD Julienlbw b Arnold1114112- 
KD Boyceb Underwood729913661 
I Alic Boycott b Underwood1545662- 
LR Gibbsnot out136-- 
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 10 nb)13
Total(all out, 145 overs)415
Fall of wickets:
1-33 (Headley), 2-47 (Fredericks), 3-64 (Kanhai), 4-272 (Kallicharran), 5-275 (Lloyd), 6-297 (Sobers), 7-309 (Julien), 8-346 (Murray), 9-405 (Ali), 10-415 (Boyce, 145 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow31   8710--
Arnold39   101135--
Roope6   1260--
Illingworth15   3430--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Murray b Julien97227245131 
DL Amissb Boyce2944575- 
GRJ Roopeb Boyce935531- 
FC Hayesc Lloyd b Sobers16515221 
KWR Fletcherc Lloyd b Julien1145481- 
AW Greigc Sobers b Boyce3891916- 
*R Illingworthlbw b Sobers2764594- 
+APE Knottnot out42031-- 
JA Snowb Boyce011-- 
GG Arnoldc Kallicharran b Boyce42422-- 
DL Underwoodc Headley b Sobers012-- 
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 11 nb, 2 w)22
Total(all out, 98.1 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-50 (Amiss), 2-95 (Roope), 3-134 (Hayes), 4-163 (Fletcher), 5-185 (Boycott), 6-247 (Illingworth), 7-247 (Greig), 8-247 (Snow), 9-257 (Arnold), 10-257 (Underwood, 98.1 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce22   4705--
Julien20   6492--
Gibbs23   8370--
Ali11   3520--

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Fredericksc Hayes b Arnold31115-- 
RGA Headleyb Arnold421371775- 
*RB Kanhaic Knott b Snow01020-- 
CH Lloydc Greig b Snow1425261- 
AI Kallicharranb Illingworth8013917611- 
GS Sobersc Underwood b Snow511231528- 
+DL Murrayc Roope b Underwood416141- 
BD Julienb Illingworth23242041 
KD Boyceb Illingworth925241- 
I Alinot out517251- 
LR Gibbsc Knott b Arnold332-- 
Extras(2 b, 13 lb, 6 nb)21
Total(all out, 87.1 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Fredericks), 2-31 (Kanhai), 3-52 (Lloyd), 4-117 (Headley), 5-177 (Kallicharran), 6-184 (Murray), 7-215 (Julien), 8-232 (Boyce), 9-252 (Sobers), 10-255 (Gibbs, 87.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow18   4623--
Greig8   1220--
Underwood19   5511--
Illingworth24   8503--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc and b Gibbs3074964- 
DL Amissc Kanhai b Boyce1524382- 
GRJ Roopec and b Gibbs31101874- 
FC Hayesnot out10623424012- 
KWR Fletcherc Kallicharran b Gibbs51191- 
AW Greigc Gibbs b Ali02012-- 
DL Underwoodlbw b Boyce732321- 
*R Illingworthb Boyce401171182- 
+APE Knottlbw b Boyce515101- 
GG Arnoldc Headley b Boyce48101- 
JA Snowb Boyce134-- 
Extras(5 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Amiss), 2-66 (Boycott), 3-91 (Roope), 4-97 (Fletcher), 5-107 (Greig), 6-136 (Underwood), 7-229 (Illingworth), 8-239 (Knott), 9-253 (Arnold), 10-255 (Snow, 105.1 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Julien17   4350--
Gibbs33   9613--
Sobers11   3220--
Ali23   6491--

--> RGA Headley made his debut in Test matches
--> CH Lloyd (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 131
--> AI Kallicharran (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 55
--> BD Julien made his debut in Test matches
--> KD Boyce (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Test matches
--> G Boycott (1) passed 4000 runs in Test matches when he reached 60
--> FC Hayes made his debut in Test matches
--> AI Kallicharran (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> GRJ Roope (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> KWR Fletcher (2) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> KD Boyce achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JA Snow in the England first innings (previous best was 3-68)
--> KD Boyce achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JA Snow in the England second innings (previous best was 5-70)





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