Berkeley Gaskin      

Full name Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin

Born March 21, 1908, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Died May 2, 1979, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana (aged 71 years 42 days)

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 2 3 0 17 10 5.66 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 41 68 13 782 64 14.21 0 2 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 2 4 474 158 2 1/15 1/45 79.00 2.00 237.0 0 0 0
First-class 41 11341 4401 139 7/58 31.66 2.32 81.5 6 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 11-16, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928/29 - 1953/54

Manager of the 1963 West Indies team in England, as well as those to India and Pakistan in 1958-59 and Australia and New Zealand ten years later, Berkeley McGarrell Gaskin died in Georgetown on May 2, aged 71. A medium-pace bowler, he played in two Test matches, against England in 1947-48, with little success. He was already close to his fortieth birthday. He will be fondly remembered for his services as an administrator, having served as Guyana's representative on the West Indies Board of Control and as a Test selector. He was president of the Guyana CA at the time of his death. One of the least palatable tasks which befell him during his managerial days was the sending home of fast bowler Roy Gilchrist from the India-Pakistan tour on disciplinary grounds.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

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May 1, 1963

From left: Berkeley Gaskin (manager), Lester King, Deryck Murray, Willie Rodriguez and Joe Solomon of West Indies shelter from the rain that washed out the first day of the match, Worcestershire v West Indies, tour match, day one, May 1, 1963

West Indies players shelter from the rain

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