Baron Constantine      

Full name Learie Nicholas Constantine

Born September 21, 1901, Petit Valley, Diego Martin, Trinidad

Died July 1, 1971, Brondesbury, Hampstead, London (aged 69 years 283 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Freelooters, Trinidad

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast, Right-arm medium

Relation Father - LS Constantine, Brother - E Constantine

Learie Nicholas Constantine
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 18 33 0 635 90 19.24 0 4 10 28 0
First-class 119 197 11 4475 133 24.05 5 28 133 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 18 29 3583 1746 58 5/75 9/122 30.10 2.92 61.7 4 2 0
First-class 119 17393 8991 439 8/38 20.48 3.10 39.6 25 4
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1921/22 - 1938/39

Wisden Obituary
Lord Constantine, MBE, died in London on July 1, 1971. The parents of the child born in Diego Martin, Trinidad, almost seventy years before, may in their highest ambitions have hoped that he would play cricket for the West Indies. They cannot have dreamt that he would take a major share in lifting his people to a new level of respect within the British Commonwealth; that along the way he would become the finest fieldsman and one of the most exciting allrounders the game of cricket has known: and that he would die Baron Constantine, of Marvel in Trinidad and Tobago, and of Nelson, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, a former Cabinet Minister and High Commissioner of his native Trinidad.

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May 22, 2009

<i>Caribbean Lives: Learie Constantine</i>, by Peter Mason

Caribbean Lives: Learie Constantine, by Peter Mason



Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine

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Jan 1, 1969

Learie Constantine is introduced at Lords as Britain's first black peer, London, 1969

Learie Constantine is introduced at Lords as Britain's first black peer

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1940

Awarded the MBE in 1945

Knighted in 1962