Keith Arthurton

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Keith Arthurton
Personal information
Full name Keith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton
Born (1965-02-21) 21 February 1965 (age 52)
Jessup, Nevis
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox leg break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap ) 21 July 1988 v England
Last Test 10 August 1995 v England
ODI debut (cap ) 22 October 1988 v Pakistan
Last ODI 16 May 1999 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1986–2000 Leeward Islands
1982–2000 Nevis
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 33 105 129 118
Runs scored 1382 1,904 7,926 3,937
Batting average 30.71 26.08 45.29 31.24
100s/50s 2/8 0/9 19/47 3/20
Top score 157* 84 200* 118
Balls bowled 473 1384 2913 3339
Wickets 1 42 31 96
Bowling average 183.00 27.59 38.48 25.63
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/17 4/31 3/14 4/25
Catches/stumpings 22/– 27/– 68/– 44/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 May 2010

Keith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton (born 21 February 1965) is a former West Indian cricketer. Having become only the third player to hail from Nevis, the middle order batsman/left-arm orthodox bowler played in 33 Tests between July 1988 and August 1995 and continued playing in one day matches until May 1999. However, he never recovered from the 1996 World Cup, in which he scored two runs in five innings. Despite a strike rate of just 67, Arthurton was a good striker of the ball, favouring the leg side.

He was also a good bowler. He took three 4-wicket hauls in the shorter version of the game with a best of 4/31. Arthurton was also an excellent fielder. His best moments were reserved for the subcontinent, as he got scores of 84, 63 and 44 off 30 balls in consecutive matches against Pakistan. In a match against India where the next highest score for West Indies was 16, Arthurton got 59 off 83. His best against them was 76 not out followed by 59 then 58 not out. This preceded 41 and 72 against them. Sri Lanka felt his presence as he got scores of 72 not out and then consecutive scores of 37 not out off just 31 balls with two sixes and a four and then 50 not out off 60 and then a 17 ball 24 not out. He rarely succeeded against England, though he had few memorable knocks against New Zealand and South Africa.

In Tests he got two hundreds and eight fifties. He had a best of 157 not out against Australia, a knock with 16 fours and a six.

Arthurton was involved in an unusual incident during a game between the West Indies Board of Control XI and the Australian national cricket team at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Australian player Dean Jones believed that Arthurton was using an oversized cricket bat. The bat was found to be 4.5 inches wide, instead of the legal 4.25 inches, but he was allowed to continue to use the bat.[1]


  1. ^ Brodribb, Gerald. Next Man In (2nd Revised 1995 ed.). London: Souvenir Press. ISBN 978-0285632943. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roger Harper
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by
Wade Wingfield