Anderson Cummins

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Anderson Cummins
INTL CAREER: 1991 - 2007
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Full Name

Anderson Cleophas Cummins

Born

May 07, 1966, Packers Valley, Christ Church, Barbados

Age

56y 96d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

Allrounder Anderson Cummins is best known for a match he didn't even play in. In South Africa's first Test back - in Barbados in 1992 - West Indies gave a debut to Kenny Benjamin, instead of the local boy Cummins. The match was boycotted as a result, and one banner - "No Cummins, no goings" - summed up the mood. Cummins, who later played for Durham, did eventually play five Tests. He did better in the one-day arena though, and his pyjama strike rate - a wicket every 40 balls - put him above the likes of Curtly Ambrose and Malcolm Marshall.

In 2006-07 he made a dramatic and unexpected return when he was drafted into the Canadian national side at the age of 40, 11 years since his last major outing. Unsurprisingly, he was a shadow of the player he had been, and in eight matches in Kenya he managed only five wickets at 48.60 with an economy rate of 6.39. The surprise of he recall was only exceeded by the amazement when, despite this poor return, he was included in the World Cup squad. But he turned in three distinctly average performances and there were few surprised when he announced his retirement at the end of the tournament. This time, there was no way back.
Martin Williamson April 2007

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test561985019.6023342.06019010
ODI76491348644*13.5058682.9300335140
FC669310167210720.1418150
List A136922311526716.6902210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5861834284/544/5442.753.3277.2100
ODI767437672877915/315/3131.614.5841.3210
FC661102060641926/6431.583.3057.381
List A136697751391815/165/1628.394.4138.5630
Anderson Cleophas Cummins
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Anderson Cummins represented Canada in the 2007 World Cup, almost 15 years after he played for the West Indies in the 1992 edition
Anderson Cummins gains a decision from Peter Parker
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Anderson Cummins bowls his first over for Canada