Mike Findlay

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Mike Findlay
Personal information
Full name Thaddeus Michael Findlay
Born (1943-10-19) 19 October 1943 (age 73)
Troumaca, Saint Vincent
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 133) 26 June 1969 v England
Last Test 16 February 1973 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1965–1978 Windward Islands
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 10 110 9
Runs scored 212 2927 71
Batting average 16.30 20.18 11.83
100s/50s 0/0 0/14 0/0
Top score 44* 90 28
Catches/stumpings 19/2 209/43 2/1
Source: CricketArchive, 3 January 2013

Thaddeus Michael "Mike" Findlay (born 19 October 1943 at Troumaca, Saint Vincent) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in ten Tests from 1969 to 1973 as a batsman and wicketkeeper.[1]

He was the first player from the Leeward and Windward Islands to represent the West Indies. (Alphonso Roberts came from St Vincent but was playing in Trinidad when he was selected for the West Indies team.) Findlay toured Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69, and England in 1969 and 1976. Findlay found the experience and support of his team-mates helpful when he entered the West Indies team, and later remarked, "I never forgot when I first went on tour with the West Indies team. An experienced player was given a younger player as his mentor. Wes Hall was a mentor to me. Jackie Hendriks was the No. 1 keeper, and Jackie would sit with me and pass on his experience."[2]

After his career as a cricketer, Findlay became a journalist and commentated on matches. In 2002 he stepped down as Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies team.[3] On 3 May 2007 Mike was appointed West Indian team manager for the tour of England.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Findlay". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Garth Wattley (4 June 2012). "West Indies' fatherless class of 2012". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jamaica and St. Vincent confirm World Cup delegates". ESPNCricinfo. 8 February 2003. Retrieved 22 September 2012.