Matches (19)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
Dang CL (1)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Eric St Eval Atkinson


November 06, 1927, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados


May 29, 1998 (aged 70y 204d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast



Eric St Eval Atkinson, who died after a long illness on May 29, 1998, aged 70, played eight Tests for West Indies in the late 1950s. He made his debut as a 30-year-old opening bowler at Bridgetown in 1957-58, alongside his older and better-known brother Denis, playing his last Test. The Atkinsons were the third pair of brothers to play together for West Indies, after the Grants and the Stollmeyers; there have been none since. In his second game, at Sabina Park a month later, Eric took five for 42, a performance that was somewhat overshadowed by Garry Sobers's 365 not out. A tearaway bowler in his youth, Atkinson was not very successful when he first played for Barbados: three wickets in his first nine matches. But he had settled down to bowl fast-medium swing by the time he got into the Test team; he was said to have used reverse swing long before anyone had a name for it. Atkinson was chosen to tour the subcontinent a year later and, in his last Test, helped set up victory at Lahore with figures of 12-8-15-3, as Pakistan were bowled out for 104.
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West Indies vs Pakistan201/40 & 3/1526-Mar-1959LahoreTest # 473
West Indies vs Pakistan0 & 201/22 & 4/4206-Mar-1959DhakaTest # 471
West Indies vs India370/44 & 0/406-Feb-1959DelhiTest # 467
West Indies vs India29*1/31 & 0/721-Jan-1959ChennaiTest # 465
West Indies vs India12/21 & 1/5628-Nov-1958BrabourneTest # 459