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Way Back When

The 40-year itch

Mar 9, 2015: How far away and quaint the first World Cup seems now

Steven Lynch

'Do you want to press charges against a Mr Jeff Thomson?'

Feb 9, 2015: The day Sri Lanka were bruised and broken by the Aussie tearaway in a World Cup game

Ashley Mallett


The birth of the World Cup

Jan 31, 2015: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

Martin Williamson

My First World Cup

'We didn't know what the World Cup was'

Nov 6, 2014: Javed Miandad was not yet 18 when he was picked for the 1975 World Cup, and he made his ODI debut in perhaps the most thrilling game of the tournament

Men of the Finals

Supercat turns it on

Nov 5, 2014: When Clive Lloyd took the biggest stage by storm, in the title match of the first tournament

World Cup No. 1: the big story

How the World Cup came to be

Nov 5, 2014: Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong

Rob Steen


First among equals

Nov 1, 2014: The inaugural World Cup saw teams treat the infant format like truncated Tests


The deadly arm of Viv Richards

Oct 30, 2014: Ian Chappell and two of his team-mates took on Viv Richards the fielder in the 1975 World Cup final, and lost

Martin Williamson


Gilmour cooks England's goose

Oct 30, 2014: England were wary of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson going into the semi-final of the 1975 tournament, but they were swung out by a 23-year-old rookie


Little man takes apart big man

Oct 30, 2014: When Alvin Kallicharran, only 5'4", bareheaded, and with his shirt unbuttoned halfway down, decided to meet fire with fire against Dennis Lillee


Murray and Roberts stun Pakistan in first thriller

Oct 30, 2014: An unbeaten 64-run tenth-wicket stand between Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts was a fitting finish to the first World Cup nailbiter

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell


Sunny's World Cup go-slow

Feb 12, 2011: The first World Cup match was an occasion tarnished by the most bizarre of innings from Sunil Gavaskar

Martin Williamson

The 1975 World Cup

The start of something special

Jan 25, 2011: The first World Cup final, one in which Australia and West Indies were brimming with star players, was a terrific day's cricket which continued well into a suitably sunlit evening

Ivo Tennant

No. 26

The first World Cup

Jul 10, 2010: Four years after the birth of ODIs, the format was given validation by what was perhaps the boldest and most ambitious innovation since the legislation of overarm bowling

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 7

Richards runs out three

Feb 1, 2009: The King makes Lord's gape in the first World Cup final - and this time he doesn't have to use the bat

Steven Lynch

No. 6

Roberts and Murray stand tall

Jan 25, 2009: Two West Indians in England set a school back home alight

Fazeer Mohammed

Great Moments

They think it's all over ... it isn't!

Feb 15, 2007: A sea of humanity invades Lord's and Dickie Bird loses his hat in the chaos

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

The Murray-Roberts heist

Feb 12, 2007: A 64-run last-wicket stand was a fitting finish to the first-ever bonafide World Cup thriller

Nagraj Gollapudi

Top Performances

Gilmour's one-man show

Feb 12, 2007: When England were blown away by a newbie

Martin Williamson
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