The Frank Worrell Trophy 1960/61

Result - Australia 2-1 (5)

Australia v West Indies, first Test, Brisbane, 1960-61

'If I'd been Usain Bolt I wouldn't have made my ground'

Eight of the protagonists recount the the story of the most thrilling Test ever, played exactly fifty years ago

No. 20

Worrell's West Indians in Australia

In the drabbest hours of the game came a contest that breathed life back into it and gave birth to one of cricket's great rivalries

No. 19

Worrell becomes captain

A cricketer and a gentleman who gave a sense of unity to West Indian cricket and championed the cause of player rights


The Frank Worrell Trophy, 1960/61 (West Indies in Australia Tests)

West Indies tour of Australia, Oct 1960 - Feb 1961

Test matches

Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test
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The Australian and West Indian players who played the first tied Test at the 40-year reunion
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The final four protagonists of the tied Test: Australia's Ian Meckiff and Lindsay Kline with West Indies' Wes Hall and Joe Solomon at the 40-year reunion
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Australian and West Indian cricketers from the 1960-61 series at a 40-year reunion
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Alan Davidson hooks Wes Hall
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A fan watches the day's play from the top deck of the northern stand
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Series Results
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10-15, 1961
Australia won by 2 wickets
Australia v West Indies at Adelaide - Jan 27-Feb 1, 1961
Match drawn
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Jan 13-18, 1961
West Indies won by 222 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Dec 30, 1960 - Jan 3, 1961
Australia won by 7 wickets
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Dec 9-14, 1960
Match tied
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