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Carlton Forbes      

Full name Carlton Forbes

Born August 9, 1936, Cross Roads, Kingston, Jamaica

Died May 28, 2009, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (aged 72 years 292 days)

Major teams Nottinghamshire

Nickname Cha Cha

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 245 319 69 3597 86 14.38 0 9 145 0
List A 47 23 8 152 52* 10.13 0 1 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 245 42745 17993 707 7/19 25.44 2.52 60.4 23 2
List A 47 2355 1469 59 5/23 5/23 24.89 3.74 39.9 0 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1959-1973
List A span 1963-1973
Profile

Carlton Forbes came to England in the 1950s and established himself as a professional with Middlesbrough before joining Nottinghamshire in 1959. Although he was not able to play for the first team - he did not have the necessary residency or birth qualifications - he was signed to take part in the new 2nd XI Championship where there were no such rules. In his first season he was the leading wicket-taker and he made his first-class debut in a university match. At this time he was an allrounder bowling left-arm spin, but he subsequently switched to left-arm medium with more success.

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