Full name Joseph A Small
Born November 3, 1892, Princes Town, Trinidad
Died April 26, 1958, Forest Reserve, Trinidad (aged 65 years 174 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 1-6, 1930 scorecard|
|First-class span||1909/10 - 1931/32|
Joe Small played in the First Test Match between England and the West Indies at Lord's in 1928, his score of 52 in the second innings being the highest for the West Indies in the game. This tall, loose-limbed allrounder, who did much fine work for Trinidad, hit 595 runs, average 18.59, in the tour, his highest innings being 106 not out against the University at Oxford, and with offbreaks dismissed 50 batsmen for 28.88 runs each. He also toured England in 1923, averaging 31.04 for 776 runs, including innings of 94 and 68 in the match against Lancashire at Old Trafford, but took only 19 wickets, average 33.47. Altogether Small, who was a splendid slip fieldsman, scored 2,995 runs, average 25.50, and took over 100 wickets.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"