1897 – The first West Indies captain to win a Test match, Maurius Fernandes, was born in Georgetown. He played only two Tests but led the West Indies to victory by 289 runs at Bourda in what proved to be his final match.
1899 – Former West Indies player Benjamin Sealey was born in St Joseph, Trinidad. He played his only Test at the Oval in August 1933 but scored 1072 runs on the tour with 19 wickets. Sealey averaged 29.37 in 51 first-class matches.
1923 – Former West Indies batsman John Holt was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He averaged 36.75 in 17 Tests and 41.33 at first-class level. Holt was given out LBW for 94 by umpire Perry Burke in his first Test innings at Sabina Park. Burke’s family was attacked by supporters.
1941 – Trinidad and Tobago Olympian Edwin Roberts was born in Belmont, Port-of-Spain. He won bronze in the 200m and was part of the bronze-medal winning 4x400m team that competed at the 1964 Olympics. Roberts was part of the 4×400-yard relay team that set a world record 3:02.8 at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.
1948 – Trinidad and Tobago Olympian Christopher Brathwaite was born. He competed in at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, where he got to the semifinals of the 100m and the quarterfinals of the 200m. Brathwaite won the sprint double at the national championships in 1978 and 1983. He was murdered by a sniper in November 1984 while running in Eugene, Oregon.
1969 – Former West Indies opener Stuart Williams was born in Nevis. He averaged 24.14 in 31 Tests with one century, and 32.36 in 57 ODIs. At the first-class level, Williams notched 26 centuries in getting 9517 runs at 40.67.
1976 – Former West Indies fast bowler Pedro Collins was born in Barbados. He claimed 106 wickets in 32 Tests and 39 wickets in 30 ODIs. At the first-class level, Collins had 501 scalps at 26.01.
1991 – England defeated the West Indies by five wickets to draw their Test series 2-2. It was the last day of Test cricket for Jeffery Dujon, Malcolm Marshall, and Viv Richards.
2012 – West Indies beat India by four wickets at Townsville, Australia at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Ronsford Beaton took 3 for 33 to restrict India to 166 for 8. Anthony Alleyne’s 52 paced the Windies to victory with 17 balls to spare.
2017 – Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s hockey team lost 3-0 to the USA to finish 4th in the Pan American Cup tournament in Lancaster, USA. Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in the finals. Trinidad and Tobago’s Tariq Marcano was named Young Player of the Tournament.
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