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04 February 201512:55

1975 Cricket World Cup – In Numbers

Just 10 Days to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 so it’s time to take a look back at the previous 10 World Cups in numbers and look at how the tournament has evolved over the years

1975 Cricket World Cup – In Numbers - Cricket News

Clive Lloyd’s stunning 102 from 85 balls helped West Indies clinch the maiden World Cup.

The inaugural edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup was held between June 7 and June 21, 1975. A total of eight teams played across six venues in England, and the West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs at Lord’s in the final.
  • Matches: 15
  • Total Runs Scored: 6162 runs
  • Total Wickets Taken: 208 wickets
  • Highest Run Scorers
    • Glenn Turner (New Zealand) (333 runs in four matches)
    • (Dennis Amiss (England) (243 runs in four matches)
    • Majid Khan (Pakistan) (209 runs in three matches)
    • Keith Fletcher (England) (207 runs in four matches)
    • Alan Turner (Australia) (201 runs in five matches)
  • Highest Wicket Takers
    • Gary Gilmour (Australia) (11 wickets in two matches)
    • Bernard Julien (West Indies) (10 wickets in five matches)
    • Keith Boyce (West Indies) (10 wickets in five matches)
    • Dayle Hadlee (New Zealand) (8 wickets in four matches)
    • Andy Roberts (West Indies) (8 wickets in five matches)
  • Highest Scores
    • Glenn Turner (171 not out for New Zealand against East Africa in Birmingham)
    • Dennis Amiss (137 for England against India at Lord’s)
    • Keith Fletcher (131 for England against New Zealand in Nottingham)
    • Glenn Turner (114 not out for New Zealand against India in Manchester)
    • Clive Lloyd (102 for West Indies against Australia at Lord’s)

  • Best Bowling Figures
    • Gary Gilmour (6 for 14 for Australia against England in Leeds)
    • Dennis Lillee (5 for 34 for Australia against Pakistan in Leeds)
    • Gary Gilmour (5 for 48 for Australia against West Indies at Lord’s)
    • John Snow (4 for 11 for England against East Africa in Birmingham)
    • Bernard Julien (4 for 20 for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Manchester)