Email Winston Davis (15 June 1999)
15 June 1999
Email Winston Davis
The World Cup is nearing its climax and the drama, excitement and tension has given untold pleasure to millions of cricket lovers all over the world. We'd like you to pause for a moment and turn your thoughts to one of the heroes of the 1983 World Cup, Winston Davis.
For those of you who don't know, or are too young to remember, Winston Davis was a key part of the West Indies World Cup squad and still holds the record for the best bowling analysis in a World Cup with figures of 7/51 against Australia. He also played in his native West Indies and for several English county sides in the course of a long and distinguished career which gave a great deal of pleasure to followers of the quick man's art. Last year, Winston suffered a terrible accident when performing some routine maintenance at home and was tragically paralysed from the neck down.
Unfortunately Winston is now confined to a wheelchair, but has been able to travel to England to enjoy this tournament and still derives a great deal of pleasure and fortitude from contact with the cricketing world, so in this the last tournament before the millennium, we would like to make an appeal to cricket lovers the world over, to send in your messages of support and friendship to Winston Davis. Please mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and show solidarity for a fine servant of the game.