Roy Marshall

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Roy Marshall
Roy Marshall of West Indies.jpg
Personal information
Full name Roy Edwin Marshall
Born (1930-04-25)25 April 1930
Saint Thomas, Barbados
Died 27 October 1992(1992-10-27) (aged 62)
Taunton, Somerset, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations Norman Marshall (Brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 72) 9 November 1951 v Australia
Last Test 15 February 1952 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1953–1972 Hampshire
1946–1953 Barbados
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 4 602 75
Runs scored 143 35,725 2,190
Batting average 20.42 35.94 32.20
100s/50s –/– 68/185 2/12
Top score 30 228* 140
Balls bowled 52 12,113
Wickets 176
Bowling average 28.93
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/36
Catches/stumpings 1/– 294/– 16/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 January 2009

Roy Edwin Marshall (25 April 1930 – 27 October 1992) was a West Indian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1951 to 1952. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959.

Early career[edit]

The son of a wealthy plantation owner, Marshall was born in Farmers Plantation, Saint Thomas, Barbados and made his first-class debut for Barbados in 1946 when only 15. He toured England with the West Indies in 1950, making 1,117 runs at an average just short of 40 runs per innings, though he did not play in any of the Tests.

Move to England[edit]

Marshall made his Test debut against Australia on 9 November 1951 at the Gabba, making 28 and 30. After three further Tests against Australia and New Zealand, Marshall was omitted from the West Indian side and moved to England in 1953 to qualify for Hampshire.

He played for Hampshire from 1953 to 1972, qualifying for Championship matches in 1955, and captained them from 1966 to 1970. Marshall was an important component of Hampshire's 1961 Championship-winning side. He was an attacking opening batsman at a time when these were few and far between in county cricket. He scored over 1,000 runs in 17 of his 18 full county seasons and made 60 centuries for Hampshire. His best season was 1961 when he scored 2,607 runs. Marshall played 504 first-class matches for Hampshire, scoring 30,303 runs in his time with the county.[1]

Marshall died from cancer at Taunton, Somerset, England on 27 October 1992.


His brother, Norman Marshall played a single Test for the West Indies in 1955. He also played first-class cricket for Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie
Hampshire cricket captain
Succeeded by
Richard Gilliat