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Wayne Daniel

Biography

Born at St. Philip, Barbados in 1956, and the gentle, sensitive, Wayne 'The Diamond' Daniel was without doubt an extremely quick right-arm fast bowler and right-handed tail end batsman. He represented the West Indies in 10 Tests between 1975/76 and 1983/84 together with 18 one-day internationals and he toured abroad on three occasions. He played for his native Barbados between 1975 and 1985 and joined Middlesex in 1977 after being noticed during the West Indies tour of England in 1976 when he had been a member of the touring party. He represented Middlesex 213 times taking 685 wickets (av. 22.02) with 5 wickets in an innings 22 times and with a best performance of 9 for 61 versus Glamorgan at Swansea in 1982. His best summer for the county was his Benefit Year in 1985 when he bagged 79 wickets (av. 26.72). As a tail end batsman he scored 1,043 runs (av. 10.32) with a top score of 53 n.o. versus Yorkshire at Lord's in 1981 and he held 52 catches. A useful bowler in one-day domestic cricket he took 7 for 12 against Minor Counties (East) at Ipswich and 6 for 17 against Sussex at Hove in the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1978.

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