Roy Fredericks

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Roy Fredericks
Personal information
Full name Roy Clifton Fredericks
Born (1942-11-11)11 November 1942
East Bank, Berbice, Guyana
Died 5 September 2000(2000-09-05) (aged 57)
New York, United States
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relations 3 daughters and 1 son
International information
National side
Test debut 26 December 1968 v Australia
Last Test 15 April 1977 v Pakistan
ODI debut 5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI 16 March 1977 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1963–1983 Guyana
1971–1973 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 59 12 223 68
Runs scored 4,334 311 16,384 1,644
Batting average 42.49 25.91 45.89 24.17
100s/50s 8/26 1/1 40/80 2/9
Top score 169 105 250 119
Balls bowled 1,187 10 5,295 178
Wickets 7 2 75 7
Bowling average 78.28 5.00 37.94 16.57
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/12 2/10 4/36 3/5
Catches/stumpings 62/– 4/– 177/– 33/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Roy Clifton Fredericks (11 November 1942, Blairmont, British Guiana – 5 September 2000, New York, U.S.) was a West Indian cricketer who played Test cricket from 1968 to 1977.

He was an opening batsman for the West Indies in both Test cricket and one day cricket, and made 4334 Test runs in a career spanning only nine years. ODIs were infrequent in Fredericks' time, and subsequently he only appeared in 12 matches, making 311 runs.

At the first-class level, he represented Glamorgan in English domestic cricket and British Guiana and Guyana. He had a number of opening partners in the Test team before establishing a successful partnership with Gordon Greenidge in the mid-1970s. He was an aggressive batsman who liked to counterattack fast bowlers, but also was capable as a traditional accumulator of runs.

His highest Test score was 169 against Australia at Perth in 1975-76. After Australia had been dismissed early on the second day, in 90 minutes batting before lunch the West Indies scored 130 for 1 off 14 eight-ball overs, and after lunch Fredericks reached his century off only 71 balls, at the time the quickest ever. The West Indies won the match by an innings.[1]

Fredericks was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1974.

He was appointed the minister of Sport in Guyana in the Forbes Burnham regime.[2]

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