Gordon Greenidge gets knighthood

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(Barbados Nation) Former West Indies cricketing great Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge is to be conferred with a knighthood.

In the New Year Honours announced today, he has been accorded Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG).

Born in England, the 68-year-old represented Barbados and Hampshire Cricket Club, but really made his mark in his 17-year-career opening the batting for one of the most dominant West Indies teams, many of those years alongside fellow Barbadian Desmond Haynes.

Greenidge played 108 Test matches and scored 7 588 runs at an average of 44.7, and in 128 One-Day Internationals, he scored 5 134 runs at an average of 45.

The son of the soil has a school named after him at Rock Dundo, St Peter, and he plays a very active role in its maintenance and upkeep.

Read more at: Barbados Nation

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