Second Test 1975/76

West Indies v Australia

Sabina Park, Kingston: 14th – 16th May 1976

At Sabina Park for the second Test between West Indies and Australia in 1975/76, Louise Browne won the toss and chose to bat. It was another dull and lifeless wicket and once again a graveyard for fast bowlers.

The pitch was not good – slow and the outfield was very fast.  A new wicket had been put in previously to take out the ridge that used to be in the wicket, as well as a new Press Box at the end of the ground.  There were so many small stones on the field, it prevented you from diving on the ball etc. and gave an uneven bounce. Ricochets (ball hitting the small stones) were common and players had to get their bodies behind it to prevent a misfield.” – Anne Gordon

Browne won the toss and batted and the Test was a virtual repeat of the first: West Indies batted slowly on a dull wicket and by the time day three had finished everyone just wanted to go home. The most noteworthy aspect of the second Test was that Lutschini bagged another five wickets and Jennings two more stumpings.

West Indies 226 (Whittaker 61, Sammy 43, Lutschini 5-51) and 3/89, drew with Australia 218 (J. Tredrea 43, Lumsden 42, Latty-Scott 3-36)