Full name Cardigan Adolphus Connor
Born March 24, 1961, The Valley, Anguilla
Current age 54 years 249 days
Major teams Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
Nickname Christy, Cardy
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Valley Secondary School, Anguilla; Langley College
|First-class span||1984 - 1998|
|List A span||1984 - 1998|
Cardigan Connor took more than 1,000 wickets in all competitions for Hampshire after being unearthed by talent-spotting Charlie Knott playing for Buckinghamshire. Never has a more popular player appeared for the county. It was often said that Connor in the early part of his career tried to compete for pace with his new-ball partner, Malcolm Marshall. It was only after Marshall retired that Connor's true worth became clear and it was no coincidence that his career-best 9 for 38 came at the age of 35. There was talk of a possible limited-overs international career but it never materialised and he had to content himself with two Lord's finals and a benefit of £147,000, money he took back to his native Caribbean island, tiny Anguilla, where he works as a hotel masseur.
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
He goes through long barren patches between big scores. Can he change his technique without harming his fast-paced batting?