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Clifford Roach : biography

13 March 1904 - 16 April 1988

Clifford Archibald Roach (13 March 1904-16 April 1988) was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies' first Test in their inaugural Test tour of England.

Roach was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His first-class debut was with Trinidad in 1923-24. He was an obvious selection for the West Indies tour to England in 1928. Windies batsmen scored three 50s in those three Tests in 1928, and two were his: one in each of the first innings of the second and third Tests on that tour. When England returned the visit in 1929-30, Roach scored the first Windies century in the first Test, and then scored the first Windies double century one month later in the third Test.

He died in Port of Spain aged 84, and in fact was the last surviving member of the West Indies side which played in the first Test in 1928.

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