Joe Solomon

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Joe Solomon
Cricket information
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 27 104
Runs scored 1326 5318
Batting average 34.00 41.54
100s/50s 1/9 12/27
Top score 100* 201*
Balls bowled 702 3659
Wickets 4 51
Bowling average 67.00 38.23
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/20 4/28
Catches/stumpings 13/- 46/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 January 2017

Joseph Stanislaus Solomon (born 26 August 1930, Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana, now Guyana) is a former West Indian cricketer who played 27 Tests for the West Indies from 1958 to 1965, scoring 1326 runs, mainly from number six and seven in the batting line-up.

In 46 Test innings, only one of them was converted into a century (against India at Delhi on his first Test tour), while his occasional leg breaks yielded four Test wickets – including two batsmen with Test batting averages above 45, Ken Barrington and Bill Lawry, he also contributed to the result in the first Tied Test in 1960, when his long-range throw hit the stumps to run out Ian Meckiff, who was going for the winning run. In the next Test, he was out hit wicket after his cap fell on the stumps.[1]

He played first-class cricket for British Guiana/Guyana from 1956–57 to 1968–69, and toured India in 1958–59, Australia in 1960–61, and England in 1963 and 1966, he is the only player in first-class cricket history to score hundreds in their first three innings, for British Guiana in 1957/57 and 1957/58.[2]

Solomon continued his cricket career by remaining involved in the selection process for the West Indies team and coaching a local team in his native Guyana until retiring in 2005. Today he resides in New York City.


  1. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (January 2017). "The man in the photo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ Frindall, Bill (1998). The Wisden Book of Cricket Records (Fourth ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 81. ISBN 0747222037.

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