Tuesday, February 21

Runako Shakur Morton (1978-2012) Test Cap No:262

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Full name Runako Shakur Morton
Born July 22, 1978, Nevis
Died March 4, 2012, Chase Village, Trinidad (aged 33 years 226 days)
Major teams West Indies, Leeward Islands, Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Runako Morton on his half-century,
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test,
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A batsman who played 15 Tests and 56 ODIs for West Indies, Runako Morton died in a car crash when just 33. His international career with West Indies spanned eight years, but he unable to win a regular place in the side, largely because of the controversies he was embroiled in.

His run-ins with authority started early, when he was expelled from the West Indian Academy in July 2001, for a series of regulation breaches. He refused to be bowed, however, and continued to accumulate runs for Leeward Islands in the Busta Cup. In February 2002, he was called into an injury-plagued West Indian squad as a replacement for Marlon Samuels, and was tipped to become one of the few Test cricketers from tiny island of Nevis.

But he threw away his opportunity when he pulled out of the ICC Champions Trophy in September 2002, after lying about the death of his grandmother. His career slipped further down the pan when he was arrested (though released without charge) in January 2004, following a stabbing incident, but in May 2005, he was given a third chance at redemption when he was recalled to the one-day squad to face South Africa although he didn't get a game.He got his chance later that month against Pakistan at home, and was then picked for the 2005-06 tour to New Zealand, where he proved his worth with a fighting century - his maiden one-day hundred - in a losing cause. He followed it up with another ton, in the away series against Zimbabwe, but soon made it into the record books for his painstaking 31-ball duck in the final of the DLF Cup against Australia in Malaysia. It was the slowest ODI duck, beating Phil Simmons's earlier record that had consumed 23 balls.

Rangy Nanan (1953-2016) Test Cap No: 174

Full name Rangy Nanan
Born May 29, 1953, Preysal, Trinidad
Died March 23, 2016, Caroni, Trinidad & Tobago (aged 62 years 299 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Rangy Nanan had the misfortune to be one of the Caribbean's leading spinners at the time Clive Lloyd's all-pace strategy was taking hold. A leading offspinner for Trinidad for almost two decades, his best season was in 1981-82 when he took 32 Shell Shield wickets in five matches and when he retired he was their leading wicket-taker in the competition. He was no mean batsman either with a first-class hundred to his name. His one Test came in Pakistan at Faisalabad in 1980-81 where he took four wickets but impressed with his tight control, and took two important catches. He is a police officer.

Only Test Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Dec 8-12, 1980
First-class span 1972/73 - 1990/91
List A span 1976/77 - 1990/91

Malcolm Denzil Marshall (1958-1999) Test Cap No:172

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Full name Malcolm Denzil Marshall
Born April 18, 1958, Bridgetown, Barbados
Died November 4, 1999, Bridgetown, Barbados (aged 41 years 200 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Hampshire, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

In a nutshell Malcolm Marshall was perhaps the finest of West Indies' many formidable fast bowlers of the 1980s, endowed with fierce pace, swing, cut, a vicious bouncer, and above all, the ability to outthink any batsman.
Malcolm Marshall in action....
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Malcolm Denzil Marshall was a West Indian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is regarded as one of the finest and fastest pacemen ever to have played Test cricket.His Test bowling average of 20.94 is the best of anyone who has taken 200 or more wickets.He achieved his bowling success despite being, by the standards of other fast bowlers, a short man – he stood at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m),while most of the great quicks have been well above 6 feet (1.8 m) and many great West Indian fast bowlers, such as Joel Garner, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, were 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) or above. He generated fearsome pace from his bowling action, with a dangerous bouncer. Marshall was also a very dangerous lower-order batsman with ten Test fifties and seven first-class centuries.

