Gus Logie      

Full name Augustine Lawrence Logie

Born September 28, 1960, Sobo, Trinidad

Current age 53 years 307 days

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Augustine Lawrence Logie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 52 78 9 2470 130 35.79 2 16 9 57 0
ODIs 158 133 36 2809 109* 28.95 3801 73.90 1 14 61 0
First-class 157 244 25 7682 171 35.07 13 40 106 1
List A 188 163 40 3606 109* 29.31 2 17 75 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 2 7 4 0 - - - 3.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 158 4 24 18 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 157 289 128 3 1/2 42.66 2.65 96.3 0 0
List A 188 72 55 2 2/1 2/1 27.50 4.58 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v India at Kingston, Feb 23-28, 1983 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jul 25-28, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Dec 19, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Pakistan at Georgetown, Apr 3, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1993
List A span 1978-1993
Profile

Gus Logie, the diminutive Trinidadian right-hand bat, made his West Indies debut at home to India in 1982-83, and was perhaps fortunate that the selectors persevered with him as it wasn't until the fourth Test of the series that he came good, cracking 130. The following winter he toured India (his first eight Tests were against them) again only standing out once. In fact, his first ten innings contained one hundred, one fifty, and eight scores of 13 or less - and four ducks. He played once against Australia in 1983-84, making a superb 97 in front of his home crowd, a performance which won him a place on the 1984 England tour. He didn't appear in any of the Tests, but made 585 runs at 73.12 nevertheless. Two mediocre series home and away to New Zealand followed, but he finally found consistency in India, his chanceless hundred at Calcutta the highlight. Thereafter he was a more regular contributor, although there were still poor patches, most notably against Pakistan and Australia, but in England in 1988 he topped the averages with 364 runs at 72.80, winning the Man of the Match at Lord's for his 81 and 95*. However, his next visit to England was less successful and brought the curtain down on his Test career. Logie remained loyal to his third-division club side, Texaco-Brighton, arguing that nobody wanted to know him when he was a nobody, and as he had started, there he would finish there. After retiring in 1993, he moved into coaching, taking charge of Canada and then guided West Indies to their triumph in the 2004 Champions Trophy. But despite that, it was a difficult time for West Indies cricket and Logie's tenure was rarely without criticism and he quit "by mutual consent" shortly after returning home. He then took charge of Bermuda, but inherited a side with deep-rooted problems, not the least being the poor personal discipline of many senior players. After a poor 2007 World Cup and several subsequent setbacks, he stepped down after they failed to qualify for the 2011 tournament, leaving with a stinging yet justified attack of the whole set-up. He had a second stint with Canada between 2012 and 2013, but was let go after the team failed to perform during his tenure.
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Jan 5, 2007

Gus Logie headshot

Gus Logie headshot

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Nov 23, 2006

A jubilant Gus Logie congratulates Saleem Mukuddem after he had added an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 213 with David Hemp, Netherlands v Bermuda, Intercontinental Cup, Pretoria, November 23, 2006

A jubilant Gus Logie congratulates Saleem Mukuddem

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Sep 27, 2004

Gus Logie, 2004

Gus Logie

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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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