Great West Indian Cricketers

So there was some discussion of the Greatest West Indian Cricketers while I was away, over here especially.

I’m too young to have anything coherent to say about any of the great players before 1984, except to repeat whatever it is that C. L. R. James says about them in Beyond a Boundary, but I just wanted to enter the controversy about the absence of bowlers from the approved list to say that if I were to draw up a list of the best five or the best six or whatever West Indian cricketers of all time ever then Curtly Ambrose would be somewhere on that list (along with everybody else’s choices).

Now the press tells me that he’s playing the bass guitar in a reggae band. Good for him.

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