Malcolm Marshall in action.
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Marshall was born in Bridgetown, Barbados. His father, Denzil Marshall, was a policeman, but died in a road traffic accident when Marshall was one year old. His mother, Eleanor (née Welch) remarried and Marshall had one half-brother and one half-sister. He grew up in the parish of Saint Michael, Barbados and was educated at St Giles Boys' School from 1963 to 1969 and then at Parkinson Comprehensive from 1969 to 1973.He was partly taught cricket by his grandfather, who helped to bring him up after his father's death. He played cricket for the Banks Brewery team from 1976. His first representative match was a 40-over affair for West Indies Young Cricketers against their English equivalents at Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago in August 1976. He made nought and his eight overs disappeared for 53 runs.

Malcolm Marshall celebrates a wicket...
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Marshall's first senior appearance was a Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy (List A) match for Barbados on 13 February 1978; again he made a duck and did not take a wicket. Four days later, he made his first-class debut against Jamaica, and whilst he failed to score runs he claimed 6-77 in the Jamaican first innings. On the back of this single first-class appearance he was selected to tour India in 1978/79, many first-choice West Indian stars being unavailable having committed themselves to playing World Series Cricket. Marshall heard of his selection on the radio while working in the storeroom at Banks Brewery, and later claimed he did not know where India was.

Marshall made his Test début in the Second Test at Bangalore on 15 December 1978. He immediately developed a career-long antipathy to Dilip Vengsarkar due to his agressive appealing. Despite doing little of note in the three Tests he played on that tour, he did take 37 wickets in all first-class games, and Hampshire saw enough in him to take him on as their overseas player for 1979, remaining with the county until 1993. He was in West Indies' World Cup squad, but did not play a match in the tournament. Hampshire were not doing well at the time,[citation needed] but nevertheless he took 47 first-class wickets, as well as picking up 5-13 against Glamorgan in the John Player League.

Sylvester Clarke (1954-1999) Test Cap No:165

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Full name Sylvester Theophilus Clarke
Born December 11, 1954, Lead Vale, Christ Church, Barbados
Died December 4, 1999, Christ Church, Barbados (aged 44 years 358 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Northern Transvaal, Orange Free State, Surrey, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

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Sylvester Theophilus Clarke was a West Indian cricketer who played 11 Tests and 10 One Day Internationals.Born in Christ Church, Barbados, Clarke attended St Bartholomew's Boys' School. A tall, strong, barrel-chested and powerfully built man (he weighed 15 stone -210lbs.during his international career), Clarke was born to be an intimidating fast bowler and commenced his cricketing career with Bridgetown club side, Kent. He made his first-class debut for Barbados on 19 January 1978 against Combined Islands and finished the season with 22 wickets at 25.18, highlighted by a return of 6/39, including a hat trick, against Trinidad and Tobago.

The right-armer, having developed an extremely fearsome bouncer, soon became one of the most respected bowlers in the West Indies and, following the defection of many of the West Indian team to World Series Cricket, Clarke made his full Test debut at Bourda Cricket Ground in Georgetown, Guyana against the touring Australian team on 31 March 1978. Clarke took 6/141 in a convincing debut, before injuring an ankle which kept him out of the rest of the series.

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Clarke was subsequently selected for the West Indies' tour of India in 1978–79, taking 21 wickets at 33.85, including his Test best figures of 5/126 in the 2nd Test at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. He then toured Pakistan in 1980–81 where he took 14 Test wickets at 17.28 before gaining his first taste of controversy. During the 4th Test at Multan, Clarke was pelted with oranges and stones by spectators whilst fielding on the boundary.Enraged, he responded by picking up a nearby brick and hurling it into the crowd, badly injuring a spectator who later required emergency surgery.A near riot was averted only when Clarke's teammate Alvin Kallicharan got down on bended knee to apologise to the crowd. Reflecting wryly on the incident many years later, Phil Edmonds wrote that the brick "probably swung in late and viciously before hitting him on the head,".

Clarke was subsequently suspended for three matches from the team for his actions. Having already been selected ahead of Michael Holding to face Ian Botham's England side, Clarke was now forced to drop out of the squad.Returning from suspension, Clarke found himself out of favour with the selectors and unable to break back into an already extremely strong West Indian bowling line-up boasting such talents as Joel Garner, Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall and Colin Croft.

