Close of Play

  • Thu, 03 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 274/2 (IVA Richards 143*, AI Kallicharran 52*)
  • Fri, 04 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 0/0 (JH Edrich 0*, JM Brearley 0*)
  • Sat, 05 Jun - day 3 - England 1st innings 221/3 (DS Steele 105*, RA Woolmer 52*)
  • Sun, 06 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 07 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 124/3 (IVA Richards 42*, BD Julien 13*)
  • Tue, 08 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 156/2 (78 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

West Indies tour of England 1976 News

  • Facing Holding with a little thin towel

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

  • Close, Chappell and acts of courage

    Some small deeds in the game's vast history endure, when others that dwarf them by numbers fade from view

  • Who's grovelling now?

    When Tony Greig overstepped the line on the eve of England's series against West Indies

  • The fiery summer

    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