C.C. Griffith


C.C. Griffith 5-91 v EnglandBack to boards

In the 1963 West Indies tour of England, Charlie Griffith got his name up on the Lord’s Honours Boards during the second Test Match by picking up figures of 5-91 of his 26 overs.

West Indies captain Frank Worrell won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors ended up on 301 on the back of half centuries from Rohan Kanhai and Joe Solomon. Opening the bowling alongside Wes Hall, Griffith striked early with wickets England openers Micky Stewart and John Edrich to set things off. He would go on to get the wickets of Brian Close, David Allen and Derek Shackleton to make up his five wicket haul and help his team bowl out England for 297.

West Indies with a four run lead in the second innings set a target of 234 for England to chase. In a nail biting finish England would end up on 228-9 at close of play on Day Five to draw the Test. Griffith would go on to take three more wickets in the final innings to make up eight wickets in the Test Match.