The first Test match at Kingston was evenly fought for three days
but next morning Steve Harmison blew West Indies away with 7 wickets for 12
runs, reminding of Trevor Bailey’s 7-34 on the same ground fifty years
Indies were dismissed for 47, their lowest Test score, and the home
team apologised to the West Indian public afterwards.
Harmison was again able to get the ball to rear off the pitch in
the next match at Port of Spain and, supported
other fast bowlers, demolished the West Indian batting again. Before the
third Test the coach Gus Logie was blaming his team’s lack of discipline and
mental strength. West Indies capitulated again as Matthew Hoggard’s hat-trick
secured another England
At St John’s
Brian Lara scored the first quadruple century in Test cricket and regained
his individual score record from Matthew Hayden.
Middle-order batsmenPaul Collingwood.
Nasser Hussain, Graham Thorpe, Michael Vaughan
Wicket-keeper: Geraint Jones, Chris Read
All-rounders:Ricky Clarke, Andrew
Slow bowlers: Ashley Giles
Fast bowlers: James Anderson, Steve
Harmison, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones
J M Anderson
C M W
M E Trescothick
M P Vaughan
Members of the limited-overs squad
I D Blackwell (Sm)
Dm - Durham (2)
Gm - Glamorgan (1)
La - Lancashire
Nt - Nottinghamshire (1)
Sm - Somerset (1)
Sy - Surrey
Wk - Warwickshire (1)
Wo - Worcestershire (1)
Yo - Yorkshire
Average age ofteam at time of first Test match
(11 March 2004):
27 yrs6 months.
Appearances made before the tour
Hussain 91,Thorpe 83,Butcher 62,Trescothick
43,Vaughan 40,Giles 30,Flintoff 29,Hoggard 22,Harmison 12,Anderson 8,Read 8,Batty 4,Clarke 2,Collingwood 2,SP Jones 2,GO Jones 0.
Assistant coach(Test squad)
Assistant coach(Test squad)
Physiotherapist (Test squad)
Media manager (Test squad)
Scorer & analyst
Assistant coach(ODI squad)
Physiotherapist (ODI squad)
Media manager (ODI squad)
David Graveney (chairman),Duncan Fletcher (coach), and Michael
Not considered:Andy Caddick (back injury);Richard Johnson (knee injury);Robert Croft (retired).
Tour Party Announced : 7 January 2004.
further fast bowler was to be added to the squad prior to departure, which
was Simon Jones who had recovered from a knee injury on the A team tour of India.
The one-day squad was
finalised on 30 March by adding Steve Harmison and Darren Gough to the list
of players announced in January.
Time between selection and departure from England
(7 January - 25 February)
The team departed from Gatwick Airport
at lunchtime on Wednesday 25 February, apart from Simon Jones who was delayed
by taking a further fitness test at Loughborough on his knee and sore shins
(he flew out a week later).
Arrived in Kingston,
midnight on 25 February 2004
Time spent in West
Duncan Fletcher and Michael Vaughan.
Strauss who was not due to join the team until the limited-overs matches in
April was called up as cover for Mark Butcher and Graham Thorpe who were injured.
The itinerary was released a year ahead in February 2003
Mark Butcher, Nasser Hussain, Graham Thorpe, Simon Jones and Geraint
Jones flew back on 16 April but were delayed 24 hours by the plane being
diverted to the Azores for a fault. A replacement
plane brought them in to Gatwick on 17 April.