Full name Francis Ignatius de Caires
Born May 12, 1909, British Guiana
Died February 2, 1959, British Guiana (aged 49 years 266 days)
Major teams West Indies, British Guiana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
|Test debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 11-16, 1930 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Kingston, Apr 3-12, 1930 scorecard|
|First-class span||1928/29 - 1938/39|
Frank de Caires was a right-hand middle-order batsman who made 80 and 70 in the first Test played in the Caribbean, when England were the visitors to Barbados in 1929-30. de Caires only played three Tests, though, the last of them in Jamaica in the same series. He toured Australia later that year but didn't play in any of the Tests.
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