Adam Sanford

Cricket Player

1975 –


Who is Adam Sanford?

Adam Sanford is a West Indian cricketer who currently plays first class cricket for the Leeward Islands, despite being born in Dominica, which is a member of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control. Sanford played 11 Test matches for the West Indies, taking 15 wickets in five Tests in the 2001-02 home series against India, when he became the first indigenous Carib to play for the West Indies. He also went on tour of New Zealand in June 2002, but after taking five wickets in two Tests including a bowling analysis of one for 101 in the final match, he was dropped for the tour of India the following season.

Sanford returned to the side a year and a half later, playing two Tests against South Africa and taking seven wickets, before rounding off his career so far with two home Tests against England. His bowling on that series was criticised by TV commentator and former Test player Geoff Boycott, who claimed that Sanford "couldn't have got [his] granny out". Sanford was dropped again after the second Test against England, and has not returned to the side, although he still plays for Leeward Islands. Currently he is playing for Middlesex Cricket Club in Brooklyn Cricket League New York.

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Jul 12, 1975

on July 23, 2013


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