Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Former T&T star Sheldon Gomes passes on

Sheldon Gomes (right) at a public function with brother Larry Gomes.

Sheldon Gomes (right) at a public function with brother Larry Gomes.

The cricket fraternity of Trinidad and Tobago is mourning the death of former national player Sheldon Gomes, who passed away on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He was 69. 

Gomes, who played 55 first-class matches for Trinidad and Tobago, represented Holy Cross College in his youth days and Queen’s Park Cricket Club at senior level.

As a cricketer, Gomes was a fine fielder and a stroke-player of the highest quality.

He scored five hundreds at first-class level and 15 half-centuries in his 2,645 runs with an average of 32.60. 

Gomes’ masterpiece was his 213 against Jamaica in the 1976-77 Shell Shield tournament.

During that season, his best at first-class level, Gomes scored 633 runs at an average of 70.33, with three hundreds. 

His first-class and List-A career spanned 1968 to 1983. 

Gomes is the older brother of former West Indies star Larry Gomes.

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