Full name Patrick Covell Derrick McCarthy
Born October 24, 1919, Ceylon
Died December 23, 2007, Perth, Western Australia (aged 88 years 60 days)
Major teams Ceylon, Rest (Bombay Tournament), Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1938/39 - 1954/55|
Patrick McCarthy's career extended over 16 years and three countries but totalled only ten first-class matches. His debut came in Bombay in 1938-39 while only 19 years old, he then played twice for Ceylon, where he was born, in 1944-45 and 1945-46, before reappearing for Western Australia in 1950-51 after a five-year gap. He scored 88 in his third match for them but then endured another two-year absence before finishing the 1953-54 season with a career-best 98 against NSW.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"