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banner Wednesday, 14 June, 2000, 11:18 GMT 12:18 UK
The 1933 series
Les Ames
Les Ames takes the attack to the West Indies
The West Indies returned for their second Test series in England and this time avoided a whitewash despite the frailty of their batting.

England scored only 296 in their first innings at Lord's despite an unbeaten 83 from Les Ames, but the tourists had no answer to leg-spinner Walter Robins, who claimed six for 32 as they collapsed to 97 all out with only three men reaching double figures.

They fared slightly better in their second innings, but once George Headley had been bowled by Gubby Allen for 50, the lower order offered little resistance as Hedley Verity and George Macaulay took four wickets each to secure victory by an innings and 27 runs.

Old Trafford saw a much improved West Indies performance as they earned a draw after Headley's superb 169 not out and 105 from Ivan Barrow - the pair sharing a second wicket stand of 200 - saw them reach 375.


Douglas Jardine
Jardine - England's single-minded skipper
But England came within one run of their total as skipper Jardine stroked his way to 127, despite five for 73 from fast bowler Manny Martindale in only his second Test appearance.

James Langridge was the star of the final day as he returned figures of seven for 56 from 17 overs as West Indies were dismissed for 225 in their second innings.

Martindale collected another five wickets in England's first innings at The Oval but a composed 107 from Fred Bakewell - his only Test century - was the high point in a total of 312.

A spell of 8-3-16-3 by left-armer Nobby Clark helped reduce West Indies to 44 for four and five for 37 on his debut by Charles Marriott saw them all out for 100.

Roach made 56 after the tourists followed on and seven other batsmen reached double figures, but Marriott completed a notable personal performance with figures of six for 59 as they were all out for 195 to give England victory by an innings and 17 runs.

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