Courtney Walsh (cricketer) autobiography, children, weight, height, age, records and more

Updated on: Nov 5, 2018 10:30 am IST

  • 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

    Biopic: NA

    Physical Appearance

    Height (approx.): 6’5.5″ (1.97m)
    Weight (approx.): 85kg
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black

    Personal Life

    Date of Birth: 30 October 1962
    Age (as on 2018): 56 Years
    Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio
    Nationality:West Indian
    School: Excelsior High School
    College: NA
    Educational Qualifications: Higher Secondary


    Father: Eric Walsh
    Mother: Joan Wollaston
    Sister: NA
    Brother: Walshy Fire
    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Christianity
    Address: Upper St. Andrew

    Cricket Career

    International Debut:

    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
    Favourite Cricketers

    • Batsmen:

    Javed Miandad & Allan Border

    • Bowlers:

    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
    Tattoos: NA
    Smoking/Drinking: Yes (Occasionally)

    Style Quotient

    Cars Collection: NA

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Affairs/Girlfriends: Three
    Wife/Spouse: NA
    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”.

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