West Indies tour of England 1939

1939

The tour that never was

England were scheduled to tour India in 1939-40 and the squad had been named. Then other events took over

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The West Indian team in England 1939

Begun in miserable weather and ended prematurely by the anticipation of war, the tour of the West Indies, despite these handicaps, brought considerable distinction to the team admirably captained by R

Third Test match

England v West Indies 1939

The final Test was notable for the enterprising batting of both teams

Statistics

West Indies in England Test Series, 1939

West Indies tour of England, May-Sep 1939

Test matches

Manny Martindale and Derek Sealy leave the field at the end of the Test
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George Headley takes the aerial route
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The ball evades the West Indian slip fielders
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George Headley sweeps against Surrey
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Les Ames bats against the West Indians
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Tour Results
HDG LG XI v West Indians at Scarborough - Sep 9-12, 1939
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
England XI v West Indians at Folkestone - Sep 6-8, 1939
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
Kent v West Indians at Canterbury - Aug 30-Sep 1, 1939
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
Sussex v West Indians at Hove - Aug 26-29, 1939
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Aug 19-22, 1939
Match drawn
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