England cricket team in West Indies in 1953-54


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England cricket team in West Indies in 1953-54

The English Cricket Team in the West Indies in 1953-54 played five Test matches, five other first-class matches and seven other games, three of them on a two-week stop-over in Bermuda that included Christmas.
Ultimately the tour could be considered a success for England in cricketing terms, as they came back from 2-0 down to draw the series 2-2 against strong opposition. However the tour had its problems, both on and off the field. The West Indians were disappointed by the English party's reluctance to socialise and the defensive nature of much of their cricket. The English players were dissatisfied with the quality of some of the umpiring. There was crowd trouble at two of the Tests. Lock was called for throwing in the first Test. Trueman's behaviour on the tour was held by the team's management to be unsatisfactory, and he was not selected again for England for several years.

England cricket team in West Indies in 1953-54 Results

* 1st Test at Sabina Park, Kingston – West Indies won by 140 runs.
* 2nd Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies won by 181 runs.
* 3rd Test at Bourda, Georgetown – England won by 9 wickets.
* 4th Test at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad – match drawn.
* 5th Test at Sabina Park, Kingston – England won by 9 wickets.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.