June 15, 2007

West Indies cricket

Nation on Film: West Indies 1976 tour of England

Will Luke

A Nation on Film special on the BBC (UK) aired this evening, looking back at West Indies' tour of England in 1976.

Documentary about the 1976 Test series between England and West Indies; when the Caribbeans trounced the home nation and emerged as one of the greatest cricket teams to ever play the game. Before a ball had been bowled; the South African-born England captain Tony Greig declared that he intended to make the West Indies team 'grovel'; and the scene was set for a series that went beyond the boundary. Viv Richards; Michael Holding; Clive Lloyd; Tony Greig; Brian Close and Darcus Howe reminisce.

More details (and possibly "watch it again" clips) at BBC's website.


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