Sammy Guillen      

Full name Simpson Clairmonte Guillen

Born September 24, 1924, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died March 1, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand (aged 88 years 158 days)

Major teams New Zealand, West Indies, Canterbury, Trinidad & Tobago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - NN Guillen, Grandson - LV van Beek, Great-nephew - JC Guillen

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 12 2 202 54 20.20 0 1 2 13 3
First-class 66 109 10 2672 197 26.98 3 14 111 34
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 66 120 49 1 1/1 49.00 2.45 120.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 22-25, 1951 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Mar 9-13, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947-1961
Profile

A solid wicketkeeper and useful batsman, Simpson Guillen, better known as Sammy, is one of only 14 men to play Test cricket for two countries (the two most recent being Kepler Wessels and John Traicos). Guillen played 5 Tests for the West Indies in Australia in 1951-52 before taking up residence of New Zealand and playing for Canterbury. Just under four years later he played three Tests for New Zealand against the West Indies (they raised no objection despite Guillen not having fully completed the four-year residency in his adopted country). There was no animosity either. "They all formed a ring, took their caps off and gave me three cheers," he later recalled. "I could have been out right there and then, I felt so emotional." The last act of his career was a historic one: Guillen stumped Alf Valentine to seal New Zealand's first ever Test victory, for which they had waited 26 years and 45 matches. He retired immediately after the match.
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Jan 29, 2010

Sammy Guillen presents the Man-of-the-Match award to Yannic Carriah, West Indies v Sri Lanka, ICC Under-19 World Cup, Christchurch, Janury 29, 2010

Sammy Guillen presents the Man-of-the-Match award to Yannic Carriah

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Oct 5, 2008

Justin Guillen, right, is the great nephew of 'Sammy' Guillen who represented both West Indies and New Zealand

Justin Guillen, right, is the great nephew of 'Sammy' Guillen who represented both West Indies and New Zealand

© Trinidad & Tobago Express

Jan 1, 1952

Sammy Guillen breaks the stumps to dismiss Lindsay Hassett, Australia v West Indies, 4th Test, Melbourne, January 1, 1952

Sammy Guillen breaks the stumps to dismiss Lindsay Hassett

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1956

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