Clyde Walcott

Overview

Clyde Leopold Walcott, O.B.E., has devoted a good part of his life to the game of cricket. Born on January 17, 1926, he attended local school and Harrison College in Barbados. He represented Barbados from 1942 to 1955; Guyana from 1956 through 1963; and the West Indies from 1948 through 1960 in cricket play.
He has managed West Indies cricket teams since 1969 in a variety of international events. In 1969 he represented West Indies in England; 1973 - 1974 Australia in West Indies; 1975 First World Cup in England; West Indies Full Tour in England; 1979 Second World Cup in England; 1980 West Indies Full Tour in England; and 1987 West Indies World Cup in India/Pakistan. He has also served as the Senior Vice-President of the Barbados Cricket Association form 1972 through 1987.
Some of Clyde Walcott’s outstanding personal achievements as a player in his cricketing career include:

  • The highest score in First Class Cricket of 314 Not Out for Barbados vs. Trinidad in 1946;
  • A century in each inning of a Test match on two occasions during one tour against Australia in 1955.

He was a member of the famous 3 W’s (the late Sir Frank Worrell and Everton Weekes are the other two) and he holds a Test Match batting average which includes: 44 tests; 74 innings, Not Out 7; total runs 3,798; highest score, 220; centuries, 15; average 56.68.
Clyde Walcott has served as the Past President of the Barbados Employer’s Confederation; a past member of the Barbados Public Service Commission and is a Past President of the Guyana Cricket Control Board.
At present he is the Chief Personnel Officer and Parent Board Director of the Barbados Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. He is married to Muriel Walcott and they have two sons.
Clyde Walcott has received an A.A. - Golden Arrow of Achievement Award from Guyana and holds the prestigious O.B.E. - Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.