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Moments in Time #1 - Charles Ollivierre Routs English Cricketers at Victoria Park in 1895

Charles Ollivierre Routs English Cricketers at Victoria Park in 1895
Information contributed by Emery Wallace

Transcript of Photograph Caption:
In a one-day match in 1895 at Victoria Park, St. Vincent beat the visiting English team led by a Mr. Lucas. Scores were: St. Vincent 159, England 63. The bowler who destroyed them was Charles Ollivierre. He may have got some help from the pitch, but even the English admitted he was quite a handful. Mr Ollivierre subsequently played for Derbyshire in England and died there in Pontefract in 1949 at the age of 73.

Fast Facts about Charles Augustus Ollivierre: ƒ Born July 20, 1876 in Kingstown, St. Vincent
ƒ Died March 25, 1949 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
ƒ Was the first Vincentian to play for the West Indies (1900 in England)
ƒ Played for Trinidad (1894 – 1895)
ƒ Played for the county of Derbyshire in England (1901 – 1907)
ƒ Batted right-hand

For statistics on Ollivierre’s first-class cricket career, visit:
http://www.pcboard.com.pk/Archive/Players/23/23966/23966.html

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