The tied Test film: A fitting tribute
After the thrilling tied Test at Brisbane in December 1960, Sir Donald Bradman and the Australian Cricket Board of Control decided to create a perpetual trophy to be awarded to the winner of Test series between Australia and the West Indies. They commissioned former Test cricketer and jeweller Ernie McCormick to make a trophy incorporating a ball used in the tied Test.
The trophy was named the Frank Worrell trophy in honour of the captain of the West Indian team. Worrell, known for his statesmanlike approach to the game, was the first black cricketer to lead the West Indian team.
Left: Australian captain Bill Lawry and West Indian captain Garry Sobers with the Frank Worrell trophy in Sydney in January 1969. Credit: National Archives of Australia, A1200 L38175.
Left: Australian captain Mark Taylor and vice captain Ian Healy with the Frank Worrell trophy after the fourth Test in Jamaica in 1995. Australia won the series, regaining the trophy from the West Indies after 15 years. Photo: Shaun Botterill, Getty Images.
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