Willett, The Trailblazer of Leewards Cricketers To The West Indies Team

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A Humble Giant – Elquemedo Willett MBE


Today, March 9, 2023, marks 50 years since Elquemedo T. Willett4p1w made the West Indies Cricket Team. Willett was the first Nevisian & Leeward Islander to ever play for the West Indies. Willett made his debut as a 19-year-old against Australia on March 9-14, 1973 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

He played in five Tests from 1972 to 1974 and was considered the best of many left-arm finger-spinners during New Zealand’s tour of the West Indies in 1972.

Willett’s selection into the West Indies team opened the flood gates to fellow Leeward Islanders, the likes of Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Viv Richards, Derick Parry and the likes of many others. Therefore, with Willett’s contribution to Nevis, Leeward Islands, Regional and International Cricket, I am calling on the powers that be, to recommend Mr Willett for Knighthood as well as making him a National Hero for his sterling contribution to cricket and sports in general on Nevis.

As the Nevis Cricket Association celebrates Mr Willett after 50 years of being selected to the West Indies Cricket team, we here at SKN PULSE also wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Willett and wish him the very best in all future endeavors.

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