Seymour Nurse Former West Indian hitter died Monday after a long illness. Nurse, 85, played 29 tests between 1960 and 1969.
Desmond Haynes, Seymour Nurse the former starting hitter of the West Indies and Barbados, shared the news through a Facebook post. My coach, my mentor, all of us from the hill area of the headlines love this man, we used to walk like Seymour’s bat like him and we try to talk like him, thanks for everything you’ve done for me. he rests in peace and gets up Gloria, “wrote Haynes.
A middle-order hitter from Barbados, Nurse made his Test debut against England in 1960 and scored 70 and 11, but premature injuries in Australia in 1960 and England in 1963 did not help. It was not until the 1966 tour of the West Indies by England that the nurse was established on the side. In that series, he scored 501 runs in five events, including four fifty and one hundred. After this performance, he was named cricketer of the year in Wisden in 1967.
The nurse finished her test career with a magnificent 258, her highest score in New Zealand in Christchurch. That’s still the highest individual score in a batter’s final tests, although England’s Andy Sandham against the West Indies in Kingston in 1930 is still the best score in a batter’s Farewell Test.
In total, the nurse scored 2,523 runs at an average of 47.60 with six centuries and ten fifty years.
In 141 first-class matches, the nurse accumulated 9,489 runs at 43.93 with the help of 26 hundred. An excellent nearby outfielder, he took 116 receptions, and also played six List A games, scoring 246 runs, including one hundred and fifty.
After his retirement, he served as Barbados coach and team manager and was also a longtime coach at the National Sports Council of Barbados The nurse is survived by her twin daughters.
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