Percy Tarilton

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Percy Tarilton
Personal information
Full name Percy Hamilton Tarilton
Born (1885-02-08)8 February 1885
St Margaret's, St John, Barbados
Died 18 February 1953(1953-02-18) (aged 68)
Bayville, St Michael, Barbados
Nickname Tim
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm slow
Role Opening batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1906–1930 Barbados
Career statistics
Competition Domestic career
Matches 51
Runs scored 2,777
Batting average 38.56
100s/50s 8/9
Top score 304*
Balls bowled 3
Wickets 1
Bowling average 0.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/0
Catches/stumpings 33/0
Source: [1], 9 January 2011

Percy Hamilton "Tim" Tarilton (8 February 1885 – 18 February 1953) was a Barbadian cricketer who represented the West Indies in the days before they achieved Test status. A good driver of the ball, he made his first-class debut for Barbados in 1905 and played until 1930.[1] He hit his maiden first-class century against Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.) in 1913. The First World War prevented Tarilton from establishing an international reputation, for example through touring England.[2] In 1920, Tarilton scored the first triple-century by a West Indian cricketer, in a match for Barbados against Trinidad when he scored 304 not out.[1] According to C. L. R. James, Tarilton was the best West Indian batsman before 1923. George Challenor was a more stylish batsman and greatly admired in Barbados, but Tarilton was the more reliable. However, Challenor's success on the 1923 tour of England established his reputation.[3] Tarilton, also chosen to tour, scored 554 runs at an average of 21.30, his only century being 109 not out against Nottinghamshire.[4] In 1927, he and Challenor scored 292 in an opening partnership against Trinidad, setting a West Indian record for that wicket which lasted until 1950.[4] His brother Arthur played one first-class match for Jamaica in 1905.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Player Oracle PH Tarilton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ James, p. 101.
  3. ^ James, p. 94.
  4. ^ a b "Tim Tarilton (obituary)". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. London: John Wisden & Co. 1954. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Arthur Tarilton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 January 2011.