England tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948
21,22,23,24,26 January 1948 (5-day match)
  West Indies 1st innings R 4s 6s
JB Stollmeyer c Robertson b Ikin 78 0
CL Walcott b Laker 8 0
ED Weekes c †Evans b Tremlett 35 0
GE Gomez b Laker 86 0
GA Headley* b Laker 29 0
RJ Christiani lbw b Laker 1 0 0
JDC Goddard b Howorth 28 0
EAV Williams c Ikin b Laker 2 0 0
W Ferguson b Laker 0 0 0
PEW Jones not out 10 0
BBM Gaskin c Ikin b Laker 10 0
Extras (lb 4, w 2, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 124 overs) 296 (2.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MF Tremlett 26 8 49 1 1.88
  K Cranston 15 4 29 0 1.93
  JC Laker 37 9 103 7 2.78
  JT Ikin 16 3 38 1 2.37
  R Howorth 30 8 68 1 2.26
  England 1st innings R 4s 6s
JDB Robertson lbw b Williams 80 0
W Place c Gomez b Goddard 12 0
D Brookes b Jones 10 0
J Hardstaff jnr b Williams 98 0
JT Ikin c †Walcott b Williams 3 0 0
GA Smithson c Gomez b Jones 0 0 0
K Cranston* run out 2 0 0
R Howorth c Goddard b Ferguson 14 0
TG Evans b Jones 26 0
JC Laker c †Walcott b Jones 2 0 0
MF Tremlett not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 110.2 overs) 253 (2.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PEW Jones 25.2 6 54 4 2.13
  BBM Gaskin 11 0 30 0 2.72
  EAV Williams 33 15 51 3 1.54
  JDC Goddard 21 6 49 1 2.33
  W Ferguson 14 1 52 1 3.71
  GA Headley 6 1 11 0 1.83
  West Indies 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JB Stollmeyer c †Evans b Howorth 31 0
CL Walcott c Ikin b Howorth 16 0
ED Weekes b Laker 25 0
GE Gomez st †Evans b Howorth 0 0 0
JDC Goddard c Ikin b Laker 18 0
RJ Christiani lbw b Cranston 99 0
EAV Williams c †Evans b Howorth 72 63 3
PEW Jones c Robertson b Howorth 7 0
W Ferguson not out 56 0
BBM Gaskin c Brookes b Howorth 7 0
GA Headley* not out 7 0
Extras (b 6, lb 4, w 1, nb 2) 13
  Total (9 wickets dec; 106 overs) 351 (3.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MF Tremlett 10 0 40 0 4.00
  K Cranston 13 3 31 1 2.38
  JC Laker 30 12 95 2 3.16
  JT Ikin 12 1 48 0 4.00
  R Howorth 41 8 124 6 3.02
  England 2nd innings (target: 395 runs) R 4s 6s
JDB Robertson not out 51 0
D Brookes c †Walcott b Goddard 7 0
R Howorth b Ferguson 16 0
K Cranston* lbw b Gaskin 8 0
J Hardstaff jnr c Gomez b Goddard 0 0 0
W Place not out 1 0 0
Extras (lb 3) 3
  Total (4 wickets; 45.4 overs) 86 (1.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PEW Jones 9 1 29 0 3.22
  BBM Gaskin 10 4 15 1 1.50
  EAV Williams 9 3 17 0 1.88
  JDC Goddard 14 4 18 2 1.28
  W Ferguson 3.4 1 4 1 1.09

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to bat
Series - 4-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - D Brookes, JC Laker, W Place, GA Smithson and MF Tremlett (England); RJ Christiani, W Ferguson, BBM Gaskin, JDC Goddard, PEW Jones, CL Walcott and ED Weekes (West Indies)
Umpires - CS Foster and JH Walcott
Close of play
  • Wed, 21 Jan - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 244/3 (GE Gomez 85*, GA Headley 29*)
  • Thu, 22 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 150/3 (J Hardstaff jnr 42*, JT Ikin 3*)
  • Fri, 23 Jan - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 117/4 (JDC Goddard 9*, RJ Christiani 28*)
  • Sat, 24 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 60/2 (JDB Robertson 35*, K Cranston 2*)
  • Sun, 25 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 86/4 (45.4 ov) - end of match
 
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