1979

1979 Cricket World Cup - World Cup Winners West Indies

After the great success of the first World Cup in 1975, England once again played host and reached the final against holders the West Indies. When one looks back on the players who took on the mighty West Indies such as Brearley and Boycott it is amazing that they gave the likes of the batting genius of Viv Richards, Greenidge and Haynes and the bowling might of Garner, Holding and Roberts any sort of game in the final. In today's game these types of players representing England in the one day game would have been barred from competing but it just shows how well they acquitted themselves to such a different test alien to their style of play.

The final was all about one man and that was the great Richards who was possibly the Worlds greatest one day player ever and the century he scored was sheer class and led his team to another Cricket World Cup Betting victory.