Carlisle Best

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Carlisle Best
Personal information
Full name Carlisle Alonza Best
Born (1959-05-14) 14 May 1959 (age 57)
Richmond Gap, Saint Michael, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Right-arm medium pace
Role Batsman
Relations Tino Best (nephew)[1]
International information
National side
Test debut 21 February 1986 v England
Last Test 23 November 1990 v Pakistan
ODI debut 4 March 1986 v England
Last ODI 16 January 1992 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1979–1994 Barbados
1993–1994 Western Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 8 24 90 79
Runs scored 342 473 5,439 1,942
Batting average 28.50 24.89 38.85 29.87
100s/50s 1/1 1/2 13/24 2/12
Top score 164 100 179 137*
Balls bowled 30 19 1,642 682
Wickets 0 0 24 14
Bowling average 32.16 40.78
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 0/2 0/4 3/29 2/22
Catches/stumpings 8/– 5/– 107/– 21/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 19 October 2010

Carlisle Alonza Best (born 14 May 1959) played eight Tests and 24 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. He is the uncle of fast bowler Tino Best.[1]

Best hooked his third ball in Test cricket for six off the bowling of Ian Botham at Kingston, Jamaica, in February 1986.With this rare feat,he became only the second test cricketer to start his test career(to get off the mark) by scoring a six after Eric Freeman of Australia.Best is also the only West Indian test cricketer to achieve this feat.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chilling with Viv, Curtly and Maco Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2012
  2. ^ Unwalla, Shiamak (2014-06-12). "Mark Craig and other batsmen who smashed six off first ball faced in an innings". Cricket Country. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Six and in: Debutant's rare feat against Aussies". Retrieved 2017-03-29.