Wayne Daniel

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Wayne Daniel
Wayne Daniel
Wayne Daniel at Lord's in 1982, in Middlesex CCC colours.
Personal information
Full name Wayne Wendell Daniel
Born (1956-01-16) 16 January 1956 (age 62)
St Philip Parish, Barbados
Nickname Black Diamond
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 156) 21 April 1976 v India
Last Test 16 March 1984 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 24) 22 February 1978 v Australia
Last ODI 14 March 1984 v Australia
Domestic team information
1975/76–1983/84 Barbados
1977–1988 Middlesex
1981/82 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 18 266 241
Runs scored 46 49 1551 319
Batting average 6.57 49.00 11.48 6.13
100s/50s 0/0 –/– –/2 –/–
Top score 11 16* 53* 34
Balls bowled 1754 912 38311 11511
Wickets 36 23 867 362
Bowling average 25.27 25.86 22.47 18.16
5 wickets in innings 1 31 6
10 wickets in match n/a 7 n/a
Best bowling 5/39 3/27 9/61 7/12
Catches/stumpings 4/– 5/– 63/– 36/–
Source: CricketArchive, 12 August 2012

Wayne Wendell Daniel (born 16 January 1956) is a former cricketer, who played 10 Tests and 18 One Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1976 and 1984. A hostile and muscular fast bowler, Daniel toured England with the West Indies schoolboys team in 1974 and Middlesex's Second XI in 1975 before making his first-class debut for Barbados in 1975/76. Daniel, in partnership with fellow fast bowlers Michael Holding and Andy Roberts, contributed greatly to the defeat of England in 1976.

Nicknamed "Diamond" or "Black Diamond",[1] in 1977, Daniel accepted an offer to play in World Series Cricket, which kept him out of Test cricket for two years. Although Holding and Roberts resumed their Test careers after World Series Cricket, Daniel was less fortunate, as Malcolm Marshall, Colin Croft, Joel Garner and later Courtney Walsh came to the fore in his place. Daniel found himself left out of the national team and forced to carve out a successful first-class career with Middlesex between 1977 and 1988, gaining his county cap in 1977 and awarded a benefit in 1985.[1] He took 867 wickets at an average of just 22.47 with a best of 9 for 61. He also took another 362 wickets at an average of 18.16 in 241 one day games, including a then English domestic one day bowling record of seven wickets for twelve runs, for Middlesex against Minor Counties East at Ipswich.[1][2] Daniel also played for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield 1981–82 season and for his native Barbados between 1976 and 1985.

Daniel's run up was idiosyncratic but he bowled with a strong action, bending his back and then following through halfway down the pitch to deliver 'heavy' balls which hit the batsman's splice or ribs.

Outside of cricket, Daniel listed his hobby as "listening to soul music".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Sproat, p. 113.
  2. ^ "When Winston won it for Windies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  • Sproat, I. (1988) The Cricketers' Who's Who 1988, Willow Books: London. ISBN 0 00 218285 8.

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