West Indies tour of England, 1st Test: England v West Indies at Birmingham, May 30-Jun 4, 1957
30,31 May, 1,3,4 June 1957 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c Walcott b Ramadhin 47 148 5 0
DB Close c †Kanhai b Gilchrist 15 34 1 0
DJ Insole b Ramadhin 20 46 1 0
PBH May* c Weekes b Ramadhin 30 80 3 0
MC Cowdrey c Gilchrist b Ramadhin 4 35 0 0
TE Bailey b Ramadhin 1 8 0 0
GAR Lock b Ramadhin 0 6 0 0
TG Evans b Gilchrist 14 37 1 0
JC Laker b Ramadhin 7 10 0 0
FS Trueman not out 29 45 3 1
JB Statham b Atkinson 13 26 1 0
Extras (b 3, lb 3) 6
  Total (all out; 79.4 overs) 186 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FMM Worrell 9 1 27 0 3.00
  R Gilchrist 27 4 74 2 2.74
  S Ramadhin 31 16 49 7 1.58
  DS Atkinson 12.4 3 30 1 2.36
  West Indies 1st innings R M 4s 6s
BH Pairaudeau b Trueman 1 14 0 0
RB Kanhai lbw b Statham 42 119 6 0
CL Walcott c †Evans b Laker 90 262 11 0
ED Weekes b Trueman 9 53 0 0
GS Sobers c Bailey b Statham 53 129 8 0
OG Smith lbw b Laker 161 341 19 1
FMM Worrell b Statham 81 293 8 0
JDC Goddard* c Lock b Laker 24 48 3 0
DS Atkinson c Statham b Laker 1 8 0 0
S Ramadhin not out 5 6 0 0
R Gilchrist run out 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 6) 7
  Total (all out; 191.4 overs) 474 (2.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 39 4 114 3 2.92
  FS Trueman 30 4 99 2 3.30
  TE Bailey 34 11 80 0 2.35
  JC Laker 54 17 119 4 2.20
  GAR Lock 34.4 15 55 0 1.58
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c sub b Ramadhin 34 92 2 0
DB Close c Weekes b Gilchrist 42 141 3 0
DJ Insole b Ramadhin 0 2 0 0
PBH May* not out 285 600 25 2
MC Cowdrey c sub b Smith 154 500 16 0
TG Evans not out 29 30 5 0
Extras (b 23, lb 16) 39
  Total (4 wickets dec; 258 overs) 583 (2.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  R Gilchrist 26 2 67 1 2.57
  S Ramadhin 98 35 179 2 1.82
  DS Atkinson 72 29 137 0 1.90
  GS Sobers 30 4 77 0 2.56
  OG Smith 26 4 72 1 2.76
  JDC Goddard 6 2 12 0 2.00
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 296 runs) R M 4s 6s
BH Pairaudeau b Trueman 7 25 0 0
RB Kanhai c Close b Trueman 1 5 0 0
GS Sobers c Cowdrey b Lock 14 35 3 0
ED Weekes c Trueman b Lock 33 91 6 0
FMM Worrell c May b Lock 0 18 0 0
CL Walcott c Lock b Laker 1 28 0 0
OG Smith lbw b Laker 5 64 0 0
JDC Goddard* not out 0 40 0 0
DS Atkinson not out 4 6 1 0
Extras (b 7) 7
  Total (7 wickets; 60 overs) 72 (1.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 2 0 6 0 3.00
  FS Trueman 5 3 7 2 1.40
  JC Laker 24 20 13 2 0.54
  GAR Lock 27 19 31 3 1.14
  DB Close 2 1 8 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - R Gilchrist and RB Kanhai (West Indies)
Umpires - DE Davies and CS Elliott
Close of play
  • Thu, 30 May - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 83/1 (RB Kanhai 42*, CL Walcott 40*)
  • Fri, 31 May - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 316/5 (OG Smith 70*, FMM Worrell 48*)
  • Sat, 1 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 102/2 (DB Close 34*, PBH May 21*)
  • Sun, 2 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 378/3 (PBH May 193*, MC Cowdrey 78*)
  • Tue, 4 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 72/7 (60 ov) - end of match
 
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