Former West Indies Cricketer Easton Mc Morris passes away

The former West Indies and Jamaica opening batsman, Easton Mc Morris died on Tuesday. He was 86.

Mc Morris made his debut against Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval in 1958 and played 13 Tests for the West Indies.

He scored 125 against India at Sabina Park, Jamaica in 1962. It was his only Test century. He also made consecutive half-centuries at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.

McMorris scored 18 centuries in 95 first-class matches, with total of 5,906 runs at an average 41.18.

He led Jamaica to its first regional first-class title in 1969.

After retirement from playing, he gave yeoman service as a board member of the Jamaica Cricket Association and manager of the Jamaica cricket team.

The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have paid tribute to Mc Morris.

President of CWI, Ricky Skerritt said: “I had the privilege to engage with Mr. McMorris on a few occasions over the years. I found him to be an encouraging and selfless gentleman. On behalf of CWI, I want to send condolences to his family, and the entire cricket fraternity in Jamaica. Easton was a true stalwart of the game and contributed significantly at all levels, on and off the field.”

Dead is former Jamaica and West Indies opening batsman, Easton Mc Morris. He was 86.