Basil Williams      

Full name Alvadon Basil Williams

Born November 21, 1949, Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica

Died October 2015 (aged 65 years)

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 7 12 0 469 111 39.08 2 1 0 5 0
First-class 46 77 2 2702 126* 36.02 5 15 19 0
List A 20 19 0 506 89 26.63 0 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 46 90 49 0 - - - 3.26 - 0 0 0
List A 20 12 10 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 31-Apr 5, 1978 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Delhi, Jan 24-29, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1969/70 - 1984/85
List A span 1972/73 - 1985/86
Profile

Basil Williams - known to all as Shotgun on account of his uncompromising attacking style - won his Test call-up partly on account of a good Shell Shield season in 1977-78 and largely because of the defection of many leading players to World Series Cricket. Williams hammered a hundred against an equally depleted Australian side on debut at Georgetown, ending the series with 257 runs at 42.83. That won him selection for the India tour where he again performed well, scoring 212 runs at 35.33 - including a hundred at Calcutta - but after that series the Packer rebels returned and Williams was discarded.
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