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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 April, 2004, 08:43 GMT 09:43 UK
England player ratings
England have beaten the West Indies 3-0 for their first series win in the Caribbean since 1968. But how did we rate the players? Here are our marks out of 10.

Michael Vaughan
He could hardly buy a run in any of his first innings digs, but his captaincy improves with every series. Electing to bowl first in Barbados proved to be a particularly inspired move.


Marcus Trescothick
It was not so much the bare statistics - 166 runs at 23.7 - but the lack of technique that was a worry. He did at least catch everything at first slip, and hit an important fifty in Antigua.


Mark Butcher
Mr Consistency at number three, Butcher crafted four half-centuries and was so often called upon to resurrect the team after an early stumble or two. One complaint is that he converted none of his fifties into centuries.


Nasser Hussain
Hussain is in the late autumn of his England career and is not the force he once was. Granted, there were two important half-centuries from him in the first two Tests and the final innings in Antigua but there were some bad dismissals too.


Graham Thorpe
The unbeaten century in Barbados was one of his best ever, and the innings of 90 in Trinidad was of equal importance. The rejuvenated Thorpe is a hugely positive influence in the dressing-room these days, too.


Andrew Flintoff
A tour that had a quiet beginning came good with a terrific five-wicket haul in Barbados and a resolute century in Antigua. He is also probably the best slip catcher in the world at present.


Chris Read
All his points are for his flawless wicket-keeping, and it is sad there is no place in a modern Test side for a gloveman of his class who cannot produce consistent runs.


Geraint Jones
He looked mortified to concede his first byes in the 201st over of West Indies' mammoth innings in Antigua. His batting certainly looked more assured than Read's.


Ashley Giles
Not the greatest series for Giles, whose illness before Antigua spared him the Lara treatment. He may be a close personal friend of the skipper's, but that should not guarantee him a Test spot.


Gareth Batty
The reserve off-spinner clearly has the right attitude for the job, but does he possess the skills? He will not want to be remembered for acting as cannon-fodder for Lara in his surge to 400.


Simon Jones
His fitness held up, which was the first important issue, and he also found time to take 11 good wickets in the course of the series. It must be said, though, that his pace was definitely down at times.


Matthew Hoggard
Took a memorable hat-trick in Barbados and has restored his ability to worry top-class left-handers with his swing. Looked as sick as a pig in Antigua but gamely bowled on the first day.


Steve Harmison
He was England's leading wicket-taker in 2003 and deservedly man-of-the-series here. Simply devastating figures of 7-12 in the Jamaica rout and 23 wickets all told, but where's that central contract?





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