Rest of the World XI tour of England 1970

November 2005

The empire strikes back

It looked like the summer of 1970 would be without international cricket, so a five-Test series between England and a Rest of the World side was hastily put together. Simon Lister interviews the key players

July 2000

The best of the best?

The cancellation of South Africa's 1970 tour of England left the TCCB with a headache but the Rest o f the World XI provided an exhilarating tonic

Fifth Test Match

England v Rest Of The World, 1970

Statistics

Rest of the World XI tour of England, Jun-Sep 1970

Garry Sobers walks off the ground at the end of the game
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Ray Illingworth is caught by Mushtaq Mohammad for a duck
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Basil D'Oliveira is caught and bowled by Clive Lloyd for 110
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Keith Fletcher is caught-behind by Deryck Murray off Garry Sobers
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Lance Gibbs on the Rest of the World tour of England
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Ray Illingworth is bowled by Garry Sobers for 97
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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v ROW XI at Scarborough - Sep 5-8, 1970
Match drawn
England v ROW XI at The Oval - Aug 13-18, 1970
ROW XI won by 4 wickets
England v ROW XI at Leeds - Jul 30-Aug 4, 1970
ROW XI won by 2 wickets
England v ROW XI at Birmingham - Jul 16-21, 1970
ROW XI won by 5 wickets
England v ROW XI at Nottingham - Jul 2-7, 1970
England won by 8 wickets
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