England tour of West Indies, 1997/98 / Scorecard

The Wisden Trophy - 1st Test

West Indies v England

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Atherton* c Campbell b Walsh 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
AJ Stewart not out 9 56 26 0 0 34.61
MA Butcher c SC Williams b Walsh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
N Hussain c Hooper b Ambrose 1 22 18 0 0 5.55
GP Thorpe not out 0 21 10 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, nb 1) 5
Total (3 wickets; 10.1 overs) 17 (1.67 runs per over)
Did not bat JP Crawley, AJ Hollioake, AR Caddick, DW Headley, ARC Fraser, PCR Tufnell
Fall of wickets 1-4 (Atherton, 2.1 ov), 2-4 (Butcher, 2.2 ov), 3-9 (Hussain, 7.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
CA Walsh 5.1 1 10 2 1.93
CEL Ambrose 5 3 3 1 0.60 (1nb)
West Indies team    
SC Williams, SL Campbell, BC Lara*, S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper, JC Adams, D Williams, NAM McLean, IR Bishop, CEL Ambrose, CA Walsh
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series 6-match series level 0-0
Test debut NAM McLean (West Indies)
Umpires SA Bucknor and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire JR Gayle
Match referee BN Jarman (Australia)
Close of play
Thu, 29 Jan - day 1 - match abandoned
Fri, 30 Jan - day 2 - cancelled
Sat, 31 Jan - day 3 - cancelled
Sun, 1 Feb - day 4 - cancelled
Mon, 2 Feb - day 5 - cancelled
Match notes
  • General
  • Play was suspended after 10.1 overs (56 minutes) after the batsmen had been struck several times by balls which lifted dangerously off a length. Lengthy discussions ensured and after another 10 minutes the players left the field. An hour-and-a-half later the match was abandoned.
  • An additional Test was scheduled for 5-9 February at Port-of-Spain
  • David Richards, the ICC chief executive, said: "It is possible for ICC to rule that the match should be scrubbed out, but I think it is unlikely." Eventually it was ruled that the Test was valid and all performances counted towards career records
 
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Series Results
West Indies v England at St John's - Mar 20-24, 1998
West Indies won by an innings and 52 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 12-16, 1998
Match drawn
West Indies v England at Georgetown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 1998
West Indies won by 242 runs
West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Feb 13-17, 1998
England won by 3 wickets
West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Feb 5-9, 1998
West Indies won by 3 wickets
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Jan 29, 1998

Graham Thorpe tries to get on top of a short ball, West Indies v England, 1st Test, Jamaica, January 29, 1998

Graham Thorpe tries to get on top of a short ball

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Jan 29, 1998

The pitch at Sabina Park after the abandonment of the first Test, West Indies v England, 1st Test, Jamaica, January 29, 1998

The cracks on the Sabina pitch

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