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Andy Ganteaume
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Andy Ganteaume

West Indies
Andy Ganteaume

INTL CAREER: 1948 - 1948

Full Name

Andrew Gordon Ganteaume

Born

January 22, 1921, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died

February 17, 2016, Santa Margarita, (aged 95y 26d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

In one respect Andy Ganteaume, a diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman, eclipsed even Don Bradman. Whereas Bradman ended his career with a Test average of 99.94, Gunteaume's was 112. On his Test debut, against England at Port-of-Spain in 1947-48, he scored 112 and yet he never played for West Indies again. West Indies had a formidable batting line-up around this time - it was the era of Walcott, Worrell, Weekes, Sobers, Kanhai, Rae, Stollmeyer and Gomez - and there were suggestions that he slowed down when nearing his hundred, possibly costing West Indies the chance of victory. Jeff Stollmeyer later wrote: "Andy's innings in its later stages was not in keeping with the state of the game and his captain [Gerry Gomez] was forced to send a message out to him to 'get on with it'." Stollmeyer did concede that Ganteaume was unlucky to miss out on selection for the tour of India the following year. Ganteaume continued to play for Trinidad, and in fact toured England as late as 1957 without getting into the Test side.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110112112112.001013000
FC50855278515934.81517343
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC5048510---6.37-000
Andy Ganteaume at the 1981 Barbados Test
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1940/41 - 1962/63

Photos


Sir Everton Weekes (left) and Andy Ganteaume stand in front of a display honouring Sir Frank Worrell during a ceremony in Port-of-Spain
Andy Ganteaume makes a point
Andy Ganteaume at the 1981 Barbados Test
The West Indies squad ahead of the Lord's Test
Andy Ganteaume batting on the 1957 England tour
The West Indies touring party to England in 1957