Roy Fredericks      

Full name Roy Clifton Fredericks

Born November 11, 1942, Blairmont, East Bank, Berbice, British Guiana

Died September 5, 2000, New York, United States of America (aged 57 years 299 days)

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Glamorgan, Guyana

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Roy Clifton Fredericks
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 59 109 7 4334 169 42.49 8 26 8 62 0
ODIs 12 12 0 311 105 25.91 440 70.68 1 1 4 0
First-class 223 391 34 16384 250 45.89 40 80 177 0
List A 68 68 0 1644 119 24.17 2 9 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 43 1187 548 7 1/12 1/12 78.28 2.77 169.5 0 0 0
ODIs 12 1 10 10 2 2/10 2/10 5.00 6.00 5.0 0 0 0
First-class 223 5532 2846 75 4/36 37.94 3.08 73.7 0 0
List A 68 178 116 7 3/5 3/5 16.57 3.91 25.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1968 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Apr 15-20, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Pakistan at Albion, Mar 16, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1983
List A span 1969-1983
Profile

Roy Fredericks, who died of cancer on September 5, 2000, aged 57, was one of the handful of batsmen who distinguished themselves by counter-attacking the great pace bowlers of the 1970s. He is remembered best for his blazing performance at Perth in 1975-76, when he raced to one of the most astonishing of all Test centuries. This series was eventually won 5-1 by Australia, with Lillee and Thomson at full pelt. But in the second Test, on an incredibly fast WACA pitch, Fredericks took them on in amazing fashion. The harder they banged the ball in, the harder he cut and hooked. Into the second morning, he opened what might have been a diffident reply to Australia's 329: at lunch West Indies were 130 for on off 14 eight-ball overs; the 200 came up in the 22nd. Fredericks went on to reach a hundred from 71 balls and, though he grew tired, turned it into a match-winning 169. This was merely a distillation of his entire career. "There has," as Mike Selvey wrote, "probably never been a better or more willing exponent of the hook." His most famous single shot was a failure, however: right at the start of the first World Cup final, he hooked a ball from Lillee over long-leg - only to tread on his wicket in the process.

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Dec 13, 2003

Roy Fredericks scores a century at Lord's, England v West Indies, Lords, 2nd Test, 22 June, 1976

Roy Fredericks scores a century at Lord's

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Jul 9, 1976

Brian Close dives at a chance offered by Roy Fredericks, England v West Indies, third Test, Old Trafford, Manchester, July 9, 1976

Brian Close dives for a catch

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Jun 22, 1976

Roy Fredericks hits out on his way to a century, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 22, 1976

Roy Fredericks hits out on his way to a century

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1974

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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