Sir Clyde Walcott      

Full name Clyde Leopold Walcott

Born January 17, 1926, New Orleans, St Michael, Barbados

Died August 26, 2006, Barbados (aged 80 years 221 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, British Guiana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Referee, Coach, Administrator, Commentator

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Harrison College, Barbados

Relation Brother - KE Walcott, Son - MAC Walcott

Clyde Leopold Walcott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 44 74 7 3798 220 56.68 15 14 11 53 11
First-class 146 238 29 11820 314* 56.55 40 54 174 33
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 22 1194 408 11 3/50 3/50 37.09 2.05 108.5 0 0 0
First-class 146 3449 1269 35 5/41 36.25 2.20 98.5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 25-31, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1941-1964
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 2-7, 1992 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 6-9, 1992 scorecard
Test matches 3
Test statistics
Profile

No young fan of today could appreciate the extent of the excitement that surrounded West Indies' first Test victory on English soil. Sir Clyde Walcott was a member of that multiracial 1950 team and the thrill of it all never dulled for him or any of his contemporaries. (Only Everton Weekes and Sonny Ramadhin remain.) When, almost half a century later, Walcott became chairman of the ICC, based at that same Lord's ground, it rounded off a life full of high achievement. Walcott scored 168 not out in that historic Test and kept wicket while the amazing young spinners Ramadhin and Alf Valentine bowled 231 overs together, 145 of which were maidens, taking 18 wickets against a semi-petrified England line-up that included Len Hutton, Cyril Washbrook and Bill Edrich but lacked Denis Compton. Just enough Caribbean folk mustered at Lord's to bring to the historic match a glorious afterglow.

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May 2, 2000

Clyde Walcott chairman of the Cricket Comitee and Ali Bacher chairman of the development of Cricket arrive at Lords for the ICC meeting at the ECB offices in London, May 2, 2000

Clyde Walcott arrives at the ECB offices in London

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Jul 23, 1980

Deryck Murray, Clyde Walcott, Viv Richards and Alvin Kallicharran field as English footballer Geoff Hurst tries his hand at batting a football, Stamford Bridge, July 23, 1980

Deryck Murray, Clyde Walcott, Viv Richards and Alvin Kallicharran field as English footballer Geoff Hurst tries his hand at batting a football

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Aug 1957

Clyde Walcott cracks one behind square

Clyde Walcott cracks one behind square

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1958
OBE in 1966
Knighted for services to cricket in 1994

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: Barbados v Jamaica at Bridgetown
Apr 19-22, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
2nd Semi-Final: Trinidad & T v Windward Is at Port of Spain
Apr 19-22, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
1st Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston
Jun 8-12, 2014 (10:00 local | 15:00 GMT | 11:00 EDT | 10:00 CDT | 08:00 PDT)
2nd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain
Jun 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Providence
Jun 26-30, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
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