West Indies Cricket Great Seymour Nurse Dies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Legendary former West Indies batsman Seymour Nurse has died. He was 85.

Seymour Nurse 2 The Barbadian, who played 29 Test matches between 1960 and 1969, passed away here after battling illness.

“My coach, my mentor … thanks for everything you have done for me,” renowned former West Indies batsman Desmond Haynes posted on his Facebook page.

Nurse scored 2,523 runs at an average of 47.60. He made six centuries and 10 half-centuries.

A stylish batsman, Nurse scored a career-best 258 in his final inning in Tests before quitting international cricket.