Richard Arkwright Austin (1954-2015) Test Cap No:162

Full name Richard Arkwright Austin
Born September 5, 1954, Jones Town, Kingston, Jamaica
Died February 7, 2015 (aged 60 years 155 days)
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica, West Indies Young Cricketers
Nickname Danny Germs
Batting style Right-hand bat

Richard Arkwright Austin (5 September 1954 – 7 February 2015) was an international cricketer from Jamaica, who played two Tests and one One Day International for the West Indies.Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Austin represented the Jamaica Under 19s before making his first-class cricket debut for Jamaica on 21 March 1975 against Trinidad and Tobago at Jarrett Park, Montego Bay,making 0 and 74 and taking three wickets for 34 runs (3/34).Austin made his List A cricket debut for Jamaica on 22 February 1976 against Barbados at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, opening the batting and scoring three, and taking 0/7 from two overs.

Continuing good form by Austin saw him come into contention for a place in the strong West Indies side and he was accepted an offer in 1977 to join World Series Cricket, a private cricket competition run by Kerry Packer. When an Australian side minus its WSC players toured the West Indies in March 1978, Austin was included in the first two Tests of the series, scoring two, 20 and taking 0/5. He was then originally chosen for the Third Test at Bourda Cricket Ground, but his omission from the side, along with fellow World Series Cricketers Desmond Haynes and Deryck Murray, led to the other WSC players in the West Indian side to refuse to play in the Test in protest.

Following his WSC stint from 1977 to 1979, Austin, resigned to the fact he would not make the West Indian side again, joined the Rebel West Indies team that twice toured South Africa during apartheid between 1982 and 1984 under the leadership of Lawrence Rowe.Rowe apologised on 20 June 2011, to the cricketing fraternity of Jamaica, the Caribbean and the rest of the world on behalf of that ill-fated team.Austin also played in the Lancashire League for Church Cricket Club in 1978 and Enfield Cricket Club in 1982.Following his retirement from cricket, Austin took to alcohol and drugs and was homeless.His death was announced on 7 February 2015.

Richard Austin was a talented allrounder - a batsman who could bowl either medium pace or offspin as the situation demanded. He broke through into the West Indies side in 1977-78 - scoring 22 runs at 11.00 in the first two Tests - at the same time he signed for World Series Cricket. He was dropped for the third Test, along with some other rebels, prompting the walkout of the remaining Packer contractees. His form was not affected by the furore and he ended the domestic season at the top of the national batting averages. He was only ever on the periphery of World Series, and after the settlement he never was in serious consideration for an international recall. Disenchanted, in 1982-83 he signed to take part in the rebel tour of South Africa and was subsequently banned for life. Thereafter his life fell apart and he became a homeless drugs addict. He briefly kicked the habit in the late 1990s, returning to coaching his local club, but soon returned to the streets. He was also a good enough footballer to play for Jamaica.

Test debut West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Mar 3-5, 1978
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Mar 17-19, 1978
Only ODI West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978
First-class span 1974-1983
List A span 1975-1983

Inshan Ali (1949-1995) Test Cap No:139

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Full name Inshan Ali
Born September 25, 1949, Preysal, Trinidad
Died June 24, 1995, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 45 years 272 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

1973,England batman Frank Hayes drives Inshan Ali during,
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Inshan Ali (25 September 1949 – 24 June 1995) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1971 to 1977.Born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago, of Indian descent, Ali was a left-arm unorthodox spin bowler who made his first-class cricket debut for South Trinidad against North Trinidad on 15 April 1966, aged just 16 years and 202 days. He took three wickets for 89 runs.In his second match, for Trinidad and Tobago against Windward Islands, Ali took 5/32,and, following further good performances, was selected in the West Indies Board President's team to play the touring Marylebone Cricket Club side.Ali continued to perform well, if unpredictably, at domestic level and was often a trump card for Trinidad at the spin friendly Port-of-Spain,leading to his Test debut on 1 April 1971 against India at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, where he took 0/60 and 1/65.During the 1971/72 home series against New Zealand, Inshan was referred to as "astonishingly skilled and mature" for a player in his early twenties",who "is a small, slim man with short fingers; after a brisk little run his left arm flipped through quickly."

