West Indian cricket team in Australia and New Zealand in 1930–31

The West Indies cricket team toured New Zealand and Australia from November 1930 to March 1931 and played a five-match Test series against the Australia national cricket team. Australia won the series 4–1. Australia were captained by Bill Woodfull and the West Indies by Jackie Grant. In addition, the West Indians played nine first-class matches against Australian state teams and, in November, one match in New Zealand against Wellington.[1]

The West Indies team in Melbourne in 1930.

TeamEdit

The manager was R. H. Mallett.

Test series summaryEdit

First TestEdit

12–16 December 1930
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
296 (127.1 overs)
EL Bartlett 84
CV Grimmett 7/87 (48 overs)
376 (117.5 overs)
AF Kippax 146
OC Scott 4/83 (20.5 overs)
249 (98 overs)
GC Grant 71*
A Hurwood 4/86 (34 overs)
172/0 (55.3 overs)
WH Ponsford 92*
Australia won by 10 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: GA Hele and AG Jenkins
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 14 December was taken as a rest day.
  • LS Birkett and GC Grant (both WIN), and A Hurwood (AUS) made their Test debuts.

Second TestEdit

1–5 January 1931
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
369 (116.4 overs)
WH Ponsford 183
OC Scott 4/66 (15.4 overs)
107 (50.1 overs)
IM Barrow 17
CV Grimmett 4/54 (19.1 overs)
90 (f/o) (30.3 overs)
CA Roach 25
A Hurwood 4/22 (11 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 172 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: GE Borwick and WG French
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 January was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the second day.

Third TestEdit

16–20 January 1931
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
558 (147 overs)
DG Bradman 223
HC Griffith 4/133 (33 overs)
193 (104.3 overs)
GA Headley 102*
RK Oxenham 4/39 (30 overs)
148 (f/o) (60.3 overs)
GA Headley 28
CV Grimmett 5/49 (14.3 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 217 runs
Exhibition Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: JP Orr and AE Wyeth
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 18 January was taken as a rest day.

Fourth TestEdit

13–14 February 1931
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
99 (50 overs)
GA Headley 33
H Ironmonger 7/23 (20 overs)
328/8d (89.2 overs)
DG Bradman 152
FR Martin 3/91 (30.2 overs)
107 (35.4 overs)
OC Scott 20*
AG Fairfax 4/31 (14 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 122 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: AN Barlow and J Richards
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

Fifth TestEdit

27 February–4 March 1931
(Timeless Test)
Scorecard
v
350/6d (135 overs)
FR Martin 123*
CV Grimmett 3/100 (33 overs)
224 (79.2 overs)
AG Fairfax 54
GN Francis 4/48 (19 overs)
124/5d (51 overs)
CA Roach 34
H Ironmonger 2/44 (16 overs)
220 (75.3 overs)
AG Fairfax 60*
HC Griffith 4/50 (13.3 overs)
West Indies won by 30 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: HJ Armstrong and WG French
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 1 March was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the fourth day.
  • KE Rigg (AUS) made his Test debut.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Indies in Australia and New Zealand 1930–31". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

External linksEdit

Annual reviewsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975