Full name Alvin Ethelbert Greenidge
Born August 20, 1956, Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
Current age 59 years 13 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 31-Apr 5, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Kanpur, Feb 2-8, 1979 scorecard|
|Only ODI||West Indies v Australia at Castries, Apr 12, 1978 scorecard|
|First-class span||1974/75 - 1983/84|
|List A span||1977/78 - 1983/84|
Alvin Greenidge - no relation to Gordon - was a tall opening batsman for Barbados came to the attention of the selectors in 1977-78 when he scored well and was drafted into the West Indies side against Australia that season following the defection of many leading players to World Series Cricket. He scored a half-century on his debut in the third Test at Georgetown, and another in fourth Test at Port-of-Spain. He was picked for the tour of India in 1978-79 but struggled for form, and when the Packer rebels returned he was discarded. He had one more glimpse of the big time in 1980 when he was summoned from Holland - where he played club cricket - to field for the injury-hit West Indies at The Oval. Greenidge continued to score prolifically for Barbados without ever coming close to selection again, and his career ended when he toured South Africa with a rebel West Indies side in 1982-83. He subsequently became a junior coach in Barbados.
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