Courtney Walsh      

Full name Courtney Andrew Walsh

Born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 51 years 253 days

Major teams West Indies, Gloucestershire, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Courtney Andrew Walsh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 132 185 61 936 30* 7.54 2088 44.82 0 0 77 19 29 0
ODIs 205 79 33 321 30 6.97 451 71.17 0 0 27 0
First-class 429 558 158 4530 66 11.32 0 8 117 0
List A 440 214 65 1304 38 8.75 0 0 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 132 242 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 32 22 3
ODIs 205 204 10822 6918 227 5/1 5/1 30.47 3.83 47.6 6 1 0
First-class 429 85443 39233 1807 9/72 21.71 2.75 47.2 104 20
List A 440 21881 13854 551 6/21 6/21 25.14 3.79 39.7 13 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Perth, Nov 9-12, 1984 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v South Africa at Kingston, Apr 19-23, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Hobart, Jan 10, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Jan 11, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-2001
List A span 1981-2000
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/36 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
2/27 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/18 WI Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/19 WI Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/25 WI Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/33 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
0/15 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 21 Jun 2006 Other OD
Profile

A physiological phenomenon, Courtney Walsh probably bowled faster for longer than any man in history. His spirit was as unbreakable as his body, urging him on to the previously undreamed-of heights of 519 Test wickets and 30,019 balls, not to mention the countless overs he sent down for Gloucestershire and Jamaica. For the first half of his career, Walsh was the willing workhorse cantering into the wind while Curtly Ambrose or Malcolm Marshall galloped down the hill. But he grew stronger and wilier with age, graduating to the new ball around 1993, and forming one of the great opening partnerships with Ambrose: 421 wickets between them from 49 Tests. Walsh's action was neither elegant nor orthodox, but it was hugely economical, catapulting the ball down from 10 foot high with a simple snap of the hips. An old-fashioned specialist, his comic incompetence with the bat earned him a Test-record 43 ducks.
Simon Briggs October 2004

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Feb 23, 2014

Miguel Cummins gets his ODI cap from Courtney Walsh, West Indies v Ireland, only ODI, Kingston, February 23, 2014

Miguel Cummins gets his ODI cap from Courtney Walsh

© WICB Media

Nov 20, 2011

Courtney Walsh talks to members of the West Indian team at a training session, Mumbai, November 20, 2011

Courtney Walsh talks to members of the West Indian team

© AFP

Jul 2011

Courtney Walsh oversees the West Indies Under-19 warm-up session, Lauderhill, July 2011

Courtney Walsh oversees the West Indies Under-19 warm-up session

© Peter Della Penna

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1987

Country Fixtures Country Results
Amazon v Hawksbills at St George's
Jul 11, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
Red Steel v Tridents at St George's
Jul 12, 2014 (10:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Zouks v Tallawahs at St George's
Jul 12, 2014 (14:30 local | 18:30 GMT | 14:30 EDT | 13:30 CDT | 11:30 PDT)
Hawksbills v Tallawahs at North Sound
Jul 17, 2014 (15:30 local | 19:30 GMT | 15:30 EDT | 14:30 CDT | 12:30 PDT)
Amazon v Red Steel at Providence
Jul 17, 2014 (19:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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