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Full name Sir Grantley Herbert Adams
Born April 28, 1898, Government Hill, St Michael, Barbados
Died November 28, 1971, Bridgetown, Barbados (aged 73 years 214 days)
Major teams Barbados
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Harrison College, Barbados; St Catherine's College, Oxford
|First-class span||1925/26 - 1925/26|
Grantley Adams played one match for Barbados as a wicketkeeper in 1925-26 but his main claim to fame was as a politician and union leader. He was president of the Barbados Workers' Union from 1941 to 1954, after serving as leader of the Barbados Labour Party from 1938 and went on to become the first Premier of Barbados, and, in 1958, the first and only Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation as leader of the West Indies Federal Labour Party. The main arirport in Barbados is named after him and he is also one of the country's ten national heroes.
Knighted in 1957
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.