Stuart Williams (cricketer)

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Stuart Williams
Personal information
Full name Stuart Clayton Williams
Born (1969-08-12) 12 August 1969 (age 45)
Charlestown, Nevis
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap ) 16 April 1994 v England
Last Test 2 May 2002 v India
ODI debut (cap ) 17 October 1994 v Pakistan
Last ODI 30 May 1999 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989–2005 Leeward Islands
1986–2008 Nevis
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 31 57 151 131
Runs scored 1183 1,586 9,517 3,639
Batting average 24.14 32.36 40.67 31.10
100s/50s 1/3 2/10 26/36 2/27
Top score 128 105* 252* 105*
Balls bowled 18 24 252 84
Wickets 0 1 2 3
Bowling average 30 66.00 30.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/19 1/30 1/19 2/62
Catches/stumpings 27/– 18/– 125/– 53/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 April 2010

Stuart Clayton Williams (born August 12, 1969) is a West Indian cricketer. One of the opening batsmen tried after the retirement of Gordan Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Williams was an elegant batsman who never made the number of runs expected of him at the highest level. He scored one test century and four half centuries in a career which spanned 8 years from 1994 until 2002. Prolific at First Class level he was a joy to watch but his innings in test cricket were all too brief despite flashes of brilliant strokeplay. Lacking the technical gifts to bat for long periods, his test career came to an end in 2002.

While playing first class cricket in the West Indies domestic competition he fractured a figure which later became infected and had to be amputated. He returned to First Class cricket the following year (2005) and topped his team's batting average with 339 runs at 54.83. This was his final season and he subsequently retired .