WEST INDIES in 1980s!

The Fast and the Furious: The West Indies bowlers who terrorised a generation

Take that: Andy Lloyd is hit by a Malcolm Marshall delivery during the First Test at Edgbaston in 1984

The Fast and the Furious: The West Indies bowlers who terrorised a generation

Take that: Andy Lloyd is hit by a Malcolm Marshall delivery during the First Test at Edgbaston in 1984


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Ian Botham. From the days when you could still be a buccaneer and play at the highest level.

Ian Botham. From the days when you could still be a buccaneer and play at the highest level.

/ Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner: the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

/ Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner: the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Thought wearing a helmet took the spirit out of the game...........

Thought wearing a helmet took the spirit out of the game...........

Gary Sobers :.In 1973, Garry Sobers, one of the greatest players to have graced the game, scored his 26th and final Test hundred.

Gary Sobers :.In 1973, Garry Sobers, one of the greatest players to have graced the game, scored his 26th and final Test hundred.

The greatest cricket team of all time. West Indies 1981. Back (L-R): Derek Parry, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Collis King, Larry Gomes, David Murray  Front (L-R): Andy Roberts, Lawrence Rowe, Deryck Murray, Clive Lloyd (Captain), Alvin Kallicharran, Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge

The greatest cricket team of all time. West Indies 1981. Back (L-R): Derek Parry, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Collis King, Larry Gomes, David Murray Front (L-R): Andy Roberts, Lawrence Rowe, Deryck Murray, Clive Lloyd (Captain), Alvin Kallicharran, Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge

Frank Worrell (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1948-1963,  Matches 51,  Highest Score 261,  Runs 3,860,  Average 49.48,  9 Hundreds,  22 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1941-1964,  Matches 208,  Highest Score 308*,  Runs 15,025,  Average 54.24,  39 Hundreds,  80 Fifties.

Frank Worrell (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1948-1963, Matches 51, Highest Score 261, Runs 3,860, Average 49.48, 9 Hundreds, 22 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1941-1964, Matches 208, Highest Score 308*, Runs 15,025, Average 54.24, 39 Hundreds, 80 Fifties.

The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on this day (October 30) in 1962. Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number (43) of ducks in Tests. Click the pic to read more about his brilliant career.

The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on this day (October 30) in 1962. Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number (43) of ducks in Tests. Click the pic to read more about his brilliant career.

The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain - 1905

The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain - 1905

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