Full name Victor Humphrey Stollmeyer
Born January 24, 1916, Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Died September 21, 1999, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 83 years 240 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Relation Brother - JB Stollmeyer
|Only Test||England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard|
|First-class span||1935/36 - 1945/46|
Stollmeyer, Victor Humphrey, who died on September 21, 1999, aged 83, scored 96 in his only Test innings for West Indies. Vic Stollmeyer was a Trinidadian right-hander and a last-minute selection for the last Test match before the war, at The Oval in 1939. According to his younger brother Jeff, he had been told he was not playing and so went out on the town the night before the game. Luckily, West Indies fielded first. When West Indies did bat, Vic Stollmeyer ran out George Headley, but stayed out there to put on 163 in 100 minutes with Bam Bam Weekes, scoring his runs in what Wisden called perfect style in just two and a quarter hours. By the time West Indies played another Test, his career was over; Jeff, however, went on to become captain.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"