Peter Lashley      

Full name Patrick Douglas Lashley

Born February 11, 1937, St Matthias Gap, Christ Church, Barbados

Current age 77 years 318 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 159 49 22.71 0 0 12 1 4 0
First-class 85 132 13 4932 204 41.44 8 32 66 0
List A 5 4 2 211 102* 105.50 1 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 1 18 1 1 1/1 1/1 1.00 0.33 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 85 2085 958 27 3/15 35.48 2.75 77.2 0 0
List A 5 174 141 5 2/32 2/32 28.20 4.86 34.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Dec 9-14, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Aug 4-8, 1966 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1957-1975
List A span 1966-1973
Profile

A middle-order batsman who became an opener later in his career, Peter Lashley was part of West Indies squad as early as 1960-61 when he toured Australia - without any real success - on the back of a good hundred for Barbados against British Guiana the season before. He played in the first and last Tests of the series, scoring 78 runs in four innings. His next chance came when he toured England in 1966, where he played in the third and fourth Tests. At Nottingham he scored a patient 49, but failed at Leeds and was dropped, never to return. It was scant reward for one of Barbados's most talented batsmen, although Michael Manley, in his A History of West Indian Cricket gives a hint of the reasons Lashley didn't get more chances when he refers to him "failing to a tendency to hit across the line". In a 17-year first-class career he scored 3994 runs at 48.70 runs for Barbados, including 2736 at 55.83 in the Shell Shield with six hundreds. He was also an outstanding close fielder.
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