Roy Fredericks

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Roy Fredericks
Personal information
Full nameRoy Clifton Fredericks
Born(1942-11-11)11 November 1942
East Bank, Berbice, Guyana
Died5 September 2000(2000-09-05) (aged 57)
New York City, United States
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Relations3 daughters and 1 son
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 129)26 December 1968 v Australia
Last Test15 April 1977 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 3)5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI16 March 1977 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 59 12 223 68
Runs scored 4,334 311 16,384 1,644
Batting average 42.49 25.91 45.89 24.17
100s/50s 8/26 1/1 40/80 2/9
Top score 169 105 250 119
Balls bowled 1,187 10 5,295 178
Wickets 7 2 75 7
Bowling average 78.28 5.00 37.94 16.57
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/12 2/10 4/36 3/5
Catches/stumpings 62/– 4/– 177/– 33/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Roy Clifton Fredericks (11 November 1942 – 5 September 2000) was a West Indian cricketer who played Test cricket from 1968 to 1977.

He was an opening batsman for the West Indies in both Test cricket and one day cricket, and made 4334 Test runs in a career spanning only nine years. ODIs were infrequent in Fredericks' time, and consequently he only appeared in 12 matches, making 311 runs.

At the first-class level, he represented Glamorgan Cricket Club in English domestic cricket and British Guiana and Guyana. He had a number of opening partners in the Test team before establishing a successful partnership with Gordon Greenidge in the mid-1970s. He was an aggressive batsman who liked to counterattack fast bowlers, but also was capable as a traditional accumulator of runs.

His highest Test score was 169 against Australia at Perth in 1975–76. After Australia had been dismissed early on the second day, in 90 minutes batting before lunch the West Indies scored 130 for 1 off 14 eight-ball overs, and after lunch Fredericks reached his century off only 71 balls, at the time the quickest ever. The West Indies won the match by an innings.[1][2]

In the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup held in 1975, Fredericks became the first player in ODI history to be dismissed for being hit wicket and also became the first player to be dismissed for being hit wicket in World Cup history.[3]

Fredericks was nicknamed Freddo by those who knew him. He was an all-round sportsman and represented his country, Guyana, also in table tennis and squash.

Fredericks was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1974.

He was appointed Minister for Youth, Sport and Culture in Guyana in the Forbes Burnham regime.[4]

International awards[edit]

One Day International cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 England Kennington Oval, London 7 September 1973 105 (122 balls, 10x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[5]


In 1998, Fredericks underwent an operation for throat cancer. He returned to run cricket programmes for Guyana's Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, but had to go back to hospital.[6]



  1. ^ Wisden 1977, p.887.
  2. ^ "Fredericks WACA spectacular". SMH. AAP. December 18, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Batting records | One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Scoring politically". Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  5. ^ "1973 England v West Indies – 2nd Match – London". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Roy Fredericks obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 8 September 2000. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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