Clifford Roach      

Full name Clifford Archibald Roach

Born March 13, 1904, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died April 16, 1988, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 84 years 34 days)

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Clifford Archibald Roach
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 16 32 1 952 209 30.70 2 6 5 5 0
First-class 98 177 4 4851 209 28.04 5 25 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 16 5 222 103 2 1/18 1/18 51.50 2.78 111.0 0 0 0
First-class 98 982 526 5 1/18 105.20 3.21 196.4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 8-10, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1923/24 - 1937/38

Clifford Roach was the last surviving member of the side which, under R. K. Nunes, played in West Indies' First Test Match, at Lord's in 1928. In that match, batting in the middle order, he scored 0 ( run out) and 16, but it was in his customary position as an attacking opening batsman that, against England at Barbados in the First Test of 1929-30, he became the first West Indian to score a Test century. His 122, containing twenty fours, was also his maiden first-class hundred, and he followed it with 77 in the second innings. To this distinction he added West Indies' first Test double-hundred two Tests later at Georgetown, having in the interim recorded a pair at his home ground, Port-of-Spain, and suggested subsequently to the selectors that he stand down. The wise men decided otherwise and, led by Roach's 209, a hundred in each innings from Headley and nine wickets by Constantine, West Indies won by 289 runs their first Test victory. Roach, who hit three sixes and 23 fours, put on 144 for the first wicket with Hunte and then 192 with Headley as he raced to his second hundred in 74 minutes. In the second innings he was stumped by Ames for 22.

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