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Michael Conrad "Joey" Carew (15 September 1937 - 8 January 2011[1]) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 19 Tests from 1963 to 1972.

Joey Carew
MC Carew 1966.jpg
Joey Carew in 1966
Personal information
Full nameMichael Conrad Carew
Born(1937-09-15)15 September 1937
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died8 January 2011(2011-01-08) (aged 73)
Port of Spain, Trinidad
BowlingRight-arm off-break
Right-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Test debut6 June 1963 v England
Last Test23 March 1972 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
1955–1973Trinidad and Tobago
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC LA
Matches 19 129 2
Runs scored 1,127 7,810 113
Batting average 34.15 38.47 56.50
100s/50s 1/5 13/43 0/1
Top score 109 182 78
Balls bowled 1,174 8,135 66
Wickets 8 108 2
Bowling average 54.62 29.75 36.00
5 wickets in innings 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/11 5/28 2/60
Catches/stumpings 13/– 83/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 January 2010

An opening batsman and leg-spin bowler, Carew's sole Test century came against New Zealand at Eden Park in 1969. The previous year he put on 119 for the first wicket with Steve Camacho against England at Queen's Park Oval. Carew captained Trinidad and Tobago and was the first man to take the side to back-to-back Shell Shield titles. Carew went on to serve as a selector for West Indies cricket for 20 years, in three separate stints, retiring from the post in 2006. He was known to be a mentor to Brian Lara,[2] whom he took in as a young teen. Christopher Martin-Jenkins once wrote of Carew: "Perhaps his greatest legacy to West Indies cricket, however, lies in the advice and encouragement he gave to a young left-hander from Santa Cruz in Trinidad. Brian Lara rewarded Joey Carew richly for the interest he showed in him."[3]

Carew lived throughout his life in the Woodbrook section of Port of Spain, not far from the house in which he was born and raised. He attended Fatima College. In addition to his passion for cricket, he was a fan of horse-racing. His two sons are Michael Carew, a trainer for Trinidadian horse racing, and David Carew, a banker. Carew died aged 73 from arteriosclerosis.


  1. ^ WICB pays tribute to Joey Carew – “a true stalwart of WI cricket”
  2. ^ "Michael 'Joey' Carew". Archived from the original on 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  3. ^ "Former West Indies batsman Joey Carew dies". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-06.

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