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Full name Alvadon Basil Williams
Born November 21, 1949, Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica
Current age 65 years 69 days
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 31-Apr 5, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Delhi, Jan 24-29, 1979 scorecard|
|List A span||1972-1986|
Basil Williams - known to all as Shotgun on account of his uncompromising attacking style - won his Test call-up partly on account of a good Shell Shield season in 1977-78 and largely because of the defection of many leading players to World Series Cricket. Williams hammered a hundred against an equally depleted Australian side on debut at Georgetown, ending the series with 257 runs at 42.83. That won him selection for the India tour where he again performed well, scoring 212 runs at 35.33 - including a hundred at Calcutta - but after that series the Packer rebels returned and Williams was discarded.
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