Obituary

Tim Tarilton

TARILTON, MR. P. H. ("TIM"), who died at Kingston, Jamaica, in February, aged 68, was a member of the West Indies team who toured England under the captaincy of H. B. G. Austin in 1923. In that year Tarilton, a strong-driving batsman, scored 554 runs, average 21.30, with 109 not out against Nottinghamshire his best innings. He was the first West Indies batsman to put together an innings of over 300, hitting 304 not out against Trinidad in the first first-class match played in the Caribbean Islands following the first World War. In partnership with G. Challenor in 1927 he scored 292 against Trinidad, which remained a record for the first wicket in West Indies cricket till A. Rae and J. Stollmeyer hit 355 from the Sussex bowling at Hove in 1950. In all first-class cricket Tarilton scored 2,742 runs, average 39.17.

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