Floyd Lamonte Reifer
July 23, 1972, Parish Land, Christ Church, Barbados
Left hand Bat
Right arm Medium
After a very successful Red Stripe Cup scoring 756 runs, Reifer was given
a chance with his first one-day and Test matches against the Sri Lankans on their tour of the West Indies in 1997. However, he did not manage to produce the necessary performances and, despite being given another chance on the West Indies A tour to make his way back into the senior squad, played only two more Tests and one more one-day international. He then moved to Scotland, with a spell as Uddingston's professional, and a place in the Scottish Saltires squad in 2004. Three years later, following some decent domestic matches, he made a dramatic claim - that he was still ready to be chosen for West Indies. And he was, in the most unexpected of circumstances, in 2009, when the original squad to face Bangladesh in Kingstown decided to boycott the Test a day before its start. The board scrambled to organise a replacement side and Reifer found himself leading the second-string squad ten years after he had played his last Test. However, he couldn't script a win in either Test.
Cricinfo staff July 2009
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