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Jimmy Cameron

Cricket Player from Canada

Francis James "Jimmy" Cameron, born at Kingston, Jamaica on June 22, 1923 and died at Kingston, Jamaica on June 10, 1994, was a cricketer who played in five Tests for the West Indian cricket team in India in 1948-49. Cameron was a right-handed middle- or lower-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. His first-class cricket career is one of the odder ones: he played only 21 first-class matches, and 14 of those were on the West Indies tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1948-49, and another four were on the Canadian tour to England in 1954. A student in Canada at the time, Cameron was picked for the West Indies tour of India after only two first-class matches, both for Jamaica, and his Test debut was his fifth first-class match. In a series dominated by high scoring batsmen and often-wayward West Indian fast bowling, Cameron batted low in the order and was used mainly as a stock bowler. In the second match, at Bombay (Mumbai), he scored an undefeated 75 as the West Indies piled up a second successive score of more than 600; in all five Tests, he took just three wickets. At the end of the tour, Cameron disappeared from first-class cricket for five years,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1923
Nationality
Canada

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