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Elvis Leroy Reifer (21 March 1961 – 26 August 2011) was a West Indian cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and bowled left-arm fast-medium.

Elvis Reifer
Personal information
Full nameElvis Leroy Reifer
Born(1961-03-21)21 March 1961
Saint George, Barbados
Died26 August 2011(2011-08-26) (aged 50)
Bridgetown, Barbados
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
RelationsFloyd Reifer (nephew)
Raymon Reifer (son)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1984–1986Barbados
1984Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 21 19
Runs scored 408 97
Batting average 22.66 9.70
100s/50s –/1 –/–
Top score 51* 24
Balls bowled 3,221 899
Wickets 49 19
Bowling average 36.95 34.26
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/43 4/46
Catches/stumpings 6/– 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 December 2009

Reifer made his List A debut for Barbados in 1984. The same season he was signed by Hampshire County Cricket Club, despite having no first-class experience. In his first match for Hampshire he took eight wickets against Cambridge University. Despite this promising start his bowling average started to rise. After just one season with Hampshire he was released and went on to play only one more first-class game for Barbados, before being released at the end of the 1986 West Indian cricket season.

Reifer was the uncle of former West Indies captain Floyd Reifer and the father of Raymon Reifer. He died in his sleep in Bridgetown, Barbados on 26 August 2011.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Hampshire Player Elvis Reifer Dies". www.rosebowlplc.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Elvis Reifer dies at 50". www.nationnews.com. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.

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