NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND, REUTER — West Indies fast bowlers Curtly Ambrose and Malcolm Marshall destroyed England’s first innings on the second morning of the first cricket test at Trent bridge on Friday.

England lost their last five wickets for only 25 runs in 13 overs as they slumped from 220 for five overnight to 246 all out. At lunch West Indies were eight without loss,

Marshall, with four wickets from the first day, took two more in five balls in the second over of the day, removing Derek Pringle for 89 and John Emburey for nought after only three runs had been added.

‘Then the towering Ambrose, in his first test outside the Caribbean, shot out the last three batsmen in the space of 18 balls for a cost of two runs to finish with four for 53 from 26 overs. It was his test haul in his fourth match.

Marshall, who took six mmfpin 80 overs, is now West Indies’ second highest test wicket-taker with 261. Only off-spinner Lance Gibbs with 307 lies ahead of him.

It was the 16th time Marshall had taken more than five wickets in an innings in tests.

Ambrose’s victims, all bowled, were Phillip Defeats for three, Paul Jarvis for six and Graham Dilley for two.

‘After Graham Gooch and Chris Broad put on 125 for the first wicket on Thursday, England lost their wickets for only 120 runs.

Paul Downton remained 16 not out but before England could deliver their first ball to West Indies openers Gordon “Greénidgé and Desmond Haynes light rain forced the players off for the second time.

Article extracted from this publication >> June 10, 1988