C.H. Lloyd


C.H. Lloyd 102 v AustraliaBack to boards

Legendary West Indies captain Clive Lloyd scored a sparkling, match-winning century against Australia in the final of the inaugural men’s Cricket World Cup in 1975. Lloyd gained his place on the boards retrospectively when the Limited Overs Honours Boards were introduced in 2019.

Coming in with his side under pressure at 50-3, Captain Lloyd played a glittering, attacking innings that far exceeded any other played that day. He soared to 102 from only 85 deliveries, stroking 12 fours and two sixes, and led the Windies to 291/8 from their 60 overs.

In reply, a half-century from Ian Chappell kept Australia in the chase, but the loss of five wickets to run outs - including three by Viv Richards - meant they fell 18 runs short.

Clive Lloyd was awarded Player of the Match, and became the first man to lift the World Cup trophy. He did so in front of thousands of adoring West Indian fans, a feat he described with typical understatement as “quite exciting.”