Larry Gomes

Hilary Angelo Gomes (born 13 July 1953) is a Trinidad and Tobago and West Indian former cricketer.

Larry Gomes
Personal information
Full nameHilary Angelo Gomes
Born (1953-07-13) 13 July 1953 (age 67)
Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
Right-arm medium pace
RelationsSheldon Gomes (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut3 June 1976 v England
Last Test12 March 1987 v New Zealand
ODI debut12 April 1978 v Australia
Last ODI6 February 1987 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1971–1988Trinidad and Tobago
1973–1976Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 60 83 231 157
Runs scored 3,171 1,415 12,982 3,115
Batting average 39.63 28.87 40.56 28.84
100s/50s 9/13 1/6 32/63 2/13
Top score 143 101 200* 103*
Balls bowled 2,401 1,345 9,804 3,548
Wickets 15 41 107 84
Bowling average 62.00 25.48 39.23 28.48
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/20 4/31 4/22 4/31
Catches/stumpings 18/– 14/– 77/– 34/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 18 October 2010

Cricket careerEdit

Gomes toured England with the West Indian youth team in 1970 and made his first-class debut as a left-handed batsman for Trinidad and Tobago against New Zealand in 1971-72. He played county cricket for Middlesex between 1973 and 1976.

Gomes was a successful batsman for the West Indies, usually playing at number 3. He was part of the West Indies team which beat England 5-0 in 1984, the only time a touring side has won in England by such a margin. Gomes was named man of the match in both the First and Third Tests, in which he scored 143 and 104 respectively.

Gomes scored six centuries against Australia, most notably one on a bouncy Perth strip in 1984 that set up an innings victory. However, he is also remembered in Australia as the batsman whose wicket Dennis Lillee took during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne in 1981 to break Lance Gibbs's world record for most Test wickets.[1][2]

Coaching careerEdit

At the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia, Gomes served as the head coach of the Canadian team.[3]

HonoursEdit

Gomes was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985. The Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima is named after him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cave, Jason (13 November 2010). "Looking back at the 1981 Boxing Day Test". The Roar. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Boxing Day Test Memorable Moments #3 – Last ball Lillee gets Viv". Cricket Victoria. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ Canada ICC Trophy 1997 Squad – ESPN Cricinfo; Retrieved 3 April 2016

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Harold Gibson
Nelson Cricket Club
Professional

1977–1978
Succeeded by
Stephen Howard