Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Australia 1981-82
Tour of Australia
25th West Indies
Seventh Test-playing tour of Australia by West Indies
(November 1981 -
Australia's third twin-tour season was
shared between West Indies and Pakistan and the three countries
engaged in a triangular one-day series of unrelenting length, including four
finals.All along, it was clear that West Indies would win the Benson & Hedges Cup
Because of the restrictive
needs of the one-day game at the time, Harold Joseph, the 'mystery' spin
bowler, did not play in a single match after Christmas. David Murray who
broke a hand and Gus Logie, broken nose, were also unable to play for the
last five weeks.
West Indies had now been engaged on
cricket tours for half the time out of the last 2½ years - but there was no
further tour for two years.
The selectors did not
consider Kallicharran for the 1981-82 tour, nor again in future, because he
was playing in South Africa
for Transvaal.Clarke, Croft and David Murray out of this
tour group subsequently played in South Africa
and also ruled themselves out of representing West
Indies again on any future tours.
Clyde Walcott, Calvin Wilkins, Steve Camacho and Clive Lloyd (co-opted).
Clive Lloyd was appointed captain on 8 May and joined
the selection panel.Camacho was named
manager, also in May.
in former years, the West Indies team was
picked on performances in this year's Shell Shield competition.
Unavailable: Alvin Kallicharran would not be selected because
he was playing in Transvaal.
Tour Party Announced :18 August
1981 in Barbados.
Marshall (Hampshire), Lloyd, Holding (both Lancashire),
Roberts (Leicestershire), Daniel, Richards, Garner (both Somerset), Clarke, Kallicharran (Warwicks)
all playing county cricket.
Not selected : Derick Parry, Everton Mattis, Lawrence Rowe,
Time between selection
and departure from West Indies
(18 August - 6?? November)
A West Indian under-26 team was touring Zimbabwe
between 5 and 28 October including Bacchus, Marshall, Haynes, Joseph, Logie,
On x November 1981 the team flew from Barbados
to London where all assembled, and landed in Sydneyon Sunday
8 November; they arrived in Adelaide
on 10 November.Lloyd stayed in London, with his wife who was unwell, and reached Adelaide on 12 November.
Time spent in Australia
(8 November - 5 February)
On-tour selection committee
Clive Lloyd,Viv Richards, Steve Camacho and Gordon Greenidge (?)
None.Gordon Greenidge suffered from an injured ligament
in his knee throughout the tour. The WICB asked the selectors (Butcher,
Walcott, Hendriks) to choose a stand-by who was Lawrence Rowe as he would be
out of action for at least three weeks.
David Murray (broken hand)
and Gus Logie (broken nose) were put out of the tour by injuries and Malcolm
Marshall spent much of the tour incapacitated by a back injury but the West Indies did not need to call on any reserves.If any of the fast bowlers had needed
replacement, Wayne Daniel (Western Australia)
and Franklyn Stephenson (Tasmania) were
available as they were playing in Australia.
Time from end of final Test until departure from Australia2
(3 February - 5 February)
Australian tour 1981-82
x other match
⊕ T/20 international
W wonL lostD drawn
no resultA abandonedu unknown result
S F A Bacchus
S T Clarke
C E H Croft
P J L Dujon
H A Gomes
C G Greenidge
D L Haynes
M A Holding
C H Lloyd
A L Logie
M D Marshall
D A Murray
I V A Richards
A M E Roberts
Holding's 5-45 and 6-62 in the first Test at Melbourne
was the best match return by a West Indian against Australia
Gomes, with a secure team place at last, scored centuries (126 and 124*) in
the last two Tests
scores by Jeffrey Dujon, playing as a batsman, were 41, 43, 44, 48, 51 and
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
Return to West Indies
The team flew out of Sydney on 5 February 1982.
Manager Steve Camacho and seven members of the West
Indies team arrived in Barbados
on 8 February. They were Richards, Bacchus. Logie, Dujon, Roberts, Murray and
Garner. Gomes returned home to Port of Spain from
the United States on
Tuesday 9 February, following a private visit to the USA. Comacho
and Dujon arrived at Norman Manley Airport,
Kingston, on 10 February from Barbados.
Camacho was taking a holiday in Jamaica.
Holding remained behind in Australia for about a week for a
cartilage operation on his left knee.
Time away from West Indies
(6 ? November to 8 February)
The West Indian Board called for a greatly inflated tour
guarantee which was rejected by the Australian authorities.