Nurse was ‘special’

Sey mour Nurse (Photo via The Guardian)
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(Barbados Nation) The iconic Sir Garfield Sobers has hailed the late Seymour Nurse as a special talent who made a “great contribution to Barbados and West Indies’ cricket”.

Sir Garfield, who featured in four century partnerships with Nurse in Test cricket, told THE NATION his long-time mate was a dedicated cricketer and fine all-round sportsman.

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“It is very sad to hear of the passing of Seymour, who has given so much not only in cricket but in football as well. I never saw him play football but the reports about him on the football field have been glowing. He was a tremendous goalscorer, so he was a good sportsman,” Sir Garfield said.

Nurse, one of the batting stars of Barbados and West Indies cricket in the 1960s, passed away on Monday at the age of 85.

Sir Garfield said Nurse was a dedicated cricketer, who scored heavily in the Barbados Cricket League (BCL) before earning recognition at a time when it was difficult to make the national team.

Read more at: Barbados Nation

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