Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Australia 1984-85
Tour of Australia 1984-85Captain: Clive Lloyd
28th official Test tour
Eighth Test-playing tour by West Indies to Australia
(October 1984 -
This was the eighth official West indies Test tour of Australia. It was in fact the fourth visit to Australia in six years but the first full tour since taking a 5-1 defeat in 1975-76.
In order to take on the role of manager, Wesley Hall had to resign his job of ten years with Banks Brewery, who refused him five months unpaid leave after granting a similar period for the 1983-84 tour of India. Hall was awarded The Order of Australia for services to cricket. During the tour he suffered a nexk injury and on 28 November had to be taken to hospital for treatment.The physio/trainer Dennis Waight also needed hospital treatment during the tour for chest pains.
Desmond Haynes was reprimanded for giving a V-sign to Geoff Lawson who had just bowled him out in the second Test match.
Clive Lloyd, 40, on his farewell tour, concluded his captaincy reign with a defeat at Sydneybut not before the West Indies had completed eleven consecutive Test match victories, which had never been achieved before.