Full name Cyril Rutherford Browne
Born October 8, 1890, Robert's Tenantry, St Michael, Barbados
Died January 12, 1964, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana (aged 73 years 96 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, British Guiana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Georgetown, Feb 21-26, 1930 scorecard|
|First-class span||1908/09 - 1938/39|
Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, who died at Georgetown, British Guiana, on January 12, aged 73, played in four Test matches for West Indies v England, two in 1928 when touring with R. K. Nunes's team and two in the West Indies in 1929. A hard-hitting batsman and a bowler of medium pace, Snuffy Browne hit 103, including two 6's and seventeen 4's, in an hour from the Kent bowling at Canterbury in 1928, when his best bowling figures were eight Derbyshire wickets for 81 runs at Derby. In 1928-29 he did much to enable British Guiana to win the Inter-Colonial Cup. Against Barbados he hit 55 and 95 and took seven wickets, and in the match with Trinidad he made 83 and 24 not out and dismissed 11 batsmen. At one time a magistrate in British Guiana, he was the first West Indian to be elected an honorary life member of MCC.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"