1969 in Sports - Cricket

Cricket

  • February 20 - Australia defeat the West Indies at Sydney in the Fifth Test Match to win the series 3-1
  • March 8 Rioting stops the final match of England's tour of Pakistan on the third day. The match is abandoned and the series drawn.
  • July 15 - England defeat the West Indies at Headingley in the Third Test Match to win the series 2-0
  • August 26 - England defeat New Zealand at The Oval in the Third Test Match to win the series 2-0
  • Learie Constantine becomes the first cricketer and the first person of Afro-Caribbean descent to be given a life peerage.

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