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Encyclopedia > Curtly Ambrose
Curtly Ambrose
West Indies (WI)
Curtly Ambrose
Batting style Left-handed batsman (LHB)
Bowling type Right-arm fast (RF)
Tests ODIs
Matches 98 176
Runs scored 1439 639
Batting average 12.40 10.65
100s/50s 0/1 0/6
Top score 53 31
Overs bowled 3683.5 1558.5
Wickets 405 225
Bowling average 20.99 24.12
5 wickets in innings 22 4
10 wickets in match 3 N/A
Best bowling 8/45 5/17
Catches/stumpings 18/0 45/0

As of January 6, 2005
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Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose (b. September 21, 1963), nicknamed the 'Big Bird' after Joel Garner, was a famous West Indian cricketer. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joel Garner (born December 16, 1952) also known as Big Joel or Big Bird, was a West Indian cricket player, and a member of the highly regarded late 70s and early 80s West Indies cricket sides. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... A cricket match in progress. ...


Born in Swetes Village, Antigua he played for the Leeward Islands, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (1989-96), and the West Indian cricket team. His skill was as a right-arm fast bowler, especially in partnership with Courtney Walsh. His huge 6' 7" (2.01 m) frame was a fearsome sight for any batsman; even when his pace fell away due to age, he still bowled excellent line and length and was regarded as one of the most economical of fast bowlers. He formed one of the greatest opening bowling partnerships with Courtney Walsh, with a redoubtable 421 wickets between them in 49 tests. He made his Test debut in April 1988 at Georgetown, Guyana against Pakistan and did not retire until the end of the England tour in August 2000. The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... Northamptonshire Cricket Club is one of the 18 major counties which make up the English domestic cricket structure. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... A professional cricket match In the sport of cricket, bowling is the action of propelling the ball towards the batsman. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Georgetown, estimated population 250,000 (1998), is the capital and largest city of Guyana, located in the Demerara-Mahaica region. ... The English cricket team is a national cricket team which nominally represents England and Wales, but is a de facto United Kingdom team. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


In Test cricket, he had 98 caps, bowled 1001 maiden overs (roughly two in every seven), and took 405 wickets (the fifth bowler to exceed the 400 wicket barrier) at a bowling average of 20.99. This superb average is marginally bettered only by fellow West Indian Malcolm Marshall. His best performance was 8 for 45 against England at Barbados in 1990 (in 34 Tests against England he took 164 wickets, dismissing Mike Atherton 17 times); he took five wickets or better on 25 occasions. In 176 One-day Internationals, he took 225 wickets. Despite certain pretensions as a left-handed batsman and a single Test fifty to his credit (53 against Australia in 1991), he did not distinguish himself with the bat. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... Bowling average is a statistic measuring the performance of bowlers in the sport of cricket. ... Malcolm Denzil Marshall (April 18, 1958 - November 4, 1999) was a West Indian cricketer, one of the finest fast bowlers ever to have played Test cricket, despite being (unusually for an out-and-out quick, especially when compared to the likes of fellow West Indian quicks Joel Garner, Colin Croft... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Michael Andrew Atherton (born March 23, 1968, in Oldham) is a broadcaster, journalist and retired cricket player. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ambrose didn't say much, refusing countless interview requests with the motto "Curtly talk to no man".



Bowlers who have taken 400 Test wickets

Shane Warne (AUS) | Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) | Courtney Walsh (WI) | Glenn McGrath (AUS)
Kapil Dev (IND) | Richard Hadlee (NZ) | Anil Kumble (IND) | Wasim Akram (PAK) | Curtly Ambrose (WI) Shane Keith Warne (born September 13, 1969 in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia), is an Australian cricketer, and captain of Hampshire. ... The Australian cricket team is today regarded as one of the leading international teams in world cricket, having been the unquestionably dominant team for much of the previous decade. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... The Australian cricket team is today regarded as one of the leading international teams in world cricket, having been the unquestionably dominant team for much of the previous decade. ... Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, better known as Kapil was born on January 6, 1959, in Chandigarh, India. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Sir Richard John Hadlee KBE (born July 3, 1951), New Zealand cricketer (national team known as the Black Caps), and universally regarded as their best-ever. ... Anil Radhakrishna Kumble (pronounced COOM-bley) (born October 17, 1970 in Bangalore, Karnataka) is an Indian cricketer and has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 1990. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ...

External links

  • Player Profile: Curtly Ambrose from Cricinfo

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