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Elquemedo Willett      

Full name Elquemedo Tonito Willett

Born May 1, 1953, Charlestown, Nevis

Current age 61 years 138 days

Major teams West Indies, Leeward Islands

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Son - TA Willett, Son - AE Willett, Nephew - SC Williams

Elquemedo Tonito Willett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 3 74 26 14.80 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 98 131 46 1100 56 12.94 0 1 66 0
List A 13 5 2 14 10* 4.66 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1326 482 11 3/33 3/95 43.81 2.18 120.5 0 0 0
First-class 98 21515 8132 286 8/73 28.43 2.26 75.2 10 3
List A 13 594 376 11 3/37 3/37 34.18 3.79 54.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Mar 9-14, 1973 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Kolkata, Dec 27, 1974 - Jan 1, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1970-1989
List A span 1973-1988
Profile

Nevis-born slow left-armer Elquemedo Willett was the first man from the Leeward Islands to play for West Indies when he made his debut as a 19-year-old against Australia in 1972-73. He took two wickets, and five in the next two Tests - including his best of 3 for 33 at Port-of-Spain. In was enough to ensure he toured England in 1973, where he took 30 wickets but was unable to break into the Test side. He then toured India and Pakistan in 1974-75, taking two wickets in each of his Tests. But in an era when selectorial consistency was not to the fore, another chance never came, and with the advent of West Indies all-pace attack, he faded into the shadows, although he carried on playing for another 14 seasons. While his impact on the field was limited, his inclusion in the West Indies side had a massive impact on cricket in the Caribbean's smaller islands, where players had hitherto felt ignored.
Martin Williamson

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May 15, 1973

Elquemedo Willett,

Elquemedo Willett

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