English cricket team in the West Indies in 1997–98
Dates 16 January – 8 April 1998
Captains Mike Atherton Brian Lara
Test series
Result West Indies won the 6-match series 3–1
Most runs Alec Stewart (452) Brian Lara (417)
Most wickets Angus Fraser (27) Curtly Ambrose (30)
Player of the series Curtly Ambrose
One Day International series
Result West Indies won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Nick Knight (295) Brian Lara (299)
Most wickets Adam Hollioake (4) Phil Simmons (9)
Player of the series Curtly Ambrose

The English cricket team toured the West Indies from 16 January to 8 April 1998 as part of the 1997–98 West Indies cricket season. The tour included six Tests and five One Day Internationals. West Indies won both series winning the Test series 3–1 and the ODI series 4–1. The opening Test, at Sabina Park, was called off after 62 deliveries, due to an unsafe pitch.


Test Squads ODI Squads
Flag of England England Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of England England Flag of West Indies West Indies
Mike Atherton (c) Brian Lara (c) Adam Hollioake (c) Brian Lara (c)
Nasser Hussain (vc) David Williams (wk) Alec Stewart (wk) Ridley Jacobs (wk)
Jack Russell (wk) Junior Murray (wk) Jack Russell (wk) Junior Murray (wk)
Mark Butcher Jimmy Adams Mike Atherton Curtly Ambrose
Andrew Caddick Curtly Ambrose Dougie Brown Keith Arthurton
Ashley Cowan Kenny Benjamin Robert Croft Shivnarine Chanderpaul
John Crawley Ian Bishop Mark Ealham Mervyn Dillon
Robert Croft Sherwin Campbell Matthew Fleming Carl Hooper
Angus Fraser Shivnarine Chanderpaul Angus Fraser (added) Clayton Lambert
Dean Headley Mervyn Dillon Ashley Giles (withdrawn) Rawl Lewis
Adam Hollioake Roland Holder Dean Headley Nixon McLean
Mark Ramprakash Carl Hooper Ben Hollioake Franklyn Rose
Chris Silverwood Nixon McLean Graeme Hick Phil Simmons
Alec Stewart Clayton Lambert Nick Knight Carl Tuckett
Graham Thorpe Dinanath Ramnarine Mark Ramprakash Philo Wallace
Phil Tufnell Franklyn Rose Graham Thorpe Courtney Walsh
Philo Wallace Stuart Williams
Courtney Walsh
Stuart Williams

Test series – The Wisden Trophy

1st Test match 29 January – 2 February

2nd Test match 5 February – 9 February

3rd Test match 13 February – 17 February

4th Test match 27 February – 3 March

5th Test match 12 March – 16 March

6th Test match 20 March – 24 March

ODI series

1st ODI 29 March

2nd ODI 1 April

3rd ODI 4 April

4th ODI 5 April

5th ODI 8 April

External sources

  • CricInfo
  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)

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