CRICKET-WINDIES-UPDATE Former Windies pacer Grayson Shillingford dies

Grayson ShillingfordROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 23, CMC – Dominica’s former West Indies fast bowler Grayson Shillingford died early Wednesday at age 65.

Shillingford had been ailing for some time and succumbed to the illness earlier Wednesday morning in Salisbury, located on the island’s west coast.

Given the Sisserou Award of Honour early last month at the 2009 Independence celebrations for his exploits on the cricket field, Shillingford had just returned to Dominica a month ago from his adopted homeland of Canada where he had been receiving treatment.

The fast bowler played seven Test matches for the West Indies between 1969 and 1972. He took 15 wickets at an average of 35.80, with his best returns being three for 63 off 26.5 overs against New Zealand at Sabina Park in Kingston in February 1972.

Shillingford played domestic cricket for Dominica, the Combined Islands and Windward Islands until the 1978-79 season.

During his 77 first-class matches played, he took 217 wickets at an average of 26.54, with best returns of six for 49 against Trinidad & Tobago in St Kitts.

Shillingford played 33 Shell Shield (first-class) matches between 1969 and 1979, taking 98 wickets at an average of 26.20 each.

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  1. Pat Murphy
    December 23, 2019

    10 years Gray…it seems like yesterday.
    Missing you.

  2. February 2, 2010

    Completely I share your opinion. Idea excellent, I support.

  3. Nigel A D George
    December 30, 2009

    Grayson was always a good friend. I met him when I was transferred to Barclays Dominica.
    he was always a joy to be with and I will miss him sorely. Condolences to the Shillingford family. May God bless his soul.

  4. Jeewan and Ann
    December 27, 2009

    To many wonderful memories of laughter, friendship and happiness

    Missed by our entire family; gone but not forgotten

    Sincerest condolences to Grayson’s children and family

  5. guada man
    December 26, 2009

    may your legacy live on gray

  6. Kelvin Gabriel
    December 25, 2009

    Gray, you will be missed/ I enjoyed our friendship/ Msay you rest in peace

  7. Jon Vee
    December 25, 2009

    To Gray’s family and friends, accept my sympathy on behalf of my family and Victoria Park Cricket Club for which we played.

  8. dominican away
    December 25, 2009

    may his soul rest in peace all your friends from dublanc we miss you gray.

  9. Leandra Paul
    December 24, 2009

    Uncle Graysone you will be missed…we love you dearly

  10. Old Sam
    December 24, 2009

    I never knew you,but i heard a lot about you as a cricketer.
    Your death have touched me cause i am a cricket enthusiast.

  11. family
    December 24, 2009

    Dominicanaaway you are right, that was his usual respond. Gray lived his life one day at a time and never complained. He was so, so loving and shared great concern for those he loved. Gray will be missed greatly. May his soul rest in peace. I pray that those who have been spreading propaganda will finally stop. The Heavely Father will deal with them for vengence is my said the Lord.

  12. joel matthew
    December 24, 2009

    Blessings to your entire family. You were my mentor.

  13. Pat Murphy
    December 24, 2009

    Grayson,Sacha and Nicaise,I share your sorrow. He was my heart.

  14. Wesley
    December 23, 2009

    Oh boy I never new that you were not well and it surprised me when I heard of your passing. I will miss your teasing. I am at a lost for words. Really, Really sorry.

  15. jah Edwards
    December 23, 2009

    Rest in peace.

  16. Ahad Husain in Canada
    December 23, 2009

    your love for the Great game was visible in every conversation you was part of. All your friends from Steelcase will miss you Grayson.
    May the good lord welcome you with open arms

  17. Dominicanaaway
    December 23, 2009

    One of your favourite quotes when i asked how are you sir would normally be ” I can’t complain there are millions around the world that have nothing to eat and i have it here so i can’t complain” I loved that response,,,,RIP GRAY..

  18. concerned
    December 23, 2009

    condolences to his family and friends

  19. concern
    December 23, 2009


  20. serrant family in antigua
    December 23, 2009

    our condolence goes out to his family.

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