Full name Edward Lawson Bartlett
Born March 10, 1906, Flint Hall, St Michael, Barbados
Died December 21, 1976, Bayville, St Michael, Barbados (aged 70 years 286 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 1928 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 27-Mar 4, 1931 scorecard|
|First-class span||1923/24 - 1938/39|
Edward Lawson Bartlett was a member of the West Indies sides to England in 1928 and Australia in 1930. His record in England, 584 runs with an average of 24.33, looks nothing much, but he was perhaps a trifle unlucky. Early in July he had just run into form with a glorious 109 against Nottinghamshire and one or two more successes then might have given him the confidence which was all he lacked to be a great batsman. Instead he broke a finger, missed several matches and failed to recover his form. His tour to Australia was a failure except for a beautiful innings of 84 out of 114 in the first innings of the first Test and after this tour he dropped out of the West Indies side. A very small man, he was quick on his feet, a powerful driver and a good cutter, whether square or late. Indeed he had strokes all round the wicket and, when he was making runs, his potentialities were obvious. It was sad that he could so seldom do justice to them.
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