Roy Gilchrist      

Full name Roy Gilchrist

Born June 28, 1934, Seaforth, St Thomas, Jamaica

Died July 18, 2001, Portmore, St Catherine, Jamaica (aged 67 years 20 days)

Major teams West Indies, Hyderabad (India), Jamaica

Also known as Gilly

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Roy Gilchrist
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 13 14 3 60 12 5.45 0 0 4 0
First-class 42 43 10 258 43* 7.81 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 23 3227 1521 57 6/55 9/73 26.68 2.82 56.6 5 1 0
First-class 42 8391 4342 167 6/16 26.00 3.10 50.2 7 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Birmingham, May 30-Jun 4, 1957 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 6-11, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1963
Profile

Roy Gilchrist, died at Portmore, St Catherine, in his native Jamaica on July 18, 2001, aged 67. The image of a bowler of genuinely high pace stricken with Parkinson's disease is a dolorous one, but such was Roy Gilchrist's fate. Following his brief but dramatic Test career, he had lived in England for many years, marrying and, not always in peaceful accord, rearing seven children before returning to the West Indies in 1985. He was accorded a ready welcome, but he was troubled by his health and by persistent hard times. His childhood on a sugar plantation had been impoverished and rough, and, in Michael Manley's sympathetic analysis, he was "burdened by those tensions which so often run like scars across the landscape of the personalities of people who come from poverty".

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Roy Gilchrist

Roy Gilchrist

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1963

Roy Gilchrist in action (2)

Roy Gilchrist in action (2)

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1963

Roy Gilchrist in action

Roy Gilchrist in action

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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