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Les Harris      

Full name Leslie Fitzroy Harris

Born October 9, 1920, Laynes Gap, Brittons Hill, St Michael, Barbados

Died May 20, 2007, Bridgetown, Barbados (aged 86 years 223 days)

Major teams Barbados

Nickname Shell

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Half-brother - FG Thomas

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 6 4 65 27* 32.50 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 628 313 12 4/55 26.08 2.99 52.3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1942/43 - 1944/45
Profile

Les Harris played both cricket and football for Barbados in the 1940s but, after several years as a school teacher, became popular in later life as a radio sports commentator. Widely known as "Shell", a nickname of inexplicable origin, Harris captivated listeners with his thick Bajan brogue and idioms in commentaries on cricket, football and, especially, boxing. He was a contemporary of Frank Worrell at Combermere School where he first came to notice as a flighty spin bowler and dogged lower order batsman.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
West Indies v South Africa at Providence
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West Indies v Australia at Providence
Jun 5, 2016
West Indies v Australia at Basseterre
Jun 13, 2016
West Indies v South Africa at Basseterre
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West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown
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