David Williams (cricketer)

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David Williams
Personal information
Full name David Williams
Born (1963-11-04) 4 November 1963 (age 53)
Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Leg break
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut 18 April 1992 v South Africa
Last Test 12 March 1998 v England
ODI debut 5 January 1988 v India
Last ODI 19 December 1997 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1982–1999 Trinidad and Tobago
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 11 36 124 103
Runs scored 242 147 3,063 720
Batting average 13.44 9.18 18.79 14.69
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 2/8 0/1
Top score 65 32* 112 53
Balls bowled 0 0 60 24
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 0/42 0/20
Catches/stumpings 40/2 35/10 286/50 91/33
Source: Cricket Archive, 20 October 2010

David Williams (born 4 November 1963) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 11 Tests and 36 ODIs from 1988 to 1998.

A diminutive man, at 5 foot 4, Williams struggled to grab Jeff Dujon's place in the international side not least because of his inability to contribute the weight of runs Dujon managed. Compared to Dujon's Test batting average of 31.94, Williams achieved just 13.44, with just one score of 50 or more, that was a 65 against England in 1998 which helped them to a three wicket win in Trinidad. However three consecutive ducks followed that innings and he was dropped for the final test of the series.

Williams played 71 first class matches for Trinidad and Tobago between 1983 and 1999 averaging 22.31, with 151 catches and 39 stumpings, his highest score was 112.

Williams was appointed to the role of assistant coach to the West Indies team in 2007 prior to the first World Twenty20 World Championships. He made a surprise return to the field in March 2009, during the final day of the fourth Test against England in Barbados, where he enthusiastically undertook the role of substitute fielder.[1]

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