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Queen's Park Oval gets a thumbs-up

May 28, 2004: The Queen's Park Oval, one of eleven venues in line to host matches during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, has been given the thumbs up by the International Cricket Council's Venue Assessment Team which is currently in the Caribbean

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England in West Indies, one-day series 2003-04

England play the waiting game

Apr 26, 2004: Michael Vaughan is approaching the remainder of England's one-day series in the Caribbean with mixed feelings

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England in West Indies, one-day series 2003-04

Anderson waits for his opening

Apr 22, 2004: It's been a frustrating winter so far for James Anderson, last summer's golden boy, who has been forced to wait his turn during the Test series and the first one-day international in Guyana

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad

A deafening silence

Mar 24, 2004: Perhaps the most damning indictment of the state of cricket in the Caribbean is that yesterday's defeat in the Trinidad Test has been treated by the region's press with a resigned acceptance

Martin Williamson

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad

Lara and Jones fined

Mar 23, 2004: Brian Lara and Simon Jones have both been found guilty of breaching Level One of the ICC's Code of Conduct, and have been fined half their match fees

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 5th day

Windies lurch from world-beaters to woeful losers

Mar 23, 2004: Before the series, if you had said that England would have retained the Wisden Trophy after the first two Tests, and with some ease, most people would probably have accused you of having had a few too many rums

The Wisden Verdict by Freddie Auld in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 5th day

Vaughan: 'It's taken a hell of a lot of hard work'

Mar 23, 2004: A jubilant Michael Vaughan and downcast Brian Lara faced the press after the defeat at Port-of-Spain

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 5th day

England wrap it up in half-an-hour

Mar 23, 2004: It didn't take long: inside half-an-hour England had knocked off the 28 runs they needed to secure victory, a 2-0 series lead, and retention of the Wisden Trophy

The Wisden Bulletin by Steven Lynch

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad

Lara reported by umpires

Mar 23, 2004: Not much has gone right for Brian Lara in the last fortnight

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 4th day

Jones apologises for Sarwan outburst

Mar 22, 2004: Simon Jones could face disciplinary action from the International Cricket Council after an excited celebration when dismissing Ramnaresh Sarwan during the afternoon session of the second Test at Port-of-Spain

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 4th day

England's discipline made the difference

Mar 22, 2004: Nasser Hussain epitomised the difference between the two sides, says Freddie Auld

The Wisden Verdict by Freddie Auld in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 3rd day

Limited satisfaction

Mar 22, 2004: Freddie Auld turns into Mick Jagger's stalker for a day

Roving Reporter by Freddie Auld in Trinidad

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 4th day

Bad light holds up England's surge for victory

Mar 22, 2004: England galloped towards victory on the fourth evening at Port-of-Spain, knocking off 71 of the 99 runs they needed in just ten overs before the umpires stepped in and took the players off, even though the batsmen were keen to continue

The Wisden Bulletin by Steven Lynch

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 3rd day

Patience, persistence, resistance

Mar 21, 2004: Forget, if you can for just a minute, all the runs, risks and razzmatazz of modern cricket

The Wisden Verdict by Freddie Auld in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 3rd day

'Personal scores are irrelevant,' says Hussain

Mar 21, 2004: Nasser Hussain speaks out

Wisden Cricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day

Fletcher backs England's old guard

Mar 21, 2004: Duncan Fletcher plays down concern over the form of England's openers

Wisden Cricinfo Staff

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 3rd day

Thorpe extends England's lead

Mar 21, 2004: The old'uns are always the best, as the hundreds of England fans who spent the afternoon worshipping Sir Mick Jagger would heartily agree

The Wisden Bulletin by Andrew Miller

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day

Survival of the grittiest

Mar 20, 2004: Nasser Hussain and Mark Butcher, two of England's gritty old pros, stuck out another nasty mini-session today at Port-of-Spain before the weather closed in

The Wisden Verdict by Freddie Auld in Port-of-Spain

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 2nd day

Backbench rebellion

Mar 20, 2004: Freddie Auld surveys the press box at the Queen's Park Oval

Roving Reporter by Freddie Auld in Trinidad

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day

Butcher and Hussain battle it out

Mar 20, 2004: England were once again indebted to the experience of Mark Butcher and Nasser Hussain, as West Indies enjoyed the better of what little play was available on the second day in Trinidad

The Wisden Bulletin by Andrew Miller
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