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Patrick Patterson      

Full name Balfour Patrick Patterson

Born September 15, 1961, Happy Grove, Williamsfield, Jamaica

Current age 52 years 349 days

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica, Lancashire, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Balfour Patrick Patterson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 28 38 16 145 21* 6.59 404 35.89 0 0 18 0 5 0
ODIs 59 20 15 44 13* 8.80 101 43.56 0 0 1 1 9 0
First-class 161 164 58 618 29 5.83 0 0 32 0
List A 100 35 25 106 16 10.60 0 0 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 53 4829 2874 93 5/24 9/88 30.90 3.57 51.9 4 5 0
ODIs 59 58 3050 2206 90 6/29 6/29 24.51 4.33 33.8 1 1 0
First-class 161 24352 13563 493 7/24 27.51 3.34 49.3 25 2
List A 100 5125 3496 144 6/29 6/29 24.27 4.09 35.5 4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Kingston, Feb 21-23, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 1, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at Kingston, Feb 18, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Cape Town, Feb 25, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1993
List A span 1982-1998
Profile

Wisden overview
It is the stock question for international batsmen. Who is the quickest and nastiest? Graham Gooch did not mind the pace, but he says the only time he has been in fear of his wellbeing was at Sabina Park in February 1986 when, on a grassy pitch, Test debutant Patrick "Patto" Patterson hurtled his inelegant bow-legged way up the hill, thrust his leading leg high, studs at the batsman, stamped down hard enough to measure on the Richter Scale, and, bowling like the devil in front of his home crowd, put the wind up England's finest. He took 4 for 29 on his first day in Tests, 7 for 73 in the match, and for a few years, until his rhythm deserted him (his movement became awkward, and he relied on sheer muscularity), he was as fast as anything in the world and a nasty proposition on pitches offering any pace or lift. Mike Selvey

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Oct 1, 1987

Patrick Patterson portrait, October 1, 1987

Patrick Patterson portrait

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Mar 1, 1986

Patrick Patterson sends in a delivery, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Trinidad, March 1, 1986

Patrick Patterson sends in a delivery

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Notes

Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1984-85

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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