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CRICKET: Sonny Ramadhin, West Indies legendary spinner, dies aged 92 – The Guardian

—  Ramadhin’s death confirmed by Friarmere CC in Oldham

— Spinner helped West Indies to first Test series victory in England in 1950

PHOTO: Sonny Ramadhin was the first man of Indian heritage to represent West Indies. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
THE GUARDIANSun 27 Feb 2022 

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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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