Gordon Greenidge

West Indies|Opening Batter
Gordon Greenidge
INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1991
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Full Name

Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge

Born

May 01, 1951, Black Bess, St Peter, Barbados

Age

71y 158d

Also Known As

Sir Gordon Greenidge

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Education

Sutton Secondary School, Reading, England

RELATIONS

Brooding and massively destructive, the power of Gordon Greenidge's strokeplay on any given day appeared to bear a direct relationship to the degree that he limped when running between the wickets. In such a mood he didn't run much anyway and his brutal unbeaten 214 at Lord's in 1984, to set up a nine-wicket win after England had had the temerity to declare, is considered one of the great innings. He was a superb technician, who learned solid defensive techniques on the pudding pitches of his childhood in England and then allied them to an uninhibited Caribbean heritage. Attacking was in his genes. Never in the game has there been a more withering and dismissive square-cut, nor a more willing and able hooker and puller, but he drove mightily too on both sides of the wicket. With Desmond Haynes he formed what was by a distance the most enduring and prolific opening partnership of them all, with 16 century stands, four of them in excess of 200. And they were just the hors d'oeuvres.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test10818516755822644.72193467960
ODI128127135134133*45.03790864.921131450
FC5238897537354273*45.88921835160
List A4404363316349186*40.5633941710
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10822640---0.92-000
ODI1282604511/211/2145.004.5060.0000
FC523955479185/4926.613.0053.010
List A44028621121/211/21105.504.42143.0000
Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge
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Gordon Greenidge catches up with former Bangladesh captain Gazi Ashraf at a reception in Dhaka
Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge follow the action
CPL coaches Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge
Gordon Greenidge limbers up
Gordon Greenidge speaks with Kieran Powell
Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Michael Holding pose ahead of the <i>Fire in Babylon</i> premiere