Courtney Walsh is one of West Indies’ legendary fast bowlers who has dominated Cricket with his fierce bowling abilities. He is the first bowler to breach the 500-wickets milestone in the history of Yes Cricket. He, along with Curtly Ambrose, are still considered to be one of the most lethal fast bowling pairs the world has ever witnessed.
Name: Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ
Nickname: Mark, Cuddy, Duracell, and The Two C’s (the other being Curtley Ambrose)
Role:Right-Arm Fast Bowler, National Team Selector
Autobiography: Heart Of The Lion
Height (approx.): 6’5.5″ (1.97m)
Weight (approx.): 85kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 30 October 1962
Age (as on 2018): 56 Years
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio
School: Excelsior High School
Educational Qualifications: Higher Secondary
Father: Eric Walsh
Mother: Joan Wollaston
Brother: Walshy Fire
Address: Upper St. Andrew
Test: November 9, 1984 against Australia at Perth
ODI: 10 January 1985 against Sri Lanka at Hobart
Jersey Number: 33,12
Major Teams: West Indies, Gloucestershire
Nature on field: Calm and Aggressive
Likes to play against: Australia and England
- First Man To Claim 500 Wickets In Test Cricket.
- Best Bowling Figures In A Test Match As A Captain (13/52).
- Only Bowler To Pick Up A Hat-trick With The Last Ball Of An Innings And Of The First Two Balls Of His Spell In The Next Innings.
- Most Number Of Test Ducks.
- Second Most Number Of Not-Outs In Tests (61), A Record Broken By James Anderson In 2017.
Career Turning Point: In 1979, When He Picked Up All 10 Wickets In An Innings While Playing For Sunlight Cup Cricket Team Against Camperdown High.
Hobbies: Travelling, Watching Football And Basketball
Javed Miandad & Allan Border
Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshal
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite Sportsmen: Pele (Footballer)
Favourite Food: NA
Favourite Actors: NA
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destinations: NA
Smoking/Drinking: Yes (Occasionally)
Cars Collection: NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Unmarried
Marriage Date: NA
Children: Courtney Walsh Junior, Crystal Walsh
Net Worth: NA
Awards and recognitions
- 1993 – Order Of Distinction Commander Class (CD)
- 1993 – Order Of Jamaica (OJ), Jamaica’s Third Highest National Order
- 1999 – Carreras Sportsman For 1998
- 2001 – the University of West Indies Guild of Graduates prestigious Pelican Award under the theme, “Humanity, Humility and Excellence”
- 2005 – Road Where Melbourne Club Is Located Is Named ‘Courtney Walsh Way’ In His Honour
Lesser Known Facts
- Courtney Walsh Owns A Sports Shop Called Walsh’s Sports Shop.
- Courtney Walsh Holds A Sports Bar And Grill Restaurant Named “Cuddies”.