Harold Pinter said it best I tend to think cricket is the greatest thing God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t bad either.
Since the inclusion of West Indies as a test playing country in 1880, we have seen many of our players being ranked among the best players in the world of cricket and in the region. Many have made their international test debut at an early age, bring share pride and joy to their country of origin.
At present, my list is not conclusive but gives a true reflection of cricketers past and present.
James Edward Derrick Sealy: 17y 122d West Indies V England Bridgetown 11 Jan 1930 Test #187
MR Bynoe: 18y 31d West Indies v Pakistan Lahore 26 Mar 1959 Test # 473
JB Stollmeyer: 18y 105d West Indies v England Lord’s 24 Jun 1939 Test # 272
AHP Scott: 18y 242d West Indies v India Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
AT Roberts: 18y 173d West Indies v New Zealand Auckland 9 Mar 1956 Test # 424
LG Rowe: 23y 39d 214 West Indies v New Zealand Kingston 16 Feb 1972 Test # 693
RB Kanhai: 23y 5d 256 West Indies v India Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
GS Sobers: 21y 213d 365* West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 26 Feb 1958 Test # 450
BC Lara: 23y 245d 277 West Indies v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1208
GA Headley: 20y 308d 223 West Indies v England Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
KC Brathwaite: 21y 278d 212 West Indies v Bangladesh Kingstown 5 Sep 2014 Test # 2138
RR Sarwan: 23y 347d 261* West Indies v Bangladesh Kingston 4 Jun 2004 Test # 1703
S Chanderpaul: 19y 62 West Indies V England Bourda 24 March 1994 Test #164
JE Taylor 18y 363d West Indies v Sri Lanka Gros Islet 20 Jun 2003 Test # 1648
CH Gayle: 22y 280d 204 West Indies v New Zealand St George’s 28 Jun 2002 Test # 1608