Wes Hall

Wes Hall made his Test debut for the West Indies in the 1958 series against India at Mumbai. Hall was big and tall standing 6 feet 2, he was couragous, very quick and hostile in the early part of his spell. He was tall and with his classical action Hall was magnificent to watch, accelerating up to the wicket he was an intimidating sight for all but the most resolute of batsmen. On his debut tour to India and Pakistan in 1958-59, Hall took 46 wickets in eight Tests, and became a regular in the Test side for the next ten years.

Wes began his cricketing career at the Combermere school as a wicket-keeper batsman, but when he joined Cable and Wireless in 1955 he switched to fast bowling, and used his great height, tireless attitude and accuracy to become the fastest, most feared bowler in the world by 1960. He played 48 tests, capturing 192 wickets for an impressive average of 26.38 runs each.

On his early tour to India Hall was partnered by Roy Gilchrist, the very fast but often Temperamental Jamaican speedster. But it was with his great partner Charlie Griffith that he formed one of the greatest and most feared opening attacks in the history of cricket, extreamely popular both on and off the field, Hall also played in the Lancashire League where for three consecutive seasons he took 100 wickets and for Queensland where he established a state record of 43 wickets.

Wes Hall retired from international cricket after the New Zealand series on Mar 3, 1969 , having taken 192 Test wickets with an average of 26.38.  After retiring from Test cricket Hall coached in Trinidad and Tobago and even represented them in a few games. He has performed every possible role for the West Indies – player, manager of  touring West Indies side in 2001, selector, coach, and finally President of the Board!, he is currently a Stanford 20/20 Legend with responsibility for team Bermuda.

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Full Name Wesley Winfield Hall

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Date of Birth

September 12, 1937, Glebe Land, Station Hill, St Michael, Barbados

Test Debut

India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS) - Nov 28-Dec 3, 1958   

Last Test Match

New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Feb 27-Mar 3, 1969  

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right-arm fast

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Wes Hall Caricature, A great caricature of the legendary West Indian fast bowler
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Tied Test 1960/61, The first ever Tied Test match between Australia and the West Indies in 1960/61. Wes Hall bowled the Last over in the Tied Test.
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Cricket Legends These players are the 50 greatest cricketers of the century, as voted by a blue-ribbon panel of judges assembled by ESPN. The panelists were asked to list in order, their top 50 players. Cricketing legends from Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies all made it to the final 50. Among them are some famous West Indies fast bowlers, great Aussie legends, and modern heros of the game. Disc 5 features the great George Headley.
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