The 1975 World Cup in numbers

From Glenn Turner's unbeaten 171 to Gary Gilmour;s 6/14, here's the 1975 World Cup in numbers.

West Indies captain Clive Lloyd collects the Prudential World Cup trophy from the Duke of Edinburgh after defeating Australia in the finals at Lord's on June 21, 1975.   -  The Hindu Photo Library

Winner: West Indies

Runner-up: Australia

Losing semifinalists: England and New Zealand

Country-wise performance

CountryMatchesWonLostRuns scoredWickets lostBatting averageRuns concededWickets takenBowling average
West Indies5509992638.429764720.76
New Zealand4228863128.587832927.00
Sri Lanka3035002420.837451262.08
East Africa3033422812.217221072.20

Highest team totals

334/4 (60 overs)EnglandIndiaLord’s
330/6 (60 overs)PakistanSri LankaNottingham
328/5 (60 overs)AustraliaSri LankaThe Oval
309/5 (60 overs)New ZealandEast AfricaBirmingham
291/8 (60 overs)West IndiesAustraliaLord’s

Lowest team totals

86 (37.2 overs)Sri LankaWest IndiesManchester
93 (36.2 overs)EnglandAustraliaLeeds
94 (52.3 overs)East AfricaEnglandBirmingham
120 (55.3 overs)East AfricaIndiaLeeds
128/8 (60 overs)East AfricaNew ZealandBirmingham

Highest individual scores

171*Glenn Turner+New ZealandEast AfricaBirmingham
137Dennis Amiss+EnglandIndiaLord’s
131Keith FletcherEnglandNew ZealandNottingham
114*Glenn TurnerNew ZealandIndiaManchester
102Clive LloydWest IndiesAustraliaLord’s

+ World Cup debut

Leading run-scorers

BatsmanCountryMatchesInningsRunsNot-outsHighest scoreAverageHundredsFifties
Glenn TurnerNew Zealand443332171*166.5020
Dennis AmissEngland44243013760.7511
Majid KhanPakistan3320908469.6603
Keith FletcherEngland33207013169.0011
Alan TurnerAustralia55201010140.2010

Best bowling performances

Bowling figuresBowlerCountryOpponentVenue
6/14Gary Gilmour+AustraliaEnglandLeeds
5/34Dennis Lillee+AustraliaPakistanLeeds
5/48Gary GilmourAustraliaWest IndiesLord’s
4/11John SnowEnglandEast AfricaBirmingham
4/20Bernard Julien+West IndiesSri LankaManchester

+ World Cup debut

Leading wicket-takers

BowlerCountryMatchesBalls bowledRuns concededWickets takenBest figuresAverageRun per over
Gary GilmourAustralia214462116/145.642.58
Bernard JulienWest Indies5360177104/2017.702.95
Keith BoyceWest Indies5312185104/5018.503.56
Dayle HadleeNew Zealand427616283/2120.253.52
Andy RobertsWest Indies534016583/3920.622.91


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