Former West Indies cricketer Andy Ganteaume died

Feb 19, 2016 12:12 IST

Andy Ganteaume, the former West Indies and Trinidad & Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman, passed away on 17 February 2016 in Santa Margarita, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He was 95.

Ganteaume was West Indies' oldest living Test cricketer, and the world's second oldest, after South Africa's Lindsay Tuckett.

Who was Andy Ganteaume?

Andy Ganteaume was a Trinidadian cricketer who played one Test match for the West Indies in 1948 as a batsman.

He scored 112 in his only Test innings, which left him with highest Test batting average in history.

He played for Trinidad from a young age and was chosen to play in a Test match against England following his good batting form in 1948.

In 1957, he toured England with West Indies but did not make the playing XI for any of the Tests.

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