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Puss Achong
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Puss Achong

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1930 - 1954

Full Name

Ellis Edgar Achong

Born

February 16, 1904, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died

August 30, 1986, St Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad, (aged 82y 196d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
A left-arm spin bowler, he was the first cricketer of Chinese extraction to play Test cricket, appearing for West Indies in six matches against England and taking eight wickets at 47.25. Chosen to tour England in 1933, he played in all three Tests but with limited success, and in all first-class matches that season took 71 wickets. Essentially an orthodox slow left-armer, at Manchester he had Robins stumped by a ball which,--bowled with a wrist-spinner's action, turned into the right-hander from the off and gave rise to the use in England of the word chinaman to describe such a delivery. After 1935 he played in the Lancashire leagues until 1951, and having returned to live in Trinidad he stood as an umpire in the 1953-54 Port-of-Spain Test between West Indies and England. In all first-class matches he took 110 wickets at 30.23, his best figures being seven for 73 for Trinidad against British Guiana in 1932-33.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Footnote
The origin of the term "chinaman" is reported to have originated after Achong had Walter Robbins stumped during the Manchester Test of 1933. According to Richie Benaud, as Robbins walked back to pavilion he said to Joe Hardstaff Snr, the umpire: "Fancy being done by a bloody chinaman".

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test611181228.1000060
FC38552050345*14.3700200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6891837882/642/7647.252.47114.70000
FC38779933261107/7330.2370.9031
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
Test11
Ellis Edgar Achong
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Ellis "Puss" Achong