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Clairmonte Depeiaza      

Full name Cyril Clairmonte Depeiaza

Born October 10, 1928, Mount Standfast, St James, Barbados

Died November 10, 1995, Manchester, Lancashire, England (aged 67 years 31 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 2 187 122 31.16 1 0 0 7 4
First-class 16 24 5 623 122 32.78 1 4 31 9
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 2 30 15 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 16 30 15 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Apr 26-29, 1955 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 18-21, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1951-1957
Profile

Co-holder of the Test seventh-wicket record, Cyril Clairmonte Depeiaza died in November at the age of 67. When `Leaning Tower' Depeiaza joined his captain and fellow Barbadian Denis Atkinson at the crease in the fourth Test against Australia at Bridgetown in May 1955, West Indies were 147 for 6 in reply to Australia's massive 668. In an epic, matchsaving stand the pair, who came together towards the end of the third day of the six-day Test, batted throughout the fourth day. In all they added 347, breaking the previous-best for that wicket by three runs. Their partnership remains a record for Test cricket, but was surpassed at first-class level last winter when Bhupinder Singh junior and Pankaj Dharmani put on 460 for Punjab's seventh wicket in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at Delhi.

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Apr 19, 2007

Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward (daughter of Denis Atkinson) and Denis Depeiaza (son of Clairmonte Depeiaza) receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders

Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward (for her father Denis Atkinson) and Denis Depeiaza (for his father Clairmonte Depeiaza) receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders

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May 18, 1955

Clairmonte Depeiaza and Denis Atkinson relax during their world record stand, West Indies v Australia, Barbados, May 18, 1955

Clairmonte Depeiaza and Denis Atkinson relax during their world record stand

© The Cricketer International

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