Born at Arima, Trinidad in 1953, Larry Gomes was a left-handed top order batsman, right-arm medium pace or off-break bowler and good close fieldsman. He represented his native Trinidad from 1971/72 to 1987/88 and Middlesex in 42 matches from 1973 to 1976. He scored 1,199 runs (av. 22.20) with a top score of 93 n.o. versus Worcestershire at Lord's in 1975, he collected 23 wickets (av. 40.13) with a best of 4 for 22 versus Yorkshire at Bradford in 1973 and he held 11 catches. During his career he amassed 12,982 runs (av. 40.56) with 32 centuries and a top score of 200 n.o. for the West Indies versus Queensland at Brisbane in 1981/82. He represented West Indies in sixty Tests between 1976 and 1986/87. He scored 3,171 runs (av. 39.64)
with nine centuries including a top score of 143 versus England at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1984 and he took 15 wickets (av. 62.00) with a best of 2 for 20 versus Australia at Sydney in 1981/82 and he held 18 catches.