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England v West Indies, fifth Test, The Oval, 1976

'The pain was incredible'

May 7, 2009: A look back to an England-West Indies classic from 33 years ago

Bob Woolmer

West Indies v England, fifth Test, Port-of-Spain, 1973-74

Tony's star turn

May 2, 2009: Greig returns to Port-of-Spain to spin England to a memorable win and settle a score

Pat Pocock

West Indies 1 England 1

M.C.C. in West Indies, 1973-74

1975: For England to have drawn the series in West Indies was a surprise, a pleasant one, but not an altogether just one

Fifth Test Match

West Indies v England

1975: The final Test was well and deservedly won by England on the strength of two outstanding personal performances -- by Greig, who, bowling almost entirely in his new style as an off-spinner took thirteen wickets for 156, and by Boycott who in each

Fourth Test Match

West Indies v England

1975: At Georgetown, March 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

Third Test Match

West Indies v England

1975: The third Test was virtually a replay of the second as England again escaped with a determined and skilful batting performance on the last day after four days of running second to West Indies.

Second Test Match

West Indies v England

1975: In the end this became the great escape story -- a match apparently lost by England but finally saved by Amiss who batted for the last nine and a half hours and scored 262 not out.

First Test Match

West Indies v England

1975: West Indies won by seven wickets, a heavy and disappointing result for England considering that by lunchtime on the fourth day they were in a position to save the match and perhaps even win it.

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Tour Results
West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Mar 30-Apr 5, 1974
England won by 26 runs
West Indies v England at Georgetown - Mar 22-27, 1974
Match drawn
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 6-11, 1974
Match drawn
West Indies v England at Kingston - Feb 16-21, 1974
Match drawn
West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Feb 2-7, 1974
West Indies won by 7 wickets
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