Frank De Caires

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Frank De Caires
Personal information
Full name Francis Ignatius de Caires
Born (1909-05-12)12 May 1909
British Guiana
Died 2 February 1959(1959-02-02) (aged 49)
British Guiana
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm (unknown style)
International information
National side
Test debut 11 January 1930 v England
Last Test 3 April 1930 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1928–1938 British Guiana
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 18
Runs scored 232 945
Batting average 38.66 28.63
100s/50s 0/2 1/7
Top score 80 133
Balls bowled 12 66
Wickets 0 1
Bowling average 48.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 0/9 1/20
Catches/stumpings 1/– 7/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 3 November 2010

Francis Ignatius (Frank) de Caires (12 May 1909 - 2 February 1959) was a British Guianese cricketer who played three Test matches for West Indies in the 1930s.

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.


  • Martin-Jenkins, C. (1996) World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  • 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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