Full name George Copeland Grant
Born May 9, 1907, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died October 26, 1978, Cambridge, England (aged 71 years 170 days)
Major teams Rhodesia, West Indies, Cambridge University, Trinidad
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1930 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Kingston, Mar 14-18, 1935 scorecard|
|First-class span||1928 - 1934/35|
Jackie Grant, who died in hospital in Cambridge on October 26, 1978, aged 71, first captained West Indies when they sent a side to Australia for the first time in 1930-31 and achieved an historical triumph, winning the last Test by 30 runs on a rain-affected wicket. At Cambridge, he played for the University against Oxford at association football in 1928-29-30 and at cricket in 1929 and 1930. He proved himself to be a sound tactician and an admirable captain, probably at his best when Bob Wyatt took a weakened MCC side to the West Indies in the winter of 1934-35 and their weaknesses were exposed by Grant's men, who won the series.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Grant was involved in missionary work in Africa for many years after retiring.
Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity
Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's
Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both