West Indies tour of England, 1st ODI: England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973
England won by 1 wicket (with 3 balls remaining)
Played at Headingley, Leeds
5 September 1973 (55-over match)
  West Indies innings (55 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
RC Fredericks c Greig b Willis 4 12 1 0 33.33
MLC Foster c Greig b Old 25 62 4 0 40.32
RB Kanhai* c Greig b Underwood 55 75 5 1 73.33
CH Lloyd b Willis 31 32 2 1 96.87
AI Kallicharran st †Taylor b Underwood 26 68 3 0 38.23
GS Sobers c †Taylor b Old 0 6 0 0 0.00
BD Julien c †Taylor b Old 0 2 0 0 0.00
KD Boyce b Underwood 7 17 1 0 41.17
DL Murray run out 11 29 0 0 37.93
VA Holder c Old b Hendrick 10 21 0 0 47.61
LR Gibbs not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 12) 12
  Total (all out; 54 overs) 181 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 10 2 29 2 2.90
  M Hendrick 11 4 27 1 2.45
  CM Old 11 1 43 3 3.90
  DL Underwood 11 2 30 3 2.72
  AW Greig 11 0 40 0 3.63
  England innings (target: 182 runs from 55 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Kanhai b Holder 0 13 0 0 0.00
MJ Smith lbw b Julien 31 71 2 0 43.66
MH Denness* b Gibbs 66 117 6 0 56.41
FC Hayes c †Murray b Julien 9 27 2 0 33.33
KWR Fletcher lbw b Holder 2 10 0 0 20.00
AW Greig c Sobers b Boyce 48 54 4 0 88.88
CM Old b Sobers 4 15 0 0 26.66
RW Taylor run out 8 18 1 0 44.44
M Hendrick b Boyce 1 2 0 0 50.00
RGD Willis not out 5 4 0 0 125.00
DL Underwood not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 3) 7
  Total (9 wickets; 54.3 overs) 182 (3.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GS Sobers 10.3 3 31 1 2.95
  VA Holder 11 1 34 2 3.09
  KD Boyce 11 1 40 2 3.63
  BD Julien 11 1 40 2 3.63
  LR Gibbs 11 0 30 1 2.72

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 2-match series 1-0
ODI debuts - MH Denness, M Hendrick, CM Old, MJ Smith, RW Taylor and RGD Willis (England); KD Boyce, MLC Foster, RC Fredericks, LR Gibbs, VA Holder, BD Julien, AI Kallicharran, RB Kanhai, CH Lloyd, DL Murray and GS Sobers (West Indies)
Player of the match - MH Denness (England)
Umpires - CS Elliott and AE Fagg

Match Notes


    • On his debut as England's captain, Denness made the highes contribution to the first of these contests to be decided by the final pair of batsmen. Sobers failed to score in his only one-day international.
 
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