West Indies tour of England, 2nd Test: England v West Indies at Birmingham, Aug 9-14, 1973
Match drawn
9,10,11,13,14 August 1973 (5-day match)
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RC Fredericks c Amiss b Underwood 150 510 443 17 0 33.86
RGA Headley b Old 1 31 27 0 0 3.70
RB Kanhai* c Greig b Arnold 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
CH Lloyd lbw b Old 15 34 29 2 0 51.72
AI Kallicharran c Hayes b Arnold 34 82 65 3 0 52.30
GS Sobers b Old 21 72 58 2 0 36.20
DL Murray b Underwood 25 205 139 0 0 17.98
BD Julien c Greig b Arnold 54 110 83 9 0 65.06
KD Boyce lbw b Illingworth 12 16 16 2 0 75.00
VA Holder c Boycott b Underwood 6 31 30 0 0 20.00
LR Gibbs not out 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 2, w 1, nb 3) 6
  Total (all out; 149.3 overs) 327 (2.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GG Arnold 37 13 74 3 2.00
  CM Old 30 3 86 3 2.86
  AW Greig 26 3 84 0 3.23
  R Illingworth 32 19 37 1 1.15
  DL Underwood 24.3 10 40 3 1.63
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott not out 56 202 155 4 0 36.12
DL Amiss c †Murray b Julien 56 223 165 2 0 33.93
BW Luckhurst lbw b Sobers 12 87 57 1 0 21.05
FC Hayes c Kallicharran b Holder 29 148 149 2 0 19.46
AW Greig c Fredericks b Julien 27 82 84 1 1 32.14
APE Knott b Holder 0 22 12 0 0 0.00
KWR Fletcher c Holder b Sobers 52 214 151 6 0 34.43
R Illingworth* lbw b Holder 27 95 77 2 0 35.06
CM Old run out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
GG Arnold c Kallicharran b Sobers 24 108 96 1 0 25.00
DL Underwood c †Murray b Gibbs 2 8 12 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 15) 20
  Total (all out; 156.4 overs) 305 (1.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  VA Holder 44 16 83 3 1.88
  GS Sobers 30 6 62 3 2.06
  KD Boyce 19 2 48 0 2.52
  BD Julien 26 8 55 2 2.11
  LR Gibbs 35.4 21 32 1 0.89
  CH Lloyd 2 0 5 0 2.50
  West Indies 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RGA Headley c †Knott b Old 11 63 40 2 0 27.50
RC Fredericks c †Knott b Arnold 12 47 33 1 0 36.36
RB Kanhai* c Arnold b Illingworth 54 123 107 5 0 50.46
CH Lloyd c †Knott b Underwood 94 172 139 8 1 67.62
AI Kallicharran b Underwood 4 19 22 1 0 18.18
GS Sobers b Arnold 74 160 147 12 0 50.34
DL Murray hit wicket b Arnold 15 69 79 0 0 18.98
BD Julien b Greig 11 38 31 0 0 35.48
KD Boyce c †Knott b Arnold 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
VA Holder c Luckhurst b Greig 10 22 19 1 0 52.63
LR Gibbs not out 3 10 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (lb 10, nb 4) 14
  Total (all out; 103.4 overs) 302 (2.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GG Arnold 20 1 43 4 2.15
  CM Old 14 0 65 1 4.64
  AW Greig 7.4 0 35 2 4.56
  R Illingworth 26 6 67 1 2.57
  DL Underwood 32 9 66 2 2.06
  BW Luckhurst 4 2 12 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 325 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
BW Luckhurst c †Murray b Lloyd 42 125 122 3 0 34.42
DL Amiss not out 86 197 186 9 0 46.23
FC Hayes lbw b Lloyd 0 6 10 0 0 0.00
KWR Fletcher not out 44 62 89 5 0 49.43
Extras (b 8, nb 2) 10
  Total (2 wickets; 67 overs) 182 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  VA Holder 7 1 17 0 2.42
  GS Sobers 7 1 21 0 3.00
  BD Julien 18 3 32 0 1.77
  LR Gibbs 12 2 32 0 2.66
  CH Lloyd 12 3 26 2 2.16
  RC Fredericks 4 0 23 0 5.75
  RB Kanhai 7 1 21 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to bat
Series - West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Umpires - HD Bird and AE Fagg
Close of play
  • Thu, 9 Aug - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 190/5 (RC Fredericks 98*, DL Murray 15*)
  • Fri, 10 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 96/0 (G Boycott 52*, DL Amiss 42*)
  • Sat, 11 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 265/7 (KWR Fletcher 37*, GG Arnold 3*)
  • Sun, 12 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 13 Aug - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 205/5 (GS Sobers 21*, DL Murray 0*)
  • Tue, 14 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 182/2 (67 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • G Boycott retired hurt on 54* from 105/0 to 249/6-[R Illingworth] (bruised ribs)
    • G Boycott retired hurt on 54* from 249/6 to 299/8 (hit on the arm first ball by Holder)
 
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