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How West Indies began their journey to world domination

Apr 20, 2016: Forty years ago Clive Lloyd and Co arrived in England ready to forge reputations. They left having established legends

Interviews by Crispin Andrews

1976

Facing Holding with a little thin towel

Sep 19, 2015: Brian Close and John Edrich won plenty of admirers - and took as many hits - on a brutal evening in Manchester in 1976

Martin Williamson

1976

Who's grovelling now?

May 19, 2007: When Tony Greig overstepped the line on the eve of England's series against West Indies

Martin Williamson

1976

The fiery summer

Jul 22, 2006: The English summer of 1976 has gone down in folklore as one where water shortages and scorching temperatures left the country parched ... and it had some serious implications for cricket as well

Martin Williamson

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West Indies in England, 1976

1977: The tenth West Indies side to visit England after gaining Test status fifty years ago covered themselves in glory under the astute direction of their captain, Clive Lloyd and the manager Clyde Walcott, of the Three W's fame.

Third Test Match

England v West Indies

1977: After holding the world's fastest bowlers at bay in the previous five tests England finally bowed the knee to pace on a cracked, often unpredictable pitch at Old Trafford.

Geoffrey Wheeler

Fifth Test Match

England v West Indies

1977: Toss: West Indies

Norman Preston

Fourth Test Match

England v West Indies

1977: At Leeds, July 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

Geoffrey Wheeler

Second Test Match

England v West Indies

1977: The loss of the whole of Saturday, when the takings were £43,000 with the gates closed at 10.40 a.m

Norman Preston

First Test Match

England v West Indies

1977: A marvellous innings of 232 by the 24-year-old Vivian Richards overshadowed everything else in this match

Norman Preston

Third Prudential Trophy Match

ENGLAND v WEST INDIES 1976

1977: At Birmingham, August 30, 31

Second Prudential Trophy Match

ENGLAND v WEST INDIES 1976

1977: At Lord's, August 28, 29

First Prudential Trophy Match

ENGLAND v WEST INDIES 1976

1977: At Scarborough, August 26

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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v West Indians at Scarborough - Sep 4-7, 1976
Pearce's XI won by 2 wickets
Pearce's XI v West Indians at Scarborough - Sep 5, 1976
West Indians won by 7 wickets (with 104 balls remaining)
Notts v West Indians at Nottingham - Sep 1-3, 1976
West Indians won by 5 wickets
England v West Indies at Birmingham - Aug 30-31, 1976
West Indies won by 50 runs
England v West Indies at Lord's - Aug 28-29, 1976
West Indies won by 36 runs
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