Keith Boyce

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Keith Boyce
Personal information
Full name Keith David Boyce
Born (1943-10-11)11 October 1943
Castle, St Peter, Barbados
Died 11 October 1996(1996-10-11) (aged 53)
Speightstown, Barbados
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut 19 March 1971 v India
Last Test 31 January 1976 v Australia
ODI debut 5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI 20 December 1975 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1964–1975 Barbados
1966–1977 Essex
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 21 8 285 165
Runs scored 657 57 8,800 2,441
Batting average 24.33 14.25 22.39 17.81
100s/50s 0/4 0/0 4/46 1/7
Top score 95* 34 147* 123
Balls bowled 3,501 470 44,087 7,841
Wickets 60 13 852 268
Bowling average 30.01 24.07 25.02 16.05
5 wickets in innings 2 0 35 3
10 wickets in match 1 0 7 0
Best bowling 6/77 4/50 9/61 8/26
Catches/stumpings 5/– 0/– 215/– 44/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Keith David Boyce (11 October 1943 – 11 October 1996) was a cricketer who played 21 Tests and 8 One Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1971 and 1976. He died from the effects of chronic cirrhosis of the liver, while sitting in a chair at a pharmacist's in Speightstown, Barbados, on his birthday on October 11, 1996.

Boyce was the first man to take eight wickets in a List A match; he achieved the feat when he took 8-26 for Essex against Lancashire in 1971. No other player dismissed eight batsmen in a one-day innings until Kent's Derek Underwood claimed 8-31 against Scotland sixteen years later.[1]

Boyce's finest moment in Test cricket came in the first test of the 1973 tour of England, when he took 5/70 and 6/77 in a 158-run victory.

Boyce had been recruited for Essex by Trevor Bailey, and in 1974 was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. Following an injury, he returned to his home island of Barbados, where he suffered several personal setbacks. He was married twice, and had two daughters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven or More Wickets in a ListA Match". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Keith Boyce", The Independent, 22 October 1996

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