• Ramadhin’s death confirmed by Friarmere CC in Oldham
• Spinner helped West Indies to first Test series victory in England
Sonny Ramadhin, whose beguiling spin bowling helped West Indies to secure their first Test series victory in England in 1950, has died at the age of 92. Born in Trinidad in 1929, Ramadhin was the first man of Indian heritage to represent the region in cricket and a star of his time, claiming 158 wickets from 43 Tests during a 10-year international career.
His partnership with Alf Valentine, the Jamaican slow left-armer, was legendary, never more so when the pair first came together in England in 1950; they shared 59 victims as a West Indies team also containing the three Ws – Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott – made its presence felt on the world stage with a 3-1 series triumph.
Written by Ali Martin
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