List of international cricket five-wicket hauls at Bourda

Bourda cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana hosted international cricket matches between 1930 and 2006. The ground is also known as Georgetown Cricket Club. It hosted 30 Test matches and 11 One Day Internationals, all with the West Indies cricket team as the home side.[1][2] A new stadium, Providence Stadium, was built in Guyana as a replacement for Bourda ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup which was hosted by the West Indies. No international cricket has been played at Bourda since then.[1][a]

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[3] This article details the five-wicket hauls taken on the ground in official international Test and One Day International (ODI) matches.[b]

West Indian Learie Constantine took the first five-wicket haul on the ground, taking five wickets for 87 runs (5/87) against England in the first Test match played on the ground in 1930. The best innings bowling figures on the ground are Australian Ian Johnson's 7/44 taken in 1955 whilst Pakistan's bowler Imran Khan has the best bowling figures in a match, taking 11/21, including a five-wicket haul, in 1988.[2]

KeyEdit

Symbol Meaning
Date Day the Test started
Inn Innings in which the five-wicket haul was taken
O Number of overs bowled by the bowler in the innings
R Number of runs conceded by the bowler in the innings
W Number of wickets taken by the bowler in the innings
Result Result of the match

Test match five-wicket haulsEdit

A total of 21 five-wicket hauls were taken on the ground, all of them in men's Test matches.

Five-wicket hauls in Men's Test matches at Bourda
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Learie Constantine 21 February 1930   West Indies   England 4 40 87 5 West Indies won[4]
2 Eric Hollies[A] 14 February 1935   England   West Indies 2 26 50 7 Drawn[5]
3 John Goddard[B] 3 March 1948   West Indies   England 2 14.2 31 5 West Indies won[6]
4 Wilfred Ferguson[B] 3 March 1948   West Indies   England 3 40 116 5 West Indies won[6]
5 Alf Valentine 11 March 1953   West Indies   India 1 53.5 127 5 Drawn[7]
6 Sonny Ramadhin 24 February 1954   West Indies   England 1 67 113 6 England won[8]
7 Ian Johnson[C] 26 April 1955   Australia   West Indies 3 22.2 44 7 Australia won[9]
8 Nasim-ul-Ghani[D] 13 March 1958   Pakistan   West Indies 2 41.4 116 5 West Indies won[10]
9 Lance Gibbs[D] 13 March 1958   West Indies   Pakistan 3 42 80 5 West Indies won[10]
10 Wes Hall 9 March 1960   West Indies   England 1 30.2 90 6 Drawn[11]
11 Neil Hawke[E] 14 April 1965   Australia   West Indies 1 32 72 6 West Indies won[12]
12 Lance Gibbs[E] 14 April 1965   West Indies   Australia 4 22.2 29 6 West Indies won
13 John Snow[F] 28 March 1968   England   West Indies 3 15.2 60 6 Drawn[13]
14 Lance Gibbs[F] 28 March 1968   West Indies   England 4 40 60 6 Drawn[13]
15 Doug Walters 6 April 1973   Australia   West Indies 1 18.2 66 5 Australia won[14]
16 Joel Garner 2 March 1984   West Indies   Australia 1 27.2 75 6 Drawn[15]
17 Imran Khan 2 April 1988   Pakistan   West Indies 1 22.4 80 7 Pakistan won[16]
18 Arshad Ayub 25 March 1989   India   West Indies 1 31 104 5 Drawn[17]
19 Allan Border 23 March 1991   Australia   West Indies 2 30 68 5 West Indies won[18]
20 Vasbert Drakes[G] 10 April 2003   West Indies   Australia 2 26.1 93 5 Australia won[19]
21 Jason Gillespie[G] 10 April 2003   Australia   West Indies 3 20.2 39 5 Australia won[19]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ No women's international cricket has been staged at the ground.
  2. ^ West Indies play as a composite team selecting players from a number of Caribbean nations and dependencies, generally those which formed part of the British West Indies. These sides play Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket. The individual national sides of the countries which make up the West Indies, such as the Guyana cricket team, play regional cricket competitions at first-class level, a level below Test cricket. This list only details the five-wicket hauls taken in international cricket on the ground.
  1. ^ Hollies was the first player to take seven wickets in an innings on the ground.
  2. ^ a b Goddard and Ferguson took their five-wicket hauls during the same match, Goddard in England's first innings and Ferguson in their second after they had been asked to follow on.
  3. ^ Johnson's figures of 7/44 are the best innings bowling figures on the ground.[2]
  4. ^ a b Nasim-ul-Ghani and Gibbs took their five-wicket hauls in the same match.
  5. ^ a b Hawke and Gibbs took their five-wicket hauls in the same match.
  6. ^ a b Snow and Gibbs took their five-wicket hauls in the same match.
  7. ^ a b Drakes and Gillespie too their five wicket hauls in the same match.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bourda, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  2. ^ a b c Georgetown Cricket Club, Georgetown, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2020-01-06. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Pervez MA (2001) A Dictionary of Cricket, p.31. Hyderabad: Sangam Books (India). ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9
  4. ^ 3rd Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Feb 21-26 1930, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  5. ^ 3rd Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Feb 14-18 1935, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  6. ^ a b 3rd Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 3-6 1948, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  7. ^ 4th Test, India tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 11-17 1953, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  8. ^ 3rd Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Feb 24 - Mar 2 1954, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  9. ^ 3rd Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 26-29 1955, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  10. ^ a b 4th Test, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 13-19 1958, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  11. ^ 4th Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 9-15 1960, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  12. ^ 3rd Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 14-20 1965, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  13. ^ a b 5th Test, England tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 28 - Apr 3 1968, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  14. ^ 4th Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 6-11 1973, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  15. ^ 1st Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 2-7 1984, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  16. ^ 1st Test, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 2-6 1988, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  17. ^ 1st Test, India tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 25-30 1989, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  18. ^ 2nd Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Mar 23-28 1991, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  19. ^ a b 1st Test, Australia tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 10-13 2003, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-07.

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