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Austin White Biography, Career, Net Worth, Personal Life, and Other Interesting Facts
June 19, 2021 By Sourav
|Austin Ciaz Matthew White
|Salem Park Rd, Salem, Montserrat (Montserrat Cricket Team)
Former West Indian cricketer Austin Ciaz Matthew White, famously known as just Austin White, is one of the most prominent bowlers of his time. He made his name as one of the best right-arm medium pacers in the West Indies. However, he was also a competent right-handed batsman. White was also one of the most prominent medium pacers of the Montserrat Cricket Team.
Austin White Biography and Other Interesting Facts
White came into prominence when West Indies was a great name in the cricket world. While Australia and England were producing some of the greatest cricketers of all time, West Indies was also at par their level in the cricketing field. Due to that prominence in international and domestic cricket, new talents of that country started to rise during the sixties.
Austin White Early Career
Since his childhood, White showed prominence in cricket. He first played for the Montserrat cricket team against St Kitts at the Hesketh Bell Shield in 1976. He made his test debut for the West Indies Young Cricketers in that same year against the England Young Cricketers. Shortly after, he made his ODI debut against the England Young Cricketers and showed exceptional performance.
White recorded his first cricketing tour with the West Indies Young Cricketers team in 1978. He played against England in an ODI match as well as two test matches. He delivered considerable performance during that tour.
Austin White First-Class Career
White made his first-class cricket debut while playing for the Leeward Islands cricket team. He played his first match against Windward Islands cricket team in 1979. In that same year, he also made his List-A debut. He played his first List-A match for the Leeward Islands against Barbados in the Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy in the 1978-79 cricket season.
During the 1980 cricket season, he made his debut for the Leeward Islands against the Guyana Cricket Team. During the same year, he made a first-class appearance while touring in England. He then made two consecutive List-A appearances against the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team and the Jamaican cricket team during the Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy in 1981.
Austin White Professional Cricket Career
White made a single appearance in the 1981-82 cricket season against the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team at the Shell Shield. During that same season, he made two List-A appearances against the Barbados cricket team and the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team at the Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy. He made a single first-class appearance against Barbados in the 1983 cricket season.
During that same season, he played a match against the touring Indian cricket team. Shortly after, he made two List-A appearances against Guyana and the Barbados cricket team in 1983. He didn’t make any further appearance in the first-class or List-A, although he continued to play in minor leagues. He played for the Montserrat cricket team for four years till 1985. White made his final appearance in the Nissan Leeward Islands Tournament in 1985.
Austin White Cricket Stats
White played four first-class matches in his active cricketing career while recording his highest of 19 runs. He secured an 8.66 batting average in first-class. He also took 5 wickets in those four matches while recording his best with 2/63. White secured a 73.40 bowling average in first-class.
He made a total of 8 appearances in List-A cricket while recording his career-best of 17 runs in a match. Besides, he also secured a batting average of 7 in List-A cricket. However, he took 4 wickets in his List-A career with his record performance of 4/51. He secured a 33.71 bowling average in List-A cricket.