The Prudential World Cup – 1975 – submitted by Dmitri Allicock

The first Cricket World Cup Final – June 21,1975

Heroes Day! The Prudential World Cup – 1975

June 21 1975 was one the greatest days in West Indies cricket history. On this day back in 1975 the West Indies won the first Cricket World Cup when they beat Australia at Lord’s. Captain Clive Lloyd scored 102 off only 85 balls and Viv Richards was brilliant in the field with three run outs. The West Indies, our heroes, won by 17 runs.

The Prudential World Cup – 1975

The first World Cup, officially called The Prudential Cup, proved an outstanding success. Blessed by perfect weather, ideal conditions prevailed. Altogether fifteen single innings matches, each confined to 60 overs, were played in England between June 7 and June 21.

There were a few one-sided contests among some tremendous and keenly fought struggles. The highlight came in the Final at Lord’s where Australia and West Indies were in combat from 11am until 8.45pm when The Duke of Edinburgh presented the Cup to Clive Lloyd, the West Indies captain.

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The Prudential World Cup – 1975

Here Lloyd proudly lifts the World Cup on that historic day.

Clive Lloyd 1975

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  • bernard  On 06/24/2013 at 9:06 pm

    I met CH Lloyd yesterday June 23 at the Guyana Independance Festival in Canada and I told him i met about Mohd Rafi and that he said Lloyd was his favourte crikckteer and Lloyed was thrilled to hear that.

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