Lloyd lifts ’75 WC trophy. Getty Images, From Outlook, February 21, 2011)
Ale and Hearty
- Former England captain Tom Graveney surely loved his ale more than cricket. He was the adjudicator in a thriller the West Indies and Pakistan played for a place in the semis in 1975. With the West Indies tottering at 203/9, and believing the game was to end soon, Graveney left for the bar to get a drink—but lingered around to drink a few. In his absence, Deryck Murray (61*) and Andy Roberts put on 64 runs to win the game. Graveney sauntered out and promptly named Pakistan’s Sarfraz Nawaz the man of the match. Murray remembers Graveney’s explanation: “It is normal for a player from the winning team to get the award.” Someone then told Graveney that Pakistan had lost—but his decision stood.
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