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Sir Curtly Ambrose      

Full name Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose

Born September 21, 1963, Swetes Village, Antigua

Current age 51 years 98 days

Major teams West Indies, Leeward Islands, Northamptonshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 98 145 29 1439 53 12.40 3080 46.72 0 1 172 12 18 0
ODIs 176 96 36 639 31* 10.65 985 64.87 0 0 39 10 45 0
First-class 239 317 70 3448 78 13.95 0 4 88 0
List A 329 173 66 1282 48 11.98 0 0 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 98 179 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.30 54.5 21 22 3
ODIs 176 175 9353 5429 225 5/17 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.5 6 4 0
First-class 239 48798 19048 941 8/45 20.24 2.34 51.8 50 8
List A 329 17143 9557 401 5/17 5/17 23.83 3.34 42.7 10 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Pakistan at Georgetown, Apr 2-6, 1988 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 31-Sep 4, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 12, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 23, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985-2000
List A span 1985-2000
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/31, 4* WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
2/19 WI Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/23 WI Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/18 WI Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/28 WI Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
3/21 WI Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

Wisden overview
Fee fi fo fum. A giant of the game in every sense, Curtly Ambrose was the most lethal pace bowler of his generation. Like his predecessor Andy Roberts, Ambrose didn't say much, refusing countless interview requests with the motto "Curtly talk to no man". Yet his silence seemed only to magnify his achievements - and his menace. Among Ambrose's 405 Test wickets at 20.99, two spells stand out: the 6 for 24 that hustled England out for 46 in Trinidad in 1993-94, and his series-clinching burst of 7 for 1 against Australia at the WACA the previous season. Perth's springboard of a pitch was ideal for a man who stood 6ft 7ins and released the ball from almost 10ft high, but there was more to Ambrose's game than bounce. When his extreme pace deserted him, he fell back on subtle seam movement and an immaculately grooved action. English batsmen saw a great deal of Ambrose's hand-jiving wicket celebration, which set his white wristbands flashing like doves taking to the sky.
Simon Briggs

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Oct 2, 2014

Curtly Ambrose oversees a training session, Mumbai, October 2, 2014

Curtly Ambrose oversees a training session

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Aug 22, 2014

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was present to oversee West Indies' big victory, West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, St George's, Grenada, August 22, 2014

Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was present to oversee West Indies' big victory

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May 26, 2014

Sir Curtly Ambrose looks over a training session, Barbados, May 26, 2014

Sir Curtly Ambrose looks over a training session

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1992

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3rd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town
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