Keith David Boyce (1943-1996) Test Cap No:137

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Full name Keith David Boyce
Born October 11, 1943, Castle, St Peter, Barbados
Died October 11, 1996, Bridgetown, Barbados (aged 53 years 0 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Essex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Keith Boyce on the attack against England...
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`Stingray' was what they called him, Fletch says. Unpredictable or what. You never knew quite what excitement there would be in the next half-hour. Like carbon-dating, the reference to a kids' TV puppet show slots the first-class career of Keith Boyce into a time frame. It began in 1964 in his native Barbados and finally came to a close one June day in 1977 when he was forced out of the game he worshipped by a knee condition that left this marvellous, natural athlete hobbling arthritically for the rest of his life.

Keith Boyce in his delivery stride.....
In 13 years, he had taken 852 wickets - 60 of them in 21 Test matches for West Indies but the vast bulk of them for his county home-from-home, Essex- with lithe, explosive pace bowling, and scored 8800 biff-bang-wallop runs at around 22 per innings. By some distance he bowled better than he batted: he was capable, though, of batting better than he did. His throwing arm was a cannon. `We all backed up when Boycey had the ball,' Fletcher remembers. `Specially if Tonker was keeping,' he adds wistfully. As a limited-overs cricketer Boyce was supreme at that time: the first to the 100-wicket/1000-run double in the John Player League, and figures of 8 for 26 against Lancashire, still a Sunday record.

The knee injury, legacy of the strain placed on the joints by years of revving the Boyce of sharing in the spoils to which his career was a precursor. Initially under the sergeant-major leadership of Brian `Tonker' Taylor, and then as part of Keith Fletcher's small group of mad-cap renegades, he was a keystone in the foundations of the modern Essex. Given decent fitness, he might reasonably have played on into the early 1980s and shared in the triumphs. Instead, by 1979, when the county won its very first trophies, he was back home in Barbados, pining for the game.

Jack Mollinson Noreiga (1936-2003) Test Cap No:136

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Full name Jack Mollinson Noreiga
Born April 15, 1936, St Joseph, Trinidad
Died August 8, 2003, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 67 years 115 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Jack Noreiga, who died in his native Trinidad on August 8 aged 67, carried a remarkable record with him to his grave. In spite of a career that began and ended in the same 1971 series against India and lasted four Tests, he remains the only West Indian to take nine wickets in a Test innings.

G Cleophas Shillingford (1944-2009) Test Cap No:134

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Full name Grayson Cleophas Shillingford
Born September 25, 1944, Macoucherie, Dublanc, Dominica
Died December 23, 2009, Salisbury, Dominica (aged 65 years 89 days)
Major teams West Indies, Combined Islands, Windward Islands
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

A brisk right-arm bowler with a peculiar outward-curving run up, Grayson Shillingford failed to establish himself in a West Indies side in transition in the late 1960s and early 1970s despite briefly being hailed as the successor to the legacy of Hall and Griffith. He was picked for the 1969 tour of England despite only making his first-class debut the previous winter and taking three wickets in three matches. He started the tour well but tore a muscle which sidelined him for a month; when he returned he was immediately drafted into the side for the second Test at Lord's where he took four wickets. He kept his place for the final Test at The Oval where he was wicketless, ending the tour with 36 wickets at 18.58. He played against India in 1970-71 and New Zealand in 1971-72 but thereafter drifted out of the reckoning as Keith Boyce and Bernard Julien established themselves. He continued playing domestic cricket for the Winward Island and latterly for the Combined Islands until 1978-79.

