Windies stalwart Seymour Nurse has breathed his last at the Queen’s Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados on Tuesday (May 7). The former cricketer was suffering from a longtime illness.
In 1960, after making his Test debut against England, Nurse further found a mention in prestigious Wisden Five Cricketers of the Year (1987).
According, to the local media, Nurse has left behind twin daughters – Cherylanne Nurse and Roseanne to mourn.
The pall of gloom descended upon the cricketing fraternity as the legendary batsman has passed away.
Desmond Haynes on his coach:
“My coach, my mentor. We all from the Holders Hill area love this man. We used to walk like Seymour, bat-like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory,” wrote Desmond Haynes, former Carribean opener his official Facebook page.
Seymour has also served as a Barbados selector for cricket and a coach apart from working as a long-standing cricket coach at the National Sports Council (NSC).
Pertinently, Seymour had played a significant role in guiding veterans of the game including Malcolm Marshall and Roland Holder.
Also, Nurse has nursed Carlisle Best, Sherwin Campbell, Dwayne Smith and Pedro Collins
Until 2009, Seymour has given tips to the youngsters. He has backed the fresh pool of talented players to make it big in the foreseeable future.
The explosive sort of batsman, Seymour has represented Windies team in 29 Tests. However, owing to unavoidable circumstances, the Nurse’s career has come to a halt.
The late prominent batsman Nurse has played a quintessential role during his Test stint back in the 1960s.
Known for his acrobatics on the field, Nurse has further carved out a niche in the domestic fold. The Test specialist has represented the Caribbean national team between 1960 and 1969. He scored 2,523 runs at an average of 47.60.
During his 54 Test innings, Nurse has slammed 10 half-centuries and six hundreds apart from taking 21 catches during his international career.