Manny Martindale

Manny Martindale was among the first in a great line of fast bowlers to represent the West Indies. Martindale made his Test debut for the West Indies on the 1933 tour to England. Of medium height with strong shoulders and assertive thighs , he would have been a natural part of the world champion West Indies cricket side of the eighties and nineties. Manny Martindale along with Constantine form the first effective pace attack for the West Indies. Like most fast bowlers he was fast and menacing.

Martindale had only one tour to England, this was in 1933, on this tour he and Learie Constantine caused a sensation with "Body Line" bowling the type of leg-theory in the Old Trafford Test which had aroused such acrimony in Australia the previous winter. D. R. Jardine, who was the instigator of this method of attack, receiving heavy punishment, but manage to put together a fine 127, his only Test century. In that tour Martindale took 103 wickets -- 14 of them in the three Tests.

Martindale spent a number of years in League cricket in the North of England, he played his last Test match at Kennington Oval, London in 1939.
After returning to his native Barbados, Martindale became a coach. He died in Barbados on March 17, 1972 at the age of 62

Manny Martindale Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Emmanuel Alfred Martindale

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Date of Birth

November 25, 1909, St Lucy, Barbados
Died March 17, 1972, St Joseph Hospital, near Ashton Hall, St Peter, Barbados (aged 62 years 113 days)

Test Debut

England v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 24-27, 1933   

Last Test Match

England v West Indies at The Oval - Aug 19-22, 1939     

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right-arm fast

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