Barto Bartlett

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Barto Bartlett
Personal information
Full name Edward Lawson Bartlett
Born (1906-03-10)10 March 1906
Flint Hall, Saint Michael, Barbados
Died 21 December 1976(1976-12-21) (aged 70)
Bayville, Saint Michael, Barbados
Batting Right-handed
International information
National side
Test debut 11 August 1928 v England
Last Test 27 February 1931 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1923–1939 Barbados
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 42
Runs scored 131 1,581
Batting average 18.71 23.25
100s/50s 0/1 1/8
Top score 84 109
Catches/stumpings 2/– 8/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 26 October 2010

Edward Lawson (Barto) Bartlett (March 10, 1906 – December 21, 1976) was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies' inaugural Test tour of England in 1928.

He was born in Flint Hall, St. Michael, Barbados, and played first-class cricket as a batsman for Barbados from 1923-24 to 1938-39. His only first-class century was 109 against Nottinghamshire in 1928. His best Test score was 84 (in 119 minutes) against Australia in the First Test in 1930-31.[1]

He died in St. Michael, Barbados at the age of seventy. Wisden had erroneously reported his death in its 1934 edition.[2] In his obituary in the 1978 edition, Wisden said of him that "he had strokes all round the wicket and, when he was making runs, his potentialities were obvious. It was sad that he could so seldom do justice to them."[3]

In June 1988 101 Barbadian 50c stamps were issued featuring the Barbados Cricket Buckle with a photograph of “Barto” Bartlett instead of Herman Griffith. These errors were issued through Parcel Post Office in Bridgetown. All other postal counters had their stocks recovered before 9am on Monday 6 June 1988 and the corrected 50c stamps depicting Griffith were issued on 11 July 1988. The 101 stamps that were issued featuring Bartlett are highly collectable.


  1. ^ Australia v West Indies, Adelaide 1930-31
  2. ^ Wisden 1934, p. 259.
  3. ^ Wisden 1978, p. 1068.

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