Marlon Black

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Marlon Black
Personal information
Full name Marlon Ian Black
Born (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 41)
California, Trinidad and Tobago
Nickname dm
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relations Trinidad
International information
National side
Test debut 23 November 2000 v Australia
Last Test 19 April 2002 v India
ODI debut 14 January 2001 v Australia
Last ODI 9 December 2001 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993–2004 Trinidad and Tobago
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 6 5 55 26
Runs scored 21 4 374 48
Batting average 2.62 2.00 6.67 6.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 6 4 21* 12*
Balls bowled 954 228 8,666 1,188
Wickets 12 0 166 24
Bowling average 49.75 29.46 32.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/83 0/19 6/23 4/14
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 8/– 3/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 24 October 2010

Marlon Ian Black (born 7 June 1975, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in six Tests and five ODIs, debuting in 2000.

He played his last international in 2002 due largely to an incident where he was attacked and badly beaten outside a Melbourne nightclub. Black had been out clubbing with his teammates Wavell Hinds and Sylvester Joseph to mark the end of their tour. Walking back to their hotel, they came across four drunk men smashing bottles on the road. The two groups got into a confrontation and when the men got aggressive the cricketers tried to flee. Hinds and Joseph got away but Black was knocked unconscious after being badly beaten.[1]

Black now lives in England and has four children, having played club cricket for Sefton Park (1999), Huyton (2000-2003), Sunderland (2004-2005), Northern (2006), Bamford Fieldhouse (2008-2013) and Crompton (2014).[2]

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