Matches (21)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
IPL (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)
RHF Trophy (4)

Full Name

Simpson Clairmonte Guillen


September 24, 1924, Port of Spain, Trinidad


March 01, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand, (aged 88y 158d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position






A solid wicketkeeper and useful batsman, Simpson Guillen, better known as Sammy, is one of only 14 men to play Test cricket for two countries (the two most recent being Kepler Wessels and John Traicos). Guillen played 5 Tests for the West Indies in Australia in 1951-52 before taking up residence of New Zealand and playing for Canterbury. Just under four years later he played three Tests for New Zealand against the West Indies (they raised no objection despite Guillen not having fully completed the four-year residency in his adopted country). There was no animosity either. "They all formed a ring, took their caps off and gave me three cheers," he later recalled. "I could have been out right there and then, I felt so emotional." The last act of his career was a historic one: Guillen stumped Alf Valentine to seal New Zealand's first ever Test victory, for which they had waited 26 years and 45 matches. He retired immediately after the match.
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Sammy Guillen Career Stats

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Recent Matches of Sammy Guillen

New Zealand vs West Indies6 & 413c/0s & 0c/1s09-Mar-1956AucklandTest # 424
New Zealand vs West Indies36 & 01c/0s & 0c/0s03-Mar-1956WellingtonTest # 423
New Zealand vs West Indies15 & 00c/0s18-Feb-1956ChristchurchTest # 422
Canterbury vs Sth Africans13*2c/1s28-Feb-1953ChristchurchFC
West Indies vs New Zealand--1c/1s & 0c/0s15-Feb-1952AucklandTest # 350

Debut/Last Matches of Sammy Guillen

Photos of Sammy Guillen

Sammy Guillen presents the Man-of-the-Match award to Yannic Carriah
Sammy Guillen breaks the stumps to dismiss Lindsay Hassett