Gordon Greenidge

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Gordon Greenidge
Personal information
Full name Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge
Born (1951-05-01) 1 May 1951 (age 66)
St Peter, Barbados
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium/off-break
Role Opening Batsman
Relations Carl Greenidge (son)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 150) 22 November 1974 v India
Last Test 27 April 1991 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 16) 11 June 1975 v Pakistan
Last ODI 25 May 1991 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973–1991 Barbados
1990 Scotland
1970–1987 Hampshire
1987 MCC
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 108 128 523 440
Runs scored 7,558 5,134 37,354 16,349
Batting average 44.72 45.03 45.88 40.56
100s/50s 19/34 11/31 92/183 33/94
Top score 226 133* 273* 186*
Balls bowled 26 60 955 286
Wickets 1 18 2
Bowling average 45.00 26.61 105.50
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/21 5/49 1/21
Catches/stumpings 96/– 45/– 516/– 172/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2009

Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge MBE (born 1 May 1951)[1] is a former Barbadian cricketer, who played Tests and One Day Internationals for 17 years for West Indies.

Domestic career[edit]

He also played many seasons for Hampshire in the English County Championship, and for many years opened with Barry Richards. He began his first class cricket career there before he played for Barbados and could have qualified for England.[2] Late on in his career he appeared for Scotland. In his career, he scored 37,000 runs and 92 centuries.

International career[edit]

Greenidge was an opening batsman for the West Indies. He began his Test career against India at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in 1974 and continued playing internationally until 1991. He was half of the West Indies prolific opening partnership with Desmond Haynes. The pair made 6,482 runs while batting together in partnerships, the highest total for a batting partnership in Test cricket history.[3]

Greenidge went on to play 108 Test matches scoring 7,558 runs with 19 centuries. He also played 128 One Day Internationals, including the 1975 and 1983 World Cup Finals, scoring 5,134 runs and 11 centuries.

Greenidge scored two double centuries against England in the 1984 summer Test series (also known as the "Blackwash" series WI winning 5–0). He scored 214 not out during the second Test at Lord's in June 1984, then followed up with 223 during the fourth Test at Old Trafford during the last five days of July. The first of those innings was on the last day as West Indies successfully chased 342 for victory; it remains the highest ever run chase at Lords.

Greenidge became the first player in ODI history to score a century in his 100th ODI when he scored 102* against Pakistan in 1988.In that match he achieved that milestone as the captain,as his century gone in vain as West Indies lost that match.[4][5]

After cricket[edit]

Greenidge is currently on the West Indies selection committee for Test matches, along with Viv Richards. His son Carl Greenidge coaches at Bancroft's School with John Lever.

Greenidge was also successful in his coaching career. He became the coach of Bangladesh in 1997. Under his guidance Bangladesh became the champions of ICC Trophy in 1997 along with the chance to play at their first World Cup finals in 1999. Soon afterwards Greenidge was given the honorary citizenship of the country.[6] He also coached them during the 1999 Cricket World Cup and the team eventually promoted to a Test playing after their performance during the World Cup.

Gordon Greenidge's career performance graph.

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham 9 June 1979 106* (173 balls, 9x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 9 wickets.[7]
2 Pakistan Kennington Oval, London 20 June 1979 73 (107 balls, 5x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 43 runs.[8]
3 England Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 23 December 1979 85* (122 balls, 9x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 9 wickets.[9]
4 England Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 22 January 1980 1 Ct, ; 98* (155 balls, 9x4)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[10]
5 Pakistan Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 21 November 1981 103 (161 balls, 5x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 18 runs.[11]
6 Pakistan Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 12 January 1982 84 (122 balls, 9x4, 3x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[12]
7 India Queen's Park, St. George's 7 April 1983 64 (95 balls, 5x4, 2x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[13]
8 Zimbabwe New Road, Worcester 13 June 1983 105* (147 balls, 5x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[14]
9 India Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara 9 November 1983 63 (114 balls)  West Indies won by 4 wickets.[15]
10 India Nehru Stadium, Indore 1 December 1983 96 (127 balls: 10x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[16]
11 Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 17 January 1985 67 (84 balls, 7x4, 1x6) ; 1 Ct.  West Indies won by 65 runs.[17]
12 Sri Lanka Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 26 January 1985 110 (128 balls, 15x4)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[18]
13 Pakistan Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 17 October 1986 67 (104 balls, 8x4)  West Indies won by 4 wickets.[19]
14 Australia WACA Ground, Perth 4 January 1987 100 (119 balls, 12x4) ; 1 Ct.  West Indies won by 164 runs.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2014. Mr Gordon Greenidge, former West Indies cricketer, 62 
  2. ^ "Gordon the enforcer". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  3. ^ ABC News (2007). Langer says emotional farewell. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Records | One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Hundred in hundredth match | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  5. ^ "2nd Match: Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 18, 1988 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  6. ^ "বাংলাদেশের বিশ্বকাপ–স্বপ্ন পূরণ করেছিলেন যিনি". Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  7. ^ "1979 Prudential World Cup - 1st Match - India v West Indies - Birmingham". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "1979 Prudential World Cup - 2nd Semi-Final - Pakistan v West Indies - London". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "1979-1980 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 7th Match - England v West Indies - Brisbane". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "1979-1980 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 2nd Final - England v West Indies - Sydney". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "1981-1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 1st Match - Pakistan v West Indies - Melbourne". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "1981-1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 11th Match - Pakistan v West Indies - Sydney". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "1982-1983 West Indies v India - 3rd Match - St. George's, Grenada". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "1983 Prudential World Cup - 12th Match - West Indies v Zimbabwe - Worcester". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "1983-1984 India v West Indies - 2nd Match - Vadodara (Baroda)". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "1983-1984 India v West Indies - 3rd Match - Indore". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "1984-1985 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 7th Match - Sri Lanka v West Indies - Sydney". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "1984-1985 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 11th Match - Sri Lanka v West Indies - Adelaide". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "1986-1987 Pakistan v West Indies - 1st Match - Peshawar". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "1986-1987 Benson & Hedges Challenge - 5th Match - Australia v West Indies - Perth". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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Preceded by
Viv Richards
West Indies Test cricket captains
1987/8
Succeeded by
Viv Richards