Lionel Birkett      

Full name Lionel Sydney Birkett

Born April 14, 1905, Strathclyde, St Michael, Barbados

Died January 16, 1998, St James, Barbados (aged 92 years 277 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, British Guiana, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - TS Birkett

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 136 64 17.00 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 26 42 3 1295 253 33.20 3 3 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 4 126 71 1 1/16 1/16 71.00 3.38 126.0 0 0 0
First-class 26 1139 504 9 2/6 56.00 2.65 126.5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1930 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 13-14, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1945
Profile

Wisden obituary
Lionel Sydney Birkett, who died on January 16, 1998, aged 93, was vice-captain on West Indies' first tour of Australia, in 1930-31. He made 64, opening the batting at Adelaide on his debut, but his form deteriorated, and he did not play in the last Test when West Indies scored a surprise win. Birkett had attracted attention by making 253 for Trinidad against British Guiana a year earlier, and his batting - learned among the Barbadian elite at Harrison College - was always elegant. But his cricket had to be fitted in with his peripatetic work in the sugar business: his career comprised 26 first-class matches spread over 20 years, for Barbados, Trinidad and British Guiana as well as the West Indians. After the Australian tour, Birkett did not play again until 1937. He was the oldest living Test player before he died, a title taken over by Alf Gover of England.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Guyana v Windward Is at Providence
Nov 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Barbados v Jamaica at Lucas Street
Nov 21-24, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Leeward Is v Trinidad & T at Basseterre
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Guyana v Barbados at Providence
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Trinidad & T v Jamaica at Port of Spain
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Windward Is v Leeward Is at St George's
Nov 28-Dec 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
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