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George Headley

 
Alan 2021-11-21 06:00:35 

Considered in the era between the world war years as 'the black Bradman"(nickname).Career cut short by World war 2.Played only 22 tests average 60.83.Perhaps second only to Aussie Don Bradman the best batsman of that era.How many "remember the name"? He was Jamaican...died 1983.

 
Ymax 2021-12-03 08:52:35 

he averaged 67, then people wanted to see him bat more so he came out of retirement at 45 for 1 last game, it unfortunately dipped his average to 60.83

He's the second greatest batsman of all time, very unfortunate his career cut short by ww2. i think he chose money over country at times too which affected his total number of games

1. Greenidge
2. Lara
3. Headley
4. Vivian
5. Sobers
6. Lloyd

massive batting lineup

 
hubert 2021-12-03 12:24:27 

In reply to Ymax

i think he chose money over country at times too which affected his total number of games


Stop thinking. He played all 19 Tests that WI played before WW2..His career was effectively over after the war thru age and injuries.
There was no money except in League cricket which he like Constantine the fore runner and the Ws played when there
was no West Indies cricket because matches were sparse in those days.

Go check some archives.

 
nitro 2021-12-03 12:25:58 

In reply to Ymax

Hunte, Weekes, Walcott.