The Great Sir Frank Worrell Remembered + video by Brian Lara

THE GREAT SIR FRANK WORRELL REMEMBERED

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, July 22, 1950, Sir Frank Worrell completed 261 v England at Trent Bridge.

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924, Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados – 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica), sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator.

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 was the first of the two batsmen to have been involved in two 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket.

By 1947 his mother had moved to New York and his father was away at sea most of the time so Worrell moved to Jamaica.  

As a player for West Indies, Worrell made his debut in 1947–48 versus the England team of Gubby Allen. Following this series he took up residence in Lancashire, England to play for Radcliffe in the Central Lancashire League and to read economics at Manchester University. He made his highest Test score of 261 against England at Trent Bridge in 1950, and was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 1951.

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Brian Lara on the legacy of Sir Frank Worrell

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