Pearson Best

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Pearson Best
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right arm medium-slow
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 2 4
Runs scored 121 66
Batting average 30.25 16.50
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 53 34
Balls bowled 81 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 0/13
Catches/stumpings 2/0 1/0

Pearson Best (born 20 December 1963 in Barbados) is a former Cayman Islands cricketer.[1] An all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and right-arm slow-medium bowler,[2] he has played for the Cayman Islands national cricket team since the year 2000.[3] His matches include two first-class[4] and four List A matches.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Best made his debut for the Cayman Islands in the Red Stripe Bowl, a domestic competition in the West Indies, in October 2000. He played four matches in the tournament, making up his only four List A matches to date.[5] He played in the ICC Americas Championship in 2002 and 2004 and in the repêchage tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy in 2005.[6] In the latter tournament, he won man of the match awards for his performances against Kuwait and Zambia,[7] finishing the tournament with the best batting average (76.33) and the second highest score of 99 not out.[8]

In August 2005 he played his, to date, only first-class matches, 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup matches against Bermuda and Canada.[4] In 2006, he played for the Cayman Islands in the inaugural Stanford 20/20 tournament. He top scored with 74 in the preliminary round against the Bahamas, winning $25,000 for the man of the match award,[9] but only scored three in the first round proper against Trinidad & Tobago as the Caymans were knocked out of the tournament.[10] Only three players made a higher individual score in the tournament.[11]

Later in 2006, he again played in the Americas Championship.[6] He was the second highest scorer in the tournament,[12] winning the man of the match award for his top score of 116 against Argentina.[13] He most recently represented the Cayman Islands at Division Three of the World Cricket League in Darwin, Australia in May/June 2007.[14]


  1. ^ Cricket Archive profile
  2. ^ Cricinfo profile
  3. ^ Teams played for by Pearson Best at Cricket Archive
  4. ^ a b First-class matches played by Pearson Best at Cricket Archive
  5. ^ a b List A matches played by Pearson Best at Cricket Archive
  6. ^ a b Other matches played by Pearson Best at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ Matches in which Pearson Best won an award at Cricket Archive
  8. ^ Batting and Fielding in ICC World Cup Qualifying Series 2005 (Ordered by Average) at Cricket Archive
  9. ^ Match report of Bahamas v Cayman Islands at the tournament's official site
  10. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Trinidad & Tobago, 25 July 2006 at Cricket Archive
  11. ^ Batting and Fielding in Stanford Twenty20 2006 (Ordered by Average) at Cricket Archive
  12. ^ Top run scorers in 2006 ICC Americas Championship Division One at CricketEurope
  13. ^ Scorecard of Argentina v Cayman Islands, 26 August 2006 at CricketEurope
  14. ^ Squads for 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope