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Keith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton (born 21 February 1965) is a former West Indian cricketer. Having become only the third player to hail from Nevis, the middle order batsman/left-arm orthodox bowler played in 33 Tests between July 1988 and August 1995 and continued playing in one day matches until May 1999. However, he never recovered from the 1996 World Cup, in which he scored two runs in five innings. Despite a strike rate of just 67, Arthurton was a good striker of the ball, favouring the leg side.

Keith Arthurton
Personal information
Full nameKeith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton
Born (1965-02-21) 21 February 1965 (age 54)
Jessup, Nevis
BattingLeft-hand
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox leg break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 193)21 July 1988 v England
Last Test10 August 1995 v England
ODI debut (cap 55)22 October 1988 v Pakistan
Last ODI16 May 1999 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1986–2000Leeward Islands
1982–2000Nevis
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 33 105 129 118
Runs scored 1382 1,904 7,926 3,937
Batting average 30.71 26.08 45.29 31.24
100s/50s 2/8 0/9 19/47 3/20
Top score 157* 84 200* 118
Balls bowled 473 1384 2913 3339
Wickets 1 42 31 96
Bowling average 183.00 27.59 38.48 25.63
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/17 4/31 3/14 4/25
Catches/stumpings 22/– 27/– 68/– 44/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 May 2010

International careerEdit

He was also a good bowler. He took three 4-wicket hauls in the shorter version of the game with a best of 4/31. Arthurton was also an excellent fielder. His best moments were reserved for the subcontinent, as he got scores of 84, 63 and 44 off 30 balls in consecutive matches against Pakistan. In a match against India where the next highest score for West Indies was 16, Arthurton got 59 off 83. His best against them was 76 not out followed by 59 then 58 not out. This preceded 41 and 72 against them. Sri Lanka felt his presence as he got scores of 72 not out and then consecutive scores of 37 not out off just 31 balls with two sixes and a four and then 50 not out off 60 and then a 17 ball 24 not out. He rarely succeeded against England, though he had few memorable knocks against New Zealand and South Africa.

In Tests he got two hundreds and eight fifties. He had a best of 157 not out against Australia, a knock with 16 fours and a six.

UnorthodoxyEdit

Arthurton was involved in an unusual incident during a game between the West Indies Board of Control XI and the Australian national cricket team at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Australian player Dean Jones believed that Arthurton was using an oversized cricket bat. The bat was found to be 4.5 inches wide, instead of the legal 4.25 inches, but he was allowed to continue to use the bat.[1]

International centuriesEdit

Test centuriesEdit

Test centuries of Keith Arthurton
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 157* 7   Australia   Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 27 November 1992 Drawn
[2] 126 16   England   Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 19 February 1994 Won

International awardsEdit

One Day International CricketEdit

Man of the Match awardsEdit

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain 11 March 1989 1 ct. ; 76* (114 balls, 5x4)   West Indies won by 5 wickets.[2]
2 Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 18 December 1993 1 ct. ; 24* (17 balls, 1x4, 1x6)   West Indies won by 6 wickets.[3]
3 India Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 30 October 1994 72 (62 balls, 4x4, 1x6) ; 1–1–0–0   West Indies won by 46 runs.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brodribb, Gerald. Next Man In (2nd Revised 1995 ed.). London: Souvenir Press. ISBN 978-0285632943.
  2. ^ "1988–1989 West Indies v India – 3rd Match – Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ "1993–1994 Sri Lanka v West Indies – 3rd Match – Colombo". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ "1994–1995 Wills World Series – 4th Match – India v West Indies – Kanpur". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roger Harper
Nelson Cricket Club professional
2000
Succeeded by
Wade Wingfield