Sunday, 22 March 2015



Keith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton (born 21 February 1965 Charlestown, Nevis is a former West Indies cricketer. Having become only the third player to hail from Charlestown,Nevis, the left arm bowler played in 33 Tests between July 1988 and August 1995 and continued playing in one day matches until May 1999. However, he never recovered from the 1996 World Cup, in which he scored two runs in five innings. Despite a strike rate of just 67, Keith Arthurton was a good striker of the ball, favouring the leg side. He was also a good bowler. He took three 4 wicket hauls in the shorter version of the game with a best of 4\31. Keith Arthurton was also an excellent fielder. His best moments were reserved for the subcontinent, as he got scores of 84, 63 and 44 
off 30 balls in consecutive matches against Pakistan. In a match against India where the next highest score for West Indies was 16, Keith Arthurton got 59 off 83. His best against them was 76 not out followed by 59 then 58 not out. This preceded 41 and 72 against them. Sri Lanka felt his presence as he got scores of 72 not out and then consecutive scores of 37 not out off just 31 balls with two sixes and a four and then 50 not out off 60 and then a 17 ball 24 not out. He rarely succeeded against England, though he had few memorable knocks against New Zealand and South Africa. In Tests he got two hundreds and eight fifties. He had a best of 157 not out against Australia, a knock with 16 fours and a six. Keith Arthurton was involved in an unusual incident during a game between the West Indies Board of Control XI and the Australian national cricket team at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Australian player Dean Jones believed that Keith Arthurton was using an over sized cricket bat. The bat was found to be 4.5 inches wide, instead of the legal 4.25 inches, but he was allowed to continue to use the bat.
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