Larry Gomes was a left handed batsman and right arm off break bowler who successfully batted at the number three spot for West Indies and Trinidad.
Gomes has participated in 60 Tests in which he has piled up 3171 runs inclusive of 9 centuries and 13 half centuries at a batting average of 39.63 top scoring at 143. He has also bowled 2401 deliveries wherein he could take 15 wickets at a bowling average of 62. His best bowling figures are 2 for 20 and he has taken 18 catches.
He has played in 83 One day International matches and along with 1 hundred and 6 fifties accrued 1415 runs at a batting average of 28.87 and top score of 101. 1345 balls were bowled by him in which he has claimed 41 wickets with a bowling average of 25.48 and best bowling figures of 4 for 31. He has also taken 14 catches.
In 1967 Gomes was a part of the West Indian Schoolboys team that toured England. In 1971-72 while playing for Trinidad and Tobago against the New Zealand cricket team he made his first class debut. In 1972 he became a member of Middlesex and from 1973 to 1976 he played for this county.
In 1985 Larry Gomes was honored as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. In Malabar, Arima the Larry Gomes Stadium is named after him. Gomes has also won a Benson & Hedges Cup Gold Award.