Leslie Wight      

Full name George Leslie Wight

Born May 28, 1929, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Died January 4, 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (aged 74 years 221 days)

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Uncle - CV Wight, Uncle - OS Wight, Brother - HA Wight, Brother - ND Wight, Brother - PB Wight

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 21 21 21.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 12 21 2 1260 262* 66.31 4 6 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test West Indies v India at Georgetown, Mar 11-17, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1953
Profile

Leslie Wight, who played one Test for West Indies in 1952-53, was a member of a famous cricketing family from British Guiana (now Guyana). Three of his brothers also played first-class cricket, and one of them - Peter - had a long career in England, firstly with Somerset (1953-65) and then as an umpire (1966-95). In 1951-52 Wight amassed 262 not out in 708 minutes for British Guiana against Barbados at Georgetown, putting on 390 with Glendon Gibbs, who made 216. That remained a West Indian first-wicket record until 2000-01, when it was beaten by Leon Garrick (200*) and Chris Gayle (208*), who put on an unbroken opening stand of 425 for Jamaica against West Indies B at Montego Bay. Wight was on the field throughout that match, which BG won by an innings, and early in 1953 he was called up for the fourth Test against India at Georgetown. He made 21, but was painfully slow - his first dozen runs took two hours - and although he helped Clyde Walcott (125) put on 71, he was never selected again. In all first-class cricket he made 1260 runs at the excellent average of 66.31.
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