Rolph Grant

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Rolph Grant
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 48
Runs scored 220 1883
Batting average 22.00 28.53
100s/50s 0/1 1/10
Top score 77 152
Balls bowled 353 1989
Wickets 11 79
Bowling average 32.09 25.17
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/68 4/41
Catches/stumpings 13/0 66/0
Source: [1]

Rolph Stewart Grant (15 December 1909 – 18 October 1977) was a West Indian cricketer who captained them in their 1939 tour of England.[1]

Career[edit]

Grant was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Rolph took over the captaincy from his brother Jackie Grant. Rolph and "Jackie" had two other brothers who played cricket but without the same level of success. Rolph had not always been picked for his university team, but he was a gifted sportsman being a national amateur footballer and being heavyweight boxing champion for his country. Later pundits put Rolph's selection as captain down clearly to his race. The selectors wanted a white captain and Rolph fitted that requirement.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player profile: Rolph Grant from ESPNcricinfo
  2. ^ "The forgotten story of ... white West Indian cricketers". Talking Sport. The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
Preceded by
Jackie Grant
West Indies Test cricket captains
1939
Succeeded by
George Headley