J. Garner


J. Garner 5-38 v EnglandBack to boards

The 1979 Cricket World Cup Final is quite possibly remembered best for Sir Viv Richards' unbeaten score of 139, but for Joel Garner it is a day he will never forget for many reasons.

After Richards' score helped West Indies post a total of 286/9 off 60 overs, England knew that their batting had to be on top form to come anywhere near that score.

However, Garner, alongside a powerful West Indies bowling attack which included Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Andy Roberts, ripped through the England line-up.

Garner took the wickets of Graham Gooch, David Gower, Wayne Larkins, Chris Old and Mike Hendrick to resrict England to a score of 194 all out and the Cricket World Cup trophy.