Andy Ganteaume      

Full name Andrew Gordon Ganteaume

Born January 22, 1921, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died February 17, 2016, Santa Margarita (aged 95 years 26 days)

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Andrew Gordon Ganteaume
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 1 0 112 112 112.00 1 0 13 0 0 0
First-class 50 85 5 2785 159 34.81 5 17 34 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 50 48 51 0 - - - 6.37 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 11-16, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1940/41 - 1962/63

In one respect Andy Ganteaume, a diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman, eclipsed even Don Bradman. Whereas Bradman ended his career with a Test average of 99.94, Gunteaume's was 112. On his Test debut, against England at Port-of-Spain in 1947-48, he scored 112 and yet he never played for West Indies again. West Indies had a formidable batting line-up around this time - it was the era of Walcott, Worrell, Weekes, Sobers, Kanhai, Rae, Stollmeyer and Gomez - and there were suggestions that he slowed down when nearing his hundred, possibly costing West Indies the chance of victory. Jeff Stollmeyer later wrote: "Andy's innings in its later stages was not in keeping with the state of the game and his captain [Gerry Gomez] was forced to send a message out to him to 'get on with it'." Stollmeyer did concede that Ganteaume was unlucky to miss out on selection for the tour of India the following year. Ganteaume continued to play for Trinidad, and in fact toured England as late as 1957 without getting into the Test side.
Steven Lynch

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Sep 20, 2004

Andy Ganteaume makes a point

Andy Ganteaume makes a point

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Andy Ganteaume at the 1981 Barbados Test

Andy Ganteaume at the 1981 Barbados Test

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Jun 20, 1957

The West Indies squad ahead of the Lord's Test, Lord's, June 20, 1957

The West Indies squad ahead of the Lord's Test

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