Courtney Walsh Height, Weight, Age, Records, Facts & More

Courtney Walsh

Real NameCourtney Andrew Walsh OJ
NicknameCuddy, Mark, Duracell, Two C's (along with Curtly Ambrose)
ProfessionFormer West Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 197 cm
in meters- 1.97 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 5½”
Weightin Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 10 January 1985 against Sri Lanka at Hobart
Test- 9 November 1984 against Australia at Perth
Jersey NumberN/A
Domestic/State TeamGloucestershire County Cricket Club (Gloucestershire CCC)
Jamaica cricket team
Nature on fieldCalm
Likes to play againstNot Known
Favourite deliveryNot Known
Records (main ones)• He became the highest wicket taker in Test Cricket, breaking the record of Kapil Dev's 434 wickets, later Sharne Warne broke this record.
• In 2001, he was the first bowler ever to reach 500 wicket mark in International Cricket.
• In Batting, he holds the record for most ducks in Test Cricket (43), he also holds the record of most number of not-outs in Test Cricket.
• He holds the record of bowling most balls (30,019) by any fast bowler in Test Cricket.
Career Turning PointIn 1979 when he took 10 wickets in an innings in School Cricket.
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 October 1962
Age (as in 2015)53 Years
Birth PlaceKingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
NationalityWest Indian
HometownMolynes Road, in the Half Way Tree area of Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.
SchoolNot Known
College N/A
Educational QualificationsHigher Seconary
FamilyFather- Eric Walsh
Mother- Joan Wollaston
Brothers- Not Known
Sisters- Not Known
Coach/MentorNot Known
AddressNot Known
HobbiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Player Pele (Football)
Favourite FoodNot Known
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Money Factor
Net WorthNot Known

Courtney Walsh

Some lesser known facts about Courtney Walsh

  • Does Courtney Walsh Smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Courtney Walsh drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • In December 1986 against Sri Lanka, Walsh took 5 wickets giving away only 1 run in 2 overs. This was his only five-wicket haul in an ODI.
  • He had the batting average of only 7 runs and highest score of 30 runs both in ODI & Test format.
  • He along with Curtly Ambrose took 421 wickets from 49 Test matches, they are considered as the best ever opening bowler partners in the history of Cricket. Courtney Walsh & Curtly Ambrose
  • He is considered as a player who played with a true gentleman spirit. An example of which many people still remember is when he had a chance to mankad (running out batsmen when non stricker’s end batsmen runs before bowler bowls) Saleem Jaffar but he chose not to do so (as it is not considered as in true sportsmanship) (Incident: Jaffar the non-striker’s end ran before Walsh bowled his delivery, Walsh stopped after running up and bowled again without mankading Jaffar) when Pakistan only needed 2 runs to qualify for the Semi’s of 1987 World Cup, West Indies went on to lose that match but Walsh won hearts of Cricket fans for that incident.
  • He is considered the fittest fast bowler ever, he is known for giving his 100% in every match.
  • His career in International Cricket lasted for 17 years, which is considered extremely good for a fast bowler.
  • He became more dangerous bowler with his increasing age, during late 90’s, Walsh was considered as the most difficult bowler to score runs.
  • He owns a restaurant named CuddyZ’ in Jamaica.
  • Walsh never married, he has 3 children from his girlfriend and he lives with his mother, he says he loved to cook food for her mother.