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Gordon Greenidge      

Full name Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge

Born May 1, 1951, Black Bess, St Peter, Barbados

Current age 63 years 143 days

Major teams Scotland, West Indies, Barbados, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Sutton Secondary School, Reading, England

Relation Son - CG Greenidge

Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 108 185 16 7558 226 44.72 19 34 67 96 0
ODIs 128 127 13 5134 133* 45.03 7908 64.92 11 31 45 0
First-class 523 889 75 37354 273* 45.88 92 183 516 0
List A 440 436 33 16349 186* 40.56 33 94 171 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 108 2 26 4 0 - - - 0.92 - 0 0 0
ODIs 128 2 60 45 1 1/21 1/21 45.00 4.50 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 523 955 479 18 5/49 26.61 3.00 53.0 1 0
List A 440 286 211 2 1/21 1/21 105.50 4.42 143.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Bangalore, Nov 22-27, 1974 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at St John's, Apr 27-May 1, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 11, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Manchester, May 25, 1991 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970-1992
List A span 1970-1992
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16* WI Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
61* WI Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
8 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
- Lashings XI v Staffs Telford 12 Jul 2007 Other OD
- Lashings XI v Celebrasians Uxbridge 28 Jun 2007 Other OD
Profile

Brooding and massively destructive, the power of Gordon Greenidge's strokeplay on any given day appeared to bear a direct relationship to the degree that he limped when running between the wickets. In such a mood he didn't run much anyway and his brutal unbeaten 214 at Lord's in 1984, to set up a nine-wicket win after England had had the temerity to declare, is considered one of the great innings. He was a superb technician, who learned solid defensive techniques on the pudding pitches of his childhood in England and then allied them to an uninhibited Caribbean heritage. Attacking was in his genes. Never in the game has there been a more withering and dismissive square-cut, nor a more willing and able hooker and puller, but he drove mightily too on both sides of the wicket. With Desmond Haynes he formed what was by a distance the most enduring and prolific opening partnership of them all, with 16 century stands, four of them in excess of 200. And they were just the hors d'oeuvres.
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Aug 11, 2013

Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge follow the action, Caribbean Premier League, Port-of-Spain, August 11, 2013

Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge follow the action

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Jul 31, 2013

Gordon Greenidge limbers up, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Caribbean Premier League 2013, Providence, July 31, 2013

Gordon Greenidge limbers up

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Mar 16, 2013

Gordon Greenidge speaks with Kieran Powell, Caribbean Premier League, March 16, 2013

Gordon Greenidge speaks with Kieran Powell

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1977

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1978

Tour Results
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 27, 2013
No result
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2013
New Zealand won by 5 runs
Kent v N Zealanders at Canterbury - Jun 22, 2013
N Zealanders won by 42 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham - Jun 12, 2013
No result
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