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Puss Achong      

Full name Ellis Edgar Achong

Born February 16, 1904, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died August 30, 1986, St Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 82 years 195 days)

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 1 81 22 8.10 0 0 0 6 0
First-class 38 55 20 503 45* 14.37 0 0 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 8 918 378 8 2/64 2/76 47.25 2.47 114.7 0 0 0
First-class 38 7799 3326 110 7/73 30.23 2.55 70.9 3 1
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 1-6, 1930 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Jan 24-28, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1935
Umpiring statistics
Only Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 17-23, 1954 scorecard
Test matches 1
Test statistics
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Wisden obituary
A left-arm spin bowler, he was the first cricketer of Chinese extraction to play Test cricket, appearing for West Indies in six matches against England and taking eight wickets at 47.25. Chosen to tour England in 1933, he played in all three Tests but with limited success, and in all first-class matches that season took 71 wickets. Essentially an orthodox slow left-armer, at Manchester he had Robins stumped by a ball which,--bowled with a wrist-spinner's action, turned into the right-hander from the off and gave rise to the use in England of the word chinaman to describe such a delivery. After 1935 he played in the Lancashire leagues until 1951, and having returned to live in Trinidad he stood as an umpire in the 1953-54 Port-of-Spain Test between West Indies and England. In all first-class matches he took 110 wickets at 30.23, his best figures being seven for 73 for Trinidad against British Guiana in 1932-33.
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