|Full name||Roy Clifton Fredericks|
11 November 1942|
East Bank, Berbice, Guyana
|Died||5 September 2000
New York, United States
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Relations||3 daughters and 1 son|
|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|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010|
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.
Fredericks was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1974.