Former West Indies player Seymour Nurse to be accorded official funeral

By Sports Desk May 14, 2019

Recently deceased West Indies cricketer, Seymour Nurse will receive an official funeral from his birth nation Barbados on Friday, at the Kensington Oval.

Nurse, who passed away at the age of 85 last week, represented the regional team between 1960 and 1969.  The Barbadian played 29 Tests for the West Indies, scoring 2,523 runs at an average of 47.60 with six centuries and 10 half-centuries and formed part of a strong West Indies middle order for the Caribbean side.

The batsman’s contributions continued long after he left the pitch as he went on to serve as a mentor and coach to many great West Indies players and was also an administrator and selector.  Nurse’s body will lie in repose at Empire Club, Pavilion Road, St Michael, on Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. and at Cricket Legends of Barbados, Fontabelle, St Michael, on Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

 

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