Alphonso Roberts      

Full name Alphonso Theodore Roberts

Born September 18, 1937, Kingstown, St Vincent

Died July 24, 1996, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (aged 58 years 310 days)

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Islands

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 28 28 14.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 7 12 1 153 45 13.90 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Mar 9-13, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955/56 - 1959/60
Profile

Wisden Obituary
The first `small islander' to represent West Indies, Alphonso Theodore Roberts died in Montreal of gall-bladder cancer on July 24, aged 59. An innings of 74 for the Combined Islands against Trinidad in March 1955 brought the young man from St. Vincent to prominence, and at 19 he was selected for the following winter's tour of New Zealand. His solitary cap came at Auckland, where he made 28 and 0 in the match which saw NZ record their first Test victory after 26 years of trying. After the tour, on which he made only 137 runs, he moved to Trinidad, where he encountered criticism from some who objected to his selection ahead of local-born players. He soon returned to St. Vincent, leaving former West Indian captain Jeff Stollmeyer lamenting that ` Trinidad was the great loser for missing such a great talent and yet so young'.

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