Frank Worrell

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Sir Frank Worrell
Personal information
Full name Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell
Born 1 August 1924(1924-08-01)
Saint Michael, Barbados
Died 13 March 1967(1967-03-13) (aged 42)
Kingston, Jamaica
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Left arm medium
Relations Larry Worrell (cousin)
International information
National side West Indies
Test debut (cap 61) 11 February 1948 v England
Last Test 26 August 1963 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1941–1947 Barbados
1947–1964 Jamaica
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 51 208
Runs scored 3,860 15,025
Batting average 49.48 54.24
100s/50s 9/22 39/80
Top score 261 308*
Balls bowled 7,141 26,979
Wickets 69 349
Bowling average 38.72 28.98
5 wickets in innings 2 13
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 7/70 7/70
Catches/stumpings 43/– 139/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 January 2009

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924, Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados – 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator. He is sometimes called by his nickname of Tae. He was a stylish right-handed batsman and useful left-arm seam bowler. He became famous in the 1950s as the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is the only batsman to be in two 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket.[1]

Since the 1960–61 series, the Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Test series between Australia and West Indies.[2]One of the two Halls of Residence at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados is named after him.

Caribbean journalist Ernest Eytle wrote a biography of Worrell titled Frank Worrell: The Career of a Great Cricketer in 1963.

In June 1988 Worrell was celebrated on the $2 Barbadian stamp along with the Barbados Cricket Buckle.

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