Chadwick Antonio Kirkpatrick Walton (born 3 July 1985) is a West Indies cricketer from Jamaica. Nicknamed Rope, Walton is a right-hand batsman and wicket keeper who played a series of first class cricket matches for Combined Campuses and Colleges and University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor's XI before being chosen for the West Indies Test side. He played his first match against Bangladesh on 9 July 2009.[1] During his first Test series, he equalled Ridley Jacobs's record of five dismissals in an innings.

Chadwick Walton
Personal information
Full nameChadwick Antonio Kirkpatrick Walton
Born (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 34)
Kingston, Jamaica
BattingRight-hand bat
RoleWicket keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 280)9 July 2009 v Bangladesh
Last Test17 July 2009 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 153)23 September 2009 v Pakistan
Last ODI26 December 2017 v New Zealand
T20I debut (cap 60)11 January 2018 v New Zealand
Last T20I5 August 2018 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
2007–Combined Campuses and Colleges
2017–presentGuyana Amazon Warriors (squad no. 59)
2018–2019Islamabad United (squad no. 59)
2019–2020Chattogram Challengers
Career statistics
Competition Test FC List A T20
Matches 2 78 72 80
Runs scored 13 3333 1492 1767
Batting average 3.25 27.09 25.28 25.24
100s/50s 0/0 4/19 2/7 0/9
Top score 10 119* 121 99*
Balls bowled 42
Wickets 1
Bowling average 26.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/3
Catches/stumpings 10/– 212/25 94/9 49/10
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 26 December 2017

Despite being tidy behind the stumps, Walton's batting has been a serious concern. He has made 2 ducks in 2 One Day International innings and has only managed 10 runs in 4 Test innings.[2]

Following the West Indies A-team tour of India, Walton was named in the 15-member Test squad for the upcoming West Indies' tour of India 4 October 2013.[3] He made his return to international cricket after Marlon Samuels was ruled out of the limited-overs series in New Zealand due to a chronic wrist injury.[4] He was unable to capitalize in the course of the series in which he managed only 17 runs in the three matches that he played. Known regionally as a powerful striker, his T20I debut was also fruitless where he managed 9 runs in the two T20Is played at Eden Park and Wellington Regional Stadium (commercially known as Westpac Stadium).

In February 2017, he scored his first century in List A cricket, when he made 117 in the semi-final of the 2016–17 Regional Super50 tournament.[5] He followed this up with his second List A century less than two weeks later, against the touring England team.[6] In the 2017 CPL Draft, he was selected by the Guyana Amazon Warriors with a $110,000 contract.[7]

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[8][9] Later the same month, he was named the Best Regional T20 Cricketer of the Year at the annual Cricket West Indies' Awards.[10]

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[11]

See alsoEdit

List of West Indies Test wicket-keepers


  1. ^ "West Indies name replacement squad". CricInfo. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Chadwick Walton". CricInfo. July 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Kirk Edwards, Walton in Test squad". EspnCricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Samuels returns home from NZ with wrist injury". EspnCricinfo. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Jamaica smash 434 to surge into final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Stokes brought down to earth but England's batting fires". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Nabi, Rashid get taken in 2017 CPL draft". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Shai Hope, Stafanie Taylor clean up at CWI Awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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