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Charlie Stayers      

Full name Sven Conrad Stayers

Born June 9, 1937, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Died January 6, 2005, London (aged 67 years 211 days)

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 1 58 35* 19.33 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 17 21 4 485 120 28.52 1 2 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 636 364 9 3/65 4/85 40.44 3.43 70.6 0 0 0
First-class 17 3061 1775 68 6/36 26.10 3.47 45.0 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Apr 4-9, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1957-1963
Profile

STAYERS, SVEN CONRAD, died on January 6, 2005. He was 67. "Charlie" Stayers was a tall, loose-limbed fast bowler from British Guiana who was also a batsman useful enough to make a century against Barbados in 1958-59. He was in the West Indian 12 for the First Test against England the following season, but did not play, possibly because of worries about his bowling action - he had been called for throwing in a domestic game in 1958-59. Stayers did play in four Tests against India in 1961-62, taking nine wickets at 40, but failed to make the 1963 tour of England. He was also part of an unusual initiative in 1962-63, when the Indian board arranged for four fast bowlers from the Caribbean to play in domestic cricket to attune the local batsmen to high pace. Stayers played for Bombay, and in what turned out to be his last first-class match, the Ranji Trophy final at Jaipur, took six for 36 (the best figures of his career) in the innings victory over Rajasthan. He did not return to the West Indies, but signed as professional for Enfield in the Lancashire League instead. He remained in England to study, and later had a nomadic career in health management in Africa, North America - and London, where he died.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary

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