Legendary West Indies Batsman, Bruce Pairaudeau, dies at 91

Legendary West Indies Batsman, Bruce Pairaudeau, dies at 91

West Indian cricketer Bruce Hamilton Pairaudeau took part in 13 Test matches between 1953 and 1957. He was born in British Guiana and immigrated to New Zealand in the late 1950s.

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Former West Indies and Northern Districts batsman Bruce Pairaudeau pass away at age 91.

Former West Indies and Northern Districts hitter Bruce Pairaudeau passed away at the age of 91.

Together with Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Alf Valentine, Pairaudeau, who was born in British Guiana in 1931, played 13 Test matches for the West Indies between 1953 and 1957. During a 1956 visit, he fell in love with New Zealand. Before quitting domestic cricket in 1966–1967, he led Northern Districts to their first Plunket Shield championship after immigrating to New Zealand.

Pairaudeau made his Guiana debut at the age of 15 in 1947, and the following year he collected his first 100 runs. Then, in 1953, he defeated India in Port of Spain in his first Test match, scoring a century. However, in his following 20 innings, he only reached double figures six times. In total, he scored 454 runs at an average of 21.61 over 13 Test matches.

In order to see the visiting West Indies team train in 2015, Pairaudeau and his companion drove from Hamilton to Napier.

“We heard a West Indian voice and when I looked at who it was, I thought it might be Bruce Pairaudeau. We knew he lived in New Zealand but we didn’t know he was coming over,” Philip Spooner, West Indies’ media manager, told ESPNcricinfo at the time “All the guys just loved meeting him.”

Pairaudeau is survived by his son Jeffrey and three grandchildren.

Bruce Pairaudeau Age, Family, and Early Life 

Bruce Hamilton Pairaudeau was 91 years old and was born on April 14, 1931, in British Guiana. He was a West Indian.

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source: CRICBUZZ

The precise details of his parents are unknown.

Bruce Pairaudeau Career, What was his Profession?

Between 1953 and 1957, West Indian cricketer Bruce Hamilton Pairaudeau participated in 13 Test matches. He left British Guiana in the late 1950s and eventually settled in New Zealand.

Bespectacled right-handed batsman Bruce Pairaudeau was frequently deployed as an opener but his career never quite lived up to its early promise. Before turning 16, he was selected for British Guiana’s inaugural first-class match, and at the age of 16 years and 5 months, he struck a century in that match. First-class cricket prospects were scarce in West Indian cricket at the time, so Pairaudeau moved to England in 1950 to play for Burnley in the Lancashire League.

He returned to British Guiana in the latter half of 1952 and performed well enough in two first-class games to earn a spot in the squad for the First Test match against India in January 1953. Pairaudeau, batting at position number six, amassed 115 points and 219 runs with Everton Weekes for the fifth wicket. He was given the opportunity to start the innings for the series’ final four Test matches, and while only scoring more than 50 runs once, he still finished with 257 runs at an average of more than 32.

Which school and college did he go to?

The high school he attended and the university he graduated from is under review.

Bruce Pairaudeau Net Worth, How much does he earn? 

Bruce Pairaudeau probably had a good income. However, the details of his net worth aren’t disclosed yet.

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Bruce Pairaudeau Wife, What is his relationship?

Bruce Pairaudeau was settled down with his wife Gillian and had a son named Jeffery.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We did a quick search for the social media reach of Bruce but weren’t able to find him on any social media apps.

Physical Appearance of Bruce Pairaudeau’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye ColourGrey
Body type Fit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Bruce Pairaudeau’s which should be known

NationalityWest Indian
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Zodiac SignAries
Net WorthN / A
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseGillian