Frank De Caires
|Full name||Francis Ignatius de Caires|
12 May 1909|
|Died||2 February 1959
|Bowling style||Right-arm (unknown style)|
|Test debut||11 January 1930 v England|
|Last Test||3 April 1930 v England|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricket Archive, 3 November 2010
de Caires was born in British Guiana and developed into a sound right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for British Guiana against Trinidad at Port of Spain in the 1928/29 Inter-Colonial Tournament, a match Trinidad won comfortably despite de Caires top-scoring in the visitor’s first innings.
When Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) toured the Caribbean the following season, de Caires was selected for three of the four Test matches, including the inaugural one by the West Indies on home soil. Played at Bridgetown, Barbados in January 1930, de Caires performed admirably by scoring 80 runs in the first innings and 70 more in the second to earn his side a creditable draw. Later that year he was selected for the first tour of Australia by a West Indian representative side but failed to make any of the five Test matches. No obituary appeared in Wisden for Frank de Caires after his death.
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- Frindall, B. (ed.) (1995) The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877–1977), Headline Book Publishing.
- Lawrence, B. & Goble, R. (1991) The Complete Record of West Indian Test Cricketers, ACL & Polar Publishing (UK) Ltd.
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