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Maurice Fernandes      

Full name Maurius Pacheco Fernandes

Born August 12, 1897, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Died May 8, 1981, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana (aged 83 years 269 days)

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Son - LF Fernandes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 49 22 12.25 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 46 79 5 2087 141 28.20 4 9 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 46 321 183 5 2/29 36.60 3.42 64.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Georgetown, Feb 21-26, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922-1932
Profile

Maurius Pacheco Fernandes, who died in Georgetown on May 8, 1981, aged 84, had the distinction of leading West Indies to their First Test victory - against England at the Bourda Oval, Georgetown, in February 1930. In spite of this, it was the only Test in that series in which he played, the West Indian custom in those days being to appoint a different captain in each match, usually from the colony in which the game was to be played. Fernandes was a right-hand batsman who usually filled a high place in the order. After making a name for himself as a teenager with the Demerara Cricket Club, he captained British Guiana many times between 1922 and 1932, scoring two inter-colonial centuries, 141 against Barbados and 124 against Trinidad. On the first of his two tours to England, in 1923, he scored 110 against Leicestershire, cutting and driving, as Wisden put it, with equal facility ; on his second, in 1928, he batted at number three in West Indies' First Test match, at Lord's. He was an obdurate batsman, and a quietly spoken man, who scored 2,087 first-class runs at an average of 28.20.
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1928

The 1928 West Indian team to England, the first Test tour in their history

The 1928 West Indian team to England, the first Test tour in their history

© Robert Nunes

1923

The West Indian squad that toured England in 1923, before Test status was conferred on the region

The West Indian squad that toured England in 1923, before Test status was conferred on the region

© Robert Nunes

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