Roy Clifton Fredericks (1942-2000) Test Cap No.129

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Full name Roy Clifton Fredericks
Born November 11, 1942, Blairmont, East Bank, Berbice, British Guiana
Died September 5, 2000, New York, United States of America (aged 57 years 299 days)
Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Glamorgan, Guyana
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

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Roy Fredericks, who died of cancer on September 5, 2000, aged 57, was one of the handful of batsmen who distinguished themselves by counter-attacking the great pace bowlers of the 1970s. He is remembered best for his blazing performance at Perth in 1975-76, when he raced to one of the most astonishing of all Test centuries. This series was eventually won 5-1 by Australia, with Lillee and Thomson at full pelt. But in the second Test, on an incredibly fast WACA pitch, Fredericks took them on in amazing fashion. The harder they banged the ball in, the harder he cut and hooked. Into the second morning, he opened what might have been a diffident reply to Australia's 329: at lunch West Indies were 130 for on off 14 eight-ball overs; the 200 came up in the 22nd. Fredericks went on to reach a hundred from 71 balls and, though he grew tired, turned it into a match-winning 169.

George Stephen Camacho (1945-2015) Test Cap # 126

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Full name George Stephen Camacho
Born October 15, 1945, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana
Died October 2, 2015, Antigua (aged 69 years 352 days)
Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Guyana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Other Administrator
Relation Grandfather - GC Learmond, Father - GA Camacho, Uncle - AAM Learmond

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Steve Camacho came from a solid cricketing background (his grandfather, GC Learmond, played first-class cricket for Barbados and Trinidad) and was a decent Test opener and a pioneer in West Indies cricket administration. He was the WICB's first full-time employee and was at various stages secretary, chief executive and a Test selector. He played 11 Tests himself, his sober style perfectly complementing the expansive batsmanship of his opening partners Roy Fredericks and Seymour Nurse.

He topped the averages in England in 1969 but never made a Test hundred. The closest he came was in Trinidad in 1967-68 when he made 87, a match notorious for a generous declaration from Garry Sobers that allowed England to romp to a seven-wicket victory.

George Stephen (Steve) Camacho was a West Indian cricketer who played in eleven Tests from 1968 to 1971 as an opening batsman and occasional leg-spin bowler.Camacho was part of the West Indian Test side for four series: 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969, 1970-71. His final tour was to England in 1973: in only the second game, his cheekbone was fractured by a bouncer from Hampshire's Andy Roberts and he left the side, never to play another Test.After retirement in 1979, Camacho served West Indies cricket as selector then secretary and later as chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board. He was the author of a book Cricket at Bourda: Celebrating the Georgetown Cricket Club. He died on October 2, 2015.

Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Jan 19-24, 1968
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Mar 6-10, 1971
First-class span 1964/65 - 1978/79
List A span 1969 - 1977/78

Michael Conrad Carew (1937-2011) Test Cap No:120

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Full name Michael Conrad Carew
Born September 15, 1937, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died January 8, 2011, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 73 years 115 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad
Batting style Left-hand bat
Other Administrator

An attractive left-hand opener, Joey Carew scored one hundred in his 19 Tests, his 1127 runs coming at an average of 34.15. He also took eight wickets with his part-time legspin, and captained Trinidad & Tobago, becoming the first person to lead them to back-to-back Shell Shield titles.He had only played 13 first-class matches in eight years when picked to tour England in 1963, and despite a moderate start to the summer, a century against Glamorgan was enough for him to be picked for the first and third Test of the series.He did not manage a hundred between the end of that tour and the next trip to England three years later, but still made the squad and another timely hundred earned him a call-up for the second Test, but after making 0 and 2 he was immediately dropped.Ten fifties and a hundred on the tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69 helped him secure a regular place in the side, and it was against New Zealand he made his only Test hundred - 109 at Auckland.

