Full Name

Thelston Rodney O'Neale Payne

Born

February 13, 1957, Foul Bay, St Philip, Barbados

Age

65y 296d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Thelston Payne was a capable wicketkeeper, always in a sun hat, who was destined to be understudy to Jeff Dujon for much of his career. He was in the West Indies squad as second-choice keeper on the 1984 tour of England, in Australia 1984-85, and on later trips to New Zealand, Pakistan and Sharjah. His one chance came when Dujon missed the second Test against England at Port-of-Spain in 1986 through injury, and her held five catches in a comprehensive win. But Dujon recovered, and that was that. "I felt I could have played as a batsman," Payne later reflected. "I toured around for a few years and got just one Test and seven ODIs and had to watch on as others failed. I made three consecutive hundreds in 1983 and I knew I was good enough to play as a batsman."
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110555.00683.33000050
ODI7401266031.5024052.500111060
FC6810614339114036.856251038
List A38347795100*29.4413303
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
ODI7------------
FC68000-----000
List A38000-----000
Thelston Rodney O'Neale Payne
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Test
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Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1978/79 - 1989/90
List A Matches
Span
1978/79 - 1989/90
Photos
Ian Botham is caught behind by Thelston Payne off Malcolm Marshall