England cricket team in West Indies in 1934-35


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England cricket team in West Indies in 1953-54

The English cricket team in the West Indies in 1934-35 was a cricket touring party sent to the West Indies under the auspices of the MCC for a tour lasting for two-and-a-half months in 1934-35. The team played four Test matches against the West Indies, winning one match but losing two – the first series defeat of an England side by the West Indies.
The team comprised 14 players, but less than half of them were regular Test players. It "could scarcely be regarded as representative of the full strength of England", Wisden reported in its 1936 edition coverage of the tour. By contrast, the West Indies side had developed since its disappointing tour of England in 1933. In Martindale, Constantine and Hylton it had a trio of high-class fast bowlers, and Jackie Grant was an experienced captain not given to the eccentricities that the England captain Wyatt inflicted on his team.

West Indian cricket team in Australia in 1953-54 Results

First Test-West Indies (102 and 51 for six declared) lost to England (81 for seven declared and 75 for six) by four wickets.
Second Test-West Indies (302 and 280 for six declared) beat England (258 and 107) by 217 runs.
Third Test-England (226 and 160 for six declared) drew with the West Indies (184 and 104 for five).
Fourth Test-West Indies (535 for seven declared) beat England (271 and 103) by an innings and 161 runs.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.