Lester Anthony King (1939-1998) Test Cap No:119

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Full name Lester Anthony King
Born February 27, 1939, St Catherine, Jamaica
Died July 9, 1998, Kingston, Jamaica (aged 59 years 132 days)
Major teams West Indies, Bengal, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

Lester King, who died on July 9, 1998, aged 59, of a liver complaint, was one of West Indies' leading fast bowlers of the 1960s. Unfortunately for him, the presence of Hall, Griffith and the multi-talented Sobers confined him to just two Tests. But in 1961-62 he made perhaps the most sensational of all entries into international cricket, aged 23, after just two matches for his native Jamaica. He was called in to open the bowling with Wes Hall against India at Sabina Park, and took five wickets in his first four overs. That left India 26 for five, and he finished with five for 46.

Ivor Leon Mendonca (1934-2014) Test Cap No:116

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Full name Ivor Leon Mendonca
Born July 13, 1934, Bartica, Essequibo, British Guiana
Died June 14, 2014, Davis Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Guyana (aged 79 years 336 days)
Major teams West Indies, British Guiana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Ivor Mendonca was a reliable wicketkeeper-batsman who had the misfortune to be at his peak at a time when there was no vacancy in the West Indies squad. His two Test appearances came when Jackie Hendriks was injured, in the second and fourth Tests against India in 1961-62. In his debut, at Kingston, he scored 78 and took four catches and a stumping; in his other Test he again made five dismissals. But despite this, Deryck Murray was preferred for the 1963 England tour and Mendonca was not chosen again. His second Test outing was also his final first-class

Ivor Leon Mendonca was a West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests in 1962.A wicket-keeper and useful batsman, he played for British Guiana from 1958-59 to 1961-62. On his first-class debut against Barbados he opened the batting and scored 74 and 27, and in his second match, also against Barbados, he made 5 and 69. He later batted down the order.

He made his Test debut against India in the Second Test at Kingston in 1961-62, when batting at number eight he made 78, his highest first-class score, adding 127 for the seventh wicket with Gary Sobers and 74 for the eighth wicket with Charlie Stayers.He lost his place to David Allan for the Third Test, returned for the Fourth, then was replaced by Allan again for the Fifth. The Fourth Test was his last first-class match.Mendonca was born in Bartica British Guiana. His parents were Ineas Mendonca and Osmond Mendonca. Ivor Mendonca is the oldest of 10 brothers and sisters. He suffered cancer of the larynx and prostate and died in 2014.He was the uncle of English Footballer Clive Mendonca.

Test debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 7-12, 1962
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Apr 4-9, 1962
First-class span 1958-1962

Sven Conrad Stayers (1937-2005) Test Cap No:115

Full name Sven Conrad Stayers
Born June 9, 1937, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana
Died January 6, 2005, London (aged 67 years 211 days)
Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Mumbai
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

 Sven Conrad Stayers, died on January 6, 2005. He was 67. "Charlie" Stayers was a tall, loose-limbed fast bowler from British Guiana who was also a batsman useful enough to make a century against Barbados in 1958-59. He was in the West Indian 12 for the First Test against England the following season, but did not play, possibly because of worries about his bowling action - he had been called for throwing in a domestic game in 1958-59. Stayers did play in four Tests against India in 1961-62, taking nine wickets at 40, but failed to make the 1963 tour of England.

Jaswick Ossie Taylor (1932-1999) Test Cap No:102

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Full name Jaswick Ossie Taylor
Born January 3, 1932, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died November 13, 1999, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 67 years 314 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Jaswick Ossie Taylor, who died in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on November 13 aged 67, was a slim but strong fast bowler of lively pace. He was bothered by back trouble early in his career and had played only five matches for Trinidad when he earned selection for West Indies in the final Test of the 1958 home series against Pakistan at the Queen's Park Oval. Required to take up the slack after Roy Gilchrist sprained an ankle and was restricted to seven overs, Taylor sent down 36.5 overs and his stamina and persistence were rewarded with figures of 5 for 109 in Pakistan's only innings of 496.