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Winston Davis gets West Indies team honour

Winston Davis gets West Indies team honour


Former St Vincent and the Grenadines, Windward Islands, Combined Islands and West Indies fast bowler Winston Davis was last Friday night honoured in Bristol, England, by the touring West Indies team.

The event was organized by Steve Stephenson.

Davis, who resides in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, celebrated his 59th birthday last Monday. A former resident of Sion Hill, he is wheelchair bound, having suffered an injury in 1997.

During his playing career, Davis, a slimly built right arm fast bowler, appeared in 181 first class matches, taking 608 wickets, at an average of 28.48 runs per wicket.

Among his first-class appearances were stints with English county sides Glamorgan and Northamptonshire; Wellington in the New Zealand domestic competitions and for Tasmania in Australia’s and Sheffield Shield.

Davis’ 15 tests for the West Indies spanned a five-year period between 1983 and 1988, in which he took 45 wickets, at an average of 32.71 apiece.

In 35 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Davis collected 39 wickets. His 7 for 51 versus Australia in the 1983 ICC World Cup at Headingly, Leeds in England, remains the best achieved by a West Indian in that format of the game.

Davis was part of the all-conquering West Indies team of the 1980s and formed bowling partnerships with the likes of Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Collin Croft, Wayne Daniel, Patrick Patterson, Sylvester Clarke, Eldine Baptise and Courtney Walsh.