Born June 7, 1894, Kingston, Jamaica
Died July 23, 1958, Paddington, London, England (aged 64 years 46 days)
Major teams West Indies (Test: 1928-1929/30); Jamaica (Main FC: 1924/25-1931/32); West Indians (Other FC: 1923-1928); West Indies (Other FC: 1928-1929/30); West Indies XI (Other FC: 1928/29);
Batting style Left-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
HDG Leveson-Gower and Karl Nunes,
© Robert Nunes
he was named as vice-captain for the tour to England but led the side for the majority of matches due to the illness of the nominated leader, Harold Austin. Five years later he returned to lead the team in his own right - and keep wicket as well - for their inaugural Test at Lord's. England won by an innings and 58 runs, but Nunes' finest hour came in his fourth and final Test, two years later, in Kingston. Set an unobtainable 836 after Andrew Sandham had made 325 in England's first innings, Nunes and a 20-year-old George Headley batted for five-and-a-half hours to salvage a famous draw. Nunes's share was a Test-best 92 in a record second-wicket stand of 228. In the course of his playing career Nunes became the first West Indian to score a century against an England touring team (140 not out v MCC in 1926) and the first to score a double-century against any overseas team (200 not out v Hon Lionel Tennyson's XI in 1927), but after retirement he remained hugely active as an administrator.