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Sir Frank Worrell      

Full name Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell

Born August 1, 1924, Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados

Died March 13, 1967, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica (aged 42 years 224 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium, Left-arm slow

Other Journalist

Relation Cousin - LR Worrell, Niece - JG Wostrack

In a nutshell West Indies' first appointed black captain was also their most charismatic and influential. Though a fine, stylish batsman, it is as a strong captain and an uniting force that he will be remembered. The affection with which his team was received in Australia during the landmark tour of 1960-61 is enshrined in the trophy named after him, which the two teams play for to date. More

Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 51 87 9 3860 261 49.48 9 22 11 43 0
First-class 208 326 49 15025 308* 54.24 39 80 139 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 51 82 7141 2672 69 7/70 7/70 38.72 2.24 103.4 2 2 0
First-class 208 26740 10115 349 7/70 28.98 2.26 76.6 13 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 11-16, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 22-26, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1941-1964
Profile

Wisden obituary
Sir Frank Worrell once wrote that the island of Barbados, his birthplace, lacked a hero. As usual, he was underplaying himself. Frank Maglinne Worrell was the first hero of the new nation of Barbados and anyone who doubted that had only to be in the island when his body was brought home in mid-March of 1967.

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Telford Vice on Frank Worrell

Mover and shaker

He inspired, stirred, roused. And therein lay his greatness

Stats and analysis

Classy and inspirational

Worrell had outstanding numbers as a batsman, but he will always be most remembered for his outstanding leadership qualities

Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • The man who made history (Apr 21, 2004)
    Sir Frank Worrell died at 42 and CLR James recalls how he initiated a regeneration in Test cricket
  • Frank Worrell (1968)
    WORRELL, SIR FRANK MAGLINNE, died in Jamaica, March 13, 1967
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Apr 12, 2007

The Frank Worrell Hall at the University of West Indies, Barbados, April 12, 2007

The Frank Worrell Hall at the University of West Indies

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Apr 2, 2004

Frank Worrell

Frank Worrell

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Apr 2, 2004

Frank Worrell

Frank Worrell

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Notes

Knighted for services to cricket 1964

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1951

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