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Sammy Guillen
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Sammy Guillen

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1951 - 1956

Full Name

Simpson Clairmonte Guillen

Born

September 24, 1924, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Died

March 01, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand, (aged 88y 158d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(great-nephew),

(brother),

(grandson)

TEAMS

A solid wicketkeeper and useful batsman, Simpson Guillen, better known as Sammy, is one of only 14 men to play Test cricket for two countries (the two most recent being Kepler Wessels and John Traicos). Guillen played 5 Tests for the West Indies in Australia in 1951-52 before taking up residence of New Zealand and playing for Canterbury. Just under four years later he played three Tests for New Zealand against the West Indies (they raised no objection despite Guillen not having fully completed the four-year residency in his adopted country). There was no animosity either. "They all formed a ring, took their caps off and gave me three cheers," he later recalled. "I could have been out right there and then, I felt so emotional." The last act of his career was a historic one: Guillen stumped Alf Valentine to seal New Zealand's first ever Test victory, for which they had waited 26 years and 45 matches. He retired immediately after the match.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test81222025420.20012133
FC6610910267219726.9831411134
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
FC661204911/149.002.45120.0000
Simpson Clairmonte Guillen
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Sammy Guillen presents the Man-of-the-Match award to Yannic Carriah
Justin Guillen, right, is the great nephew of 'Sammy' Guillen who represented both West Indies and New Zealand
Sammy Guillen breaks the stumps to dismiss Lindsay Hassett