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banner Monday, 19 June, 2000, 14:01 GMT 15:01 UK
The 1963 series
Charlie Griffith
Charlie Griffith: Looking for an edge
England faced up to the feared fast bowling partnership of Charlie Griffith and Wes Hall, but it was off-spinner Lance Gibbs who proved hardest to handle in a 10-wicket defeat at Old Trafford.

Conrad Hunte's 182, supported by 90 from Rohan Kanhai, led West Indies to 501 for six declared and although skipper Ted Dexter made 73, England were all out for 205 with Gibbs taking five for 59.

Micky Stewart, father of current England wicket-keeper Alec, scored 87 as the home side followed on but no-one else reached fifty as Gibbs surpassed his first innings display with figures of six for 98.

England were dismissed for 296 and Hunte collected the single needed for victory.


Fred Trueman
Fred Trueman: Applauded from the field
England recalled Derek Shackleton for a thrilling second Test at Lord's and he picked up seven wickets in a drawn game, providing an ideal foil for the pace of Fred Trueman, who returned match figures of 11 for 152.

The tourists totalled 301 batting first but England finished only four runs adrift thanks to 80 by Ken Barrington and 70 from Dexter, who shared a third wicket stand of 82.

Basil Butcher's 133 was more than half of West Indies' second innings 229, which left England 234 to win. Barrington's 60 and a typically defiant 70 from Brian Close gave them a chance but the tourists chipped their way through the order and the match ended with England on 228 for nine.

Trueman produced another dynamic display at Edgbaston, where England levelled the series with a 217-run win.


Ted Dexter
Ted Dexter: Taking the attack to West Indies
A total of 216 did not look good enough after winning the toss, but Trueman snapped up five for 75, supported well by Dexter's four for 38, to leave West Indies 30 runs behind on first innings.

Phil Sharpe's determined 85 not out in his first Test appearance enabled England to declare on 278 for nine early on the fifth day and Trueman ripped through the middle order for figures of seven for 44 as West Indies collapsed to 91 all out.

A hard-fought series came to an end at The Oval with West Indies coming out on top by a 2-1 margin thanks to a 221-run win.

Gary Sobers (102) and Kanhai (92) guided the tourists to 397 after they won the toss and Griffith was in destructive mood as he took six for 36 as England were hustled out for 174.

England's bowlers performed well to restrict West Indies to 229 in their second innings with off-spinner Fred Titmus claiming four for 44, but the task of scoring 453 for victory was beyond them and half centuries by Close and Jim Parks were little consolation as they were dismissed for 231.

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