Robert George Samuels
March 13, 1971, Kingston, Jamaica
Left hand Bat
Robert Samuels, who possessed a solid technique, capable of both stubborn defence and effective attack, never quite did enough to command a regular place in the West Indies side, although in his last match he showed signs that he was coming to terms with the demands, scoring 76 and 35 not out on a difficult Perth wicket on the 1996-97 tour of Australia. In his second Test, against New Zealand in Antigua in 1995-96, he smashed 125, reaching his hundred with a towering six down the ground off Dipak Patel. But his Red Stripe Cup performance was not strong enough to win back his place in the senior squad, and he drifted out of the reckoning.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)
Batting & Fielding