1950, West Indies Won Their First Test in England
On this day June 29, 1950, West Indies won their first Test in England at Lord’s. The second Test at Lord’s was the first time that the West Indies had won a match against England in England.
West Indies young spin twins, Sonny Ramadhin took 5 wickets for 66 runs and 6 for 86, Alf Valentine took 4 for 48 and 3 for 79 led their first win.
Ramadhin and Valentine were both playing their second Tests. West Indies won their first Test in England by 326 runs.
Alf Valentine set a record by bowling 47 maiden overs in second innings. In the match Valentine bowled 75 maidens and it is still a highest maiden overs in test match.
Allan Rae hit 106 runs in 1st innings and Clyde Walcott hit 168* in 2nd innings.
In the four-match Test series against England, West Indies won the series by 3-1.
In 1951, Sonny Ramadhin, Alf Valentine, Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell named West Indian players as Cricketer of the Year.