West Indies v England
England in West Indies 1997/98 (1st Test)
VenueSabina Park, Kingston on 29th January 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresSA Bucknor, S Venkataraghavan
TV umpireJR Gayle
RefereeBN Jarman

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Athertonc Campbell b Walsh2710-- 
+AJ Stewartnot out92656-- 
MA Butcherc SC Williams b Walsh011-- 
N Hussainc Hooper b Ambrose11822-- 
GP Thorpenot out01021-- 
JP Crawleydid not bat      
AJ Hollioakedid not bat      
AR Caddickdid not bat      
DW Headleydid not bat      
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 nb)5
Total(3 wickets, 56 minutes, 10.1 overs)17
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Atherton, 2.1 ov), 2-4 (Butcher, 2.2 ov), 3-9 (Hussain, 7.2 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ambrose5   331-1

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SC Williamsdid not bat      
SL Campbelldid not bat      
*BC Laradid not bat      
S Chanderpauldid not bat      
CL Hooperdid not bat      
JC Adamsdid not bat      
+D Williamsdid not bat      
NAM McLeandid not bat      
IR Bishopdid not bat      
CEL Ambrosedid not bat      
CA Walshdid not bat      

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in one.
--> NAM McLean made his debut in Test matches
--> AJ Stewart (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> NAM McLean made his debut for West Indies in first-class matches
--> JP Crawley made his debut in West Indies in Test matches
--> AJ Hollioake made his debut in West Indies in Test matches
--> DW Headley made his debut in West Indies in Test matches
--> MA Butcher made his debut in West Indies in first-class matches
--> MA Butcher made his debut in West Indies in Test matches

After England players had been hit 7 times in the first 10 overs, the game was suspended whilst the pitch conditions were discussed
56 minutes of play were complete when the game was held up
After 90 minutes of discussions the game was officially abandoned.
An additional Test was scheduled for 5-9 February at Port-of-Spain





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