Neil Williams (cricketer)

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Neil Williams (cricketer) : biography

2 July 1962 – 27 March 2006

Neil Fitzgerald Williams (2 July 1962 – 27 March 2006) was an England cricketer, who played first-class cricket for both Middlesex and Essex. In a first-class career spanning over seventeen years, he took 675 wickets and scored 4,457 runs.

Life and career

Williams was born in St Vincent. He also played first-class cricket for the Windward Islands cricket team and for the Tasmania cricket team.

Williams played in one Test match in 1990 when, on the day of the match, Chris Lewis was injured and he was hurriedly drafted in. He took 2 for 148, taking the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin, and made 38 useful runs as nightwatchman.

Williams died of pneumonia, in st.vincent, three weeks after suffering a stroke, on 27 March 2006. He was 43 years old.