Cricket

Interest in cricket and soccer both grew almost equally after World War II. Whereas T&T began to field its own soccer team in international competition after Independence from Great Britain in 1962, international cricket competition remained a combined West Indian effort through the turn of the 20th century. Today, both cricket and soccer remain by far the most popular sports in the country.

International

The West Indies (W.I.) cricket team represents the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, current and former British colonies in the Windward Islands (St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada) and the Leeward Islands (Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla), and Guyana in South America. (Guyana was known as British Guiana before its independence in 1966.) The W.I. began international play in 1928 when a 3-game Test series was played in England from June to August. Between 1928 and 1992, international competition for the W.I. team included Test Matches against England, Australia, India, Pakistan, and New Zealand. During this period, South Africa had a representative team but, because of its apartheid policy, only competed against the "White countries" which excluded the predominantly Black W.I. team. Beginning in 1992, international competition for W.I. was expanded to include South Africa (1992), Sri Lanka (1997), Zimbabwe (2000), and Bangladesh (2002).

Between June 23, 1928, and December 23, 2013, a total of 65 cricketers who represented Trinidad & Tobago were selected to play Test cricket for the West Indies. These players filled 1,016 out of a possible 5,456 slots (18.7%) in the 496 Test Matches that were played during the period. The following is a summary of the results of all Test Matches played by W.I. between 1928 and 2013. Test Matches involving "A" teams were not included in the statistics. For more detailed information on cricket, click here.

CUMULATIVE RECORD OF WEST INDIES 1928 - 2013
PERIOD WON LOST DRAW ABANDONED TOTAL
1928 - 29 0 3 0 0 3
1930 - 39 4 9 6 0 19
1940 - 49 3 0 6 0 9
1950 - 59 18 17 13 0 48
1960 - 69 18 13 18 0 49
1970 - 79 17 15 30 0 62
1980 - 89 44 8 31 0 83
1990 - 99 30 28 22 2 82
2000 - 09 18 59 31 0 108
2010 - 13 8 14 11 0 33
TOTAL 160 166 168 2 496

With the Fourth Test against Australia in April 1999, Brian Lara became the leader in appearances (63) by players from Trinidad & Tobago in Test matches played by the W.I. The following is a breakdown by decade of all Test Match appearances by players from Trinidad & Tobago from 1928 onward. Test Matches involving "A" teams were not included in the statistics.

TOTAL TEST APPEARANCES BY TRINIDAD & TOBAGO PLAYERS 1928 - 2013
PLAYER 1928-29 1930-39 1940-49 1950-59 1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-13 TOTAL
ACHONG, Ellis Edgar   6                 6
ALI, Imtiaz           1         1
ALI, Inshan           12         12
ASGARALI, Nyron Sultan       2             2
BARATH, Adrian                 2 13 15
BETANCOURT, Nelson   1                 1
BISHOP, Ian Raphael             4 40     44
BLACK, Marlon Ian                 6   6
BRAVO, Darren Michael                   27 27
BRAVO, Dwayne James John                 34 6 40
BUTLER, Lennox Stephen       1             1
CAREW, Michael Conrad         13 6         19
CONSTANTINE, Learie Nicholas 3 15                 18
DAVIS, Bryan Allan         4           4
DAVIS, Charles Allan         4 11         15
DHANRAJ, Rajindra               4     4
DILLON, Mervyn               7 31   38
FERGUSON, Wilfred     7 1             8
FURLONGE, Hammond Allan       3             3
GABRIEL, Shannon                   6 6
GANGA, Daren               4 44   48
GANTEAUME, Andrew Gordon     1               1
GOMES, Hilary Angelo           11 49       60
GOMEZ, Gerald Ethridge   2 9 18             29
GRANT, George Copeland   12                 12
GRANT, Rolph Stewart   7                 7
GRAY, Anthony Hollis             5       5
GRELL, Mervyn George   1                 1
GRIFFITH, Herman Clarence 3 10                 13
GUILLEN, Simpson Clairmonte       5             5
HOLDER, Roland Irwin Christopher               11     11
HUNTE, Errol Ashton Clairmore   3                 3
JAGGERNAUT, Amit                 1   1
JOHNSON, Tyrell Fabian   1                 1
JONES, Prior Erskine Waverley     6 3             9
JULIEN, Bernard Denis           24         24
JUMADEEN, Raphick           12         12
LARA, Brian Charles               65 65   130
LEGALL, Ralph Archibald       4             4
LOGIE, Augustine Lawrence             37 15     52
MERRY, Cyril Arthur   2                 2
MOHAMMED, Dave                 5   5
MURRAY, Deryck Lance         10 42 10       62
NANAN, Rangy             1       1
NARINE, Sunil                   6 6
NORIEGA, Jack Mollinson           4         4
PIERRE, Lancelot Richard     1               1
RAGOONATH, Suruj               2     2
RAMADHIN, Sonny       37 6           43
RAMDIN, Denesh                 39 17 56
RAMNARINE, Dinanath               3 9   12
RAMPAUL, Ravi                 3 15 18
ROACH, Clifford Archibald 3 13                 16
ROBERTS, Lincoln Abraham               1     1
RODRIGUEZ, William Vincente         4           4
SEALEY, Benjamin James   1                 1
SIMMONS, Lendl                 3 5 8
SIMMONS, Philip Verant             2 24     26
SINGH, Charran         2           2
SMALL, Joseph A. 2 1                 3
ST. HILL, Edwin Lloyd   2                 2
ST. HILL, Wilton H. 2 1                 3
STOLLMEYER, Jeffrey Baxter   3 6 23             32
STOLLMEYER, Victor Humphrey   1                 1
TAYLOR, Jaswick       3             3
WILLIAMS, David               11     11


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