Courtney Walsh

Role Bowler
Born Oct 30, 1962
Nationality Jamaica Jamaica
Team History
Jamaica national cricket team 1981 - 2000
West Indies national women's cricket team West Indies national women's 1985 - 2000
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Gloucestershire County 1984 - 1998

Courtney Andrew Walsh is a former international cricketer who played in the West Indies national cricket team. He is right handed and an order batsman other than being a right arm fast bowler.

In 1984, Walsh made his Test debut in Perth against Australia taking 2 wickets for 43 runs. Later, the same season, he made his one day International debut in Hobart against Sri Lanka. In 1984, he played for Gloucestershire and was a key player in this side up to 1998.

Walsh was made the skipper of the West Indies team in 1994 for the tours of New Zealand and India. He took 62 Test wickets at an average of 21.75 runs per wicket in 1995. In 2000, Walsh took 66 Test Wickets with an average of 18.69 which included 34 wickets against England with an average of 12.82 runs per wicket.

Walsh is one of only four bowlers to have bowled over 5000 overs in Test cricket, the other three being spinners: Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and Shane Warne of Australia, and Anil Kumble of India. His last One day International was in 2000 against New Zealand and the last Test match was in 2001 against South Africa at Jamaica.

He is currently a regular feature of the Lashings World XI alongside other cricket legends including Sachin Tendulkar and fellow West Indian Richie Richardson.

Career Highlights

In 1987, Walsh was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. He also took 10 wickets in a Test match for the first time against India in Kingston.

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