11 March 1921|
Santa Cruz, Trinidad
|Died||10 September 1989
Melbourne, Florida, United States
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman (RHB)|
|Bowling style||Legbreak googly|
Stollmeyer was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad. He played in his first Test at the age of eighteen and made a 59 in his debut innings at Lord's. Stollmeyer gained the captaincy during the 1951/2 tour of Australia after John Goddard stood down in that series. He retained the captaincy during the West Indies' next three series, all of which were played at home.
After his playing career, Stollmeyer had a long and distinguished career in cricket administration. He served as President of the West Indies Board of Control from 1974 until 1981, a tenure distinguished by his opposition to Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. In 1979 he was awarded Trinidad and Tobago's Chaconia Medal (Gold). Stollmeyer released his autobiography Everything Under the Sun in 1983.
In June 1988 Stollmeyer was celebrated on the $2.50 Trinidad and Tobago stamp alongside the Barbados Cricket Buckle.
Stollmeyer's older brother Vic also played Test cricket for the West Indies while another brother, Hugh was one of Trinidad's great painters who influenced the Caribbean art movement. Stollmeyer's nephew John is a former footballer who played 31 games for the United States.
|West Indies Test cricket captains
1951/2 - 1954/5