England v West Indies 2007

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London Economics issues report

MCC reveals economic impact of Lord's

Sep 6, 2007: Test matches hosted at Lord's boost the local economy by almost £30m a year, a report commissioned by MCC has revealed

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies in England 2007

Early signs hopeful for West Indies

May 23, 2007: West Indies' fighting performance in the Lord's Test is a good sign for the remainder of the tour

Tony Cozier

Top Performer - Matt Prior

New magnetic wonder

May 22, 2007: Andrew Miller has this week's top performer - Matt Prior, who cracked a hundred on Test debut

Andrew Miller

Most hundreds and five-fors in a match

Eight tons in a Test, and high totals without a hundred

May 22, 2007:

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Sarwan looks forward with confidence

May 21, 2007: All the while that Lord's was shrouded by this afternoon's persistent drizzle, the television monitors in the press box were showing replays of a rather more classic encounter between these two sides

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Hoggard leaves an echoing void

May 21, 2007: All the while that Lord's was shrouded by this afternoon's persistent drizzle, the television monitors in the press box were showing replays of a rather more classic encounter between these two sides

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Rain washes out England's hopes

May 21, 2007: A mere 20 overs were possible on the final day at Lord's as West Indies and England were frustrated by a depressing combination of drizzle and murky light, leaving the series wide open with three Tests to play

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

England look to the odd couple for victory

May 20, 2007: In any ordinary circumstances, you'd expect a side to canter to victory in a match where half the team registers either a hundred or a five-wicket haul

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Monty emulates Bedi

May 20, 2007: Monty Panesar became the first spinner to take six wickets in a first-innings of an opposition's batting at Lord's since Bishan Singh Bedi took 6 for 226 in 1974

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Pietersen ton sets up victory chance

May 20, 2007: Kevin Pietersen won't have enjoyed missing England's first-innings century-spree, but joined the club on the fourth day at Lord's with a dazzling hundred as West Indies were set a last-day target of 401

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Harmison a midget among minnows

May 19, 2007: This was a day that nobody had quite anticipated, as West Indies fought back from a dire position of 187 for 5 with the sort of ease and poise that would have shocked even their most ardent supporters

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Forget wrist positions: just let them bowl

May 19, 2007: Increasingly, modern bowlers' natural instincts are constrained by the coaching books, and two of England's, Liam Plunkett and Steve Harmison, fluffed their lines with robotic predictability on the third day at Lord's

Will Luke

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Chanderpaul keeps West Indies fighting

May 19, 2007: For the first time this match represented an even contest, with West Indies battling hard throughout the third day of the first Test at Lord's. Their response to England's huge total was held together by Shivnarine Chanderpaul and rapid half-centuries fro

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Prior's dream debut

May 18, 2007: Matt Prior became only the third wicketkeeper to score a hundred on debut, and the fifth batsman to do so at Lord's

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Punishing Prior seizes his chance

May 18, 2007: Matt Prior always professed that batting was his first love. Today he demonstrated a voracious technique and a showman's love for the centre stage, to captivate a capacity Lord's crowd

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Prior's thrilling debut cements England's command

May 18, 2007: Matt Prior became the first English wicketkeeper to score a hundred on Test debut as West Indies were flayed on the second day of the first Test at Lord's. Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell also joined the three-figure club to make it four England century-mak

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Cook shows the benefits of a break

May 17, 2007: The Lord's slope was not the only lop-sided aspect of the opening day of England's international season. Despite the alarming speed with which the summer has tagged along behind an interminable winter, the main man of the match so far has had a leisurely

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Cook's calmness guides England

May 17, 2007: Alastair Cook's century guided England into a strong position on a truncated opening day at Lord's

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

'You don't need a group of superstars, you need a team'

Lara thinks West Indies can thrive under Sarwan

May 17, 2007: Brian Lara believes West Indies will now have a chance to rebuild their ailing fortunes without being overshadowed by his presence

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 2007 - Test Match Special turns 50

Let them eat cake

May 17, 2007: Test Match Special is 50 this summer but change looms. Paul Coupar reports

Paul Coupar
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Tour Results
Ireland v West Indies at Dublin - Jul 14, 2007
No result
Scotland v West Indies at Dublin - Jul 12, 2007
West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
Netherlands v West Indies at Dublin - Jul 10, 2007
West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 213 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jul 7, 2007
West Indies won by 93 runs
England v West Indies at Birmingham - Jul 4, 2007
West Indies won by 61 runs
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