Cricket West Indies (CWI) paid tribute to Patrick “Peter” Lashley and Anthony “Tony” White, former West Indies and Barbados players who died recently.
Patrick Lashley was a stylish left-handed batsman who made his Test debut in the famous Tied Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in December 1960. He played four Test matches with his final one against England at Headingley in 1966. His first class career spanned almost 20 years where he played 85 matches, scoring 4932 runs including a top score of 204.
After retiring from the game, Lashley served in many roles as an administrator in Barbados. He was a national selector, coach, and member of the board of management of the Barbados Cricket Association.
Dr. Kishore Shallow, president of CWI said, “Peter Lashley will forever be remembered in West Indies cricket as a member of that great team that played in the most famous Test match, one of the most memorable moments in our rich history.
He had a wealth of knowledge of the game and played a major role in the development of several players in Barbados, many of whom went on to represent the West Indies at the highest level.”
Meanwhile, White was an attacking middle-order batsman and bowled medium-pace as well as offspin. He toured England in 1963 and later played two Test matches against Australia in 1965. He top-scored with 57 not out on debut at Sabina Park to help West Indies to victory. His firstclass record includes 31 appearances with just under 1,000 runs and 95 wickets.
Dr. Shallow said, “Tony White was part of a generation of superb players who helped to lay the foundation for the growth of West Indies cricket. Despite his limited opportunities at the international level, he was a consistent performer at the first-class level. “He was highly regarded and respected by his teammates and opponents. On behalf of CWI, I want to extend condolences to the family and friends of Peter and Tony.”