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Full name Amritt Harrichand Latchman
Born July 26, 1943, Kingston, Jamaica
Current age 71 years 2 days
Major teams Middlesex, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|List A span||1969-1975|
Born in George Headley's Kingston, schooled at a Shepherd's Bush comp, he marched to a more leisurely beat than the Caribbean cricketing gods, even Lance Gibbs. For those entranced by tales of Sonny Ramadhin but too young to have seen his artistry in the flesh, here was a suitably roly-polyish substitute. He bowled legspin when it was distinctly unfashionable and all with a broad smile. In 1968 he took 88 wickets at 18.88 but grew more expensive thereafter but his batting grew slightly more consistent. In 1974 he moved to Nottinghamshire for three seasons and from there to Cambridgeshire. After retiring he coached at Merchant Taylors' School.
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