A tribute to the trailblazers…Looking back at the West Indies first (B) team tour 1981 to Zimbabwe

September 8, 2013 | By | Filed Under Sports 

Statistician Charwayne Walker takes a look back at the West Indies B team tour back in 1981. That was the first implementation of the system of ‘blooding’ younger players by the region’s cricket administrators, many of whom did well for the senior team later.
Zimbabwe played host to the first West Indies (B) team tour 1981.  The Region’s test reserves were led by Guyanese Faoud Bacchus.  Today Kaieteur Sports looks back at matches between the host and the historic West Indies (B) team.

Faoud Bacchus

Faoud Bacchus

50 Overs Match at Mutare October 21- Zimbabwe vs West Indies (B); West Indies (B) won by 118 runs.
West Indies (B) 283 All Out in 50 Overs; Desmond Haynes 122 run out, Timur Mohamed 44, Hartley Alleyne 23. Bowling for Zimbabwe Curran 3 for 56, Jarvis 3 for 40, Dudhia 2 for 51.
Zimbabwe in reply 165 All out 48 overs:  G.M. Scott 44, J.A. Meyers 31, Andy Pycroft 30.  Bowling for West Indies (B): Malcolm Marshall took 3 for 11 from 8 Overs, Timur Mohamed 4 for 13 from 4 overs including a hat-trick (K.M. Curran LBW, M. Dudhia bowled and M.P Jarvis bowled).  Please note this feat by Timur Mohamed is probably unmatched by a Guyanese in list A matches.
50 overs match October 18 at Bulawayo – Zimbabwe won by 53 runs Zimbabwe 227 for 5 in 50 overs.  Duncan Fletcher 54, JG Herron 44, GC Wallace not out 40 and TW Dunk 33.  Bowling for West Indies (B): Wayne Daniel 2 for 39 from 10 overs, Desmond Haynes 1 for 44 and Marlon Tucker 1 for 42.
West Indies (B) in reply 174 All out in 42.2 overs.  Faoud Bacchus 48, Desmond Haynes 45 and Mark Neita 29.  Bowling for Zimbabwe: D.H. Streak took 4 for 45 from 8.3 overs, V.R. Hogg 3 for 43 from 10 overs.
50 overs match October 25 at Salisbury – West Indies (B) won by 125 runs.
West Indies (B) 231 for 7 off 50 overs Augustine Logie 73, Mark Neita 46, Hartley Alleyne 27, Desmond Haynes 23, Jeffrey Dujon 20.  Bowling for Zimbabwe: Kevin Curran 2 for 44.  Zimbabwe in reply 105 All out in 33.1 overs. Bowling for West Indies (B): Winston David 2 for 16 from 6 overs, Malcolm Marshall 2 for 23 from 10 overs, Marlon Tucker 2 for 16 from 4 overs.

Desmond Haynes

Desmond Haynes

40 overs match at Harare Sports Club October 7 – Zimbabwe Country Districts vs West Indies (B).  West Indies (B) won by seven wickets.
Zimbabwe Country Districts 132 for 6 off 40 overs. G.A. Paterson 31, R. D. Brown 23, R.M. Ervine 23;  Bowling for West Indies (B); Hartley Alleyne 2 for 19 from 8 overs, Everton Mattis 2 for 24  8 overs.
West Indies (B) in reply – 134 for 3 off 36.5 overs; Everton Mattis 55 not out, Faoud Bacchus 31, Augustine Logie 29 not out.
50 overs match October 11 at Salisbury Sports Club – West Indies (B) won by 3 wickets.  Zimbabwe 183 for 6 off 50 overs Andy Pycroft 63, G.A. Patterson 39, GC Wallace 22.  Bowling for West Indies (B) Wayne Daniel took 2 for 26 from 10 overs, Everton Mattis 2 for 46 from 10 overs.
West Indies (B) in reply 189 for 7  46.5 overs Fauod Bacchus 51, Everton Mattis 32, Augustine Logie 31, Ignatius Caddette 31 Not out.
Three day match October 23, 24, 25 at Salisbury Sports Club – match drawn.  Zimbabwe 194 All out in 62.4 overs. Andy Pycroft 94 run out, Kevin Curran 24, Dave Houghton 23.  Bowling for West Indies (B) Malcolm Marshall 4 for 39 off 16.4 overs, Winston David 3 for 27 off 11 overs. West Indies (B) first innings 214 All out – Timur Mohamed 59, Desmond Haynes 35, Wayne Daniel 24, Faoud Bacchus 23 not out.  Bowling for Zimbabwe V.R. Hogg 3 for 68, Kevin Curran 2 for 21 Duncan Fletcher 2 for 26, R.H. Kaschula 2 for 53.
Zimbabwe second innings 255 for 5 declared off 81 overs: Andy Pycroft 59, Dave Houghton 45, G.A Patterson not out 43, GC Wallace not out 35.  Bowling for West Indies (B) Wayne Daniel 4 for 38, Winston Davis 1 for 24.  West Indies (B) chasing a victory target of 236 finished 116 for 2 from 25 overs; Timur Mohamed 54, Desmond Haynes 40.
50 overs match at Gwelo October 14 – West Indies (B) won by 97 Runs.  West Indies (B) 270 for 4 in 50 overs, Desmond Haynes 89, Everton Mattis 78, Timur Mohamed 59 Not out; bowling for Zimbabwe M.P Jarvis 2 for 62.  Zimbabwe in Reply 173 for 7 in 50 overs. GC Wallace 48, JG Heron 35, SA Kuhn 35 not out.  Bowling for West Indies (B): Desmond Haynes 3 for 30 from 10 overs.
Four day match October 9th -12 Harare Sports Club: West Indies (B) won by 7 Wickets.
Zimbabwe First Innings 163 all out; Andy Pycroft 61.  West Indies (B) first Innings 302 all out; Everton Mattis 106.  Zimbabwe Second Innings 201 all out; Dave Houghton 87. Bowling for West Indies (B) Marlon Tucker 5 for 50.  West Indies (B) chasing a Victory target of 63, lost three wickets.

Malcolm Marshall

Malcolm Marshall

Four day match 16th to 19th at Harare Sports Club- match drawn. West Indies (B) First Innings 215 All out Augustine Logie 29. Bowling for Zimbabwe; Hogg took 4 for 33.  Zimbabwe first innings 279 all out R.D. Brown 102.  Bowling for West Indies (B) Harold Joseph took 4 for 69.  West Indies (B) Second Innings 318 – Malcolm Marshall 109;  Kaschula took 4 for116 for Zimbabwe.
The Historic West Indies (B) team to Zimbabwe 1981:
Faoud Bacchus – Captain Guyana
Timur Mohamed – Guyana
Desmond Haynes – Barbados
Hartley Alleyne – Barbados
Malcolm Marshall – Barbados
Wayne Daniel    - Barbados
Augustine Logie – Trinidad
Harold Joseph – Trinidad
Everton Mattis     – Jamaica
Jeffrey Dujon    - Jamaica
Marlon Tucker – Jamaica
Mart Neita – Jamaica
Winston Davis – Windwards
Ignatius Caddette – Windwards
Please note Barbadian Ezra Moseley was named in the original squad but withdrew because of injury.  He was replaced by Wayne Daniel. Several members of that team went on to represent the West Indies with distinction.

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