Death – Obituary News : Former West Indies and Barbados cricket players, Patrick “Peter” Lashley and Anthony “Tony” White, have passed away. Cricket West Indies has paid tribute to the players.
Cricket West Indies has paid tribute to Patrick “Peter” Lashley and Anthony “Tony” White, former West Indies and Barbados players who passed away recently.https://t.co/nHsG29nxEY
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Cricket West Indies has been plunged into mourning following the recent deaths of two former players, Patrick “Peter” Lashley and Anthony “Tony” White. Both men were not only esteemed members of the West Indies cricket team but also represented their home nation of Barbados with great distinction.
Patrick “Peter” Lashley, a talented all-rounder, passed away at the age of 78. He was born in Barbados and made his international debut for the West Indies in 1961. Lashley had a successful career, playing 12 Test matches and scoring 488 runs at an average of 32.53. He also took 16 wickets with his medium-pace bowling. Lashley was known for his stylish batting technique and his ability to contribute with both bat and ball. He was a key player in the West Indies team during the 1960s.
Anthony “Tony” White, a skilled left-arm spinner, died at the age of 82. He was born in Barbados and made his Test debut in 1958. White had an impressive international career, playing 22 Test matches and taking 70 wickets at an average of 34.20. He was a master of flight and spin, often bamboozling batsmen with his subtle variations. White played a crucial role in the West Indies’ famous series victories against England in 1963 and Australia in 1965.
Both Lashley and White will be remembered as cricketing legends, not only for their individual accomplishments but also for their contributions to the West Indies team. They were part of a golden era for West Indian cricket and helped establish the team as a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.
Cricket West Indies has paid tribute to Lashley and White, expressing gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the sport. Their legacies will live on, inspiring future generations of cricketers in the Caribbean and beyond. The cricketing world mourns the loss of these two greats and their impact on the game will never be forgotten..