Thelston Payne      

Full name Thelston Rodney O'Neale Payne

Born February 13, 1957, Foul Bay, St Philip, Barbados

Current age 60 years 7 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 6 83.33 0 0 0 0 5 0
ODIs 7 4 0 126 60 31.50 240 52.50 0 1 11 0 6 0
First-class 68 106 14 3391 140 36.85 6 25 103 8
List A 38 34 7 795 100* 29.44 1 3 30 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 38 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 7-12, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Australia at Castries, Apr 19, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Mar 28, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978/79 - 1989/90
List A span 1978/79 - 1989/90
Profile

Thelston Payne was a capable wicketkeeper, always in a sun hat, who was destined to be understudy to Jeff Dujon for much of his career. He was in the West Indies squad as second-choice keeper on the 1984 tour of England, in Australia 1984-85, and on later trips to New Zealand, Pakistan and Sharjah. His one chance came when Dujon missed the second Test against England at Port-of-Spain in 1986 through injury, and her held five catches in a comprehensive win. But Dujon recovered, and that was that. "I felt I could have played as a batsman," Payne later reflected. "I toured around for a few years and got just one Test and seven ODIs and had to watch on as others failed. I made three consecutive hundreds in 1983 and I knew I was good enough to play as a batsman."
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Mar 11, 1986

Ian Botham is caught behind by Thelston Payne off Malcolm Marshall, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 4th day, March 11, 1986

Ian Botham is caught behind by Thelston Payne off Malcolm Marshall

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