Peter Lashley, Barbadian cricketer, Died at 86


Patrick Douglas Lashley (11 February 1937 – 4 September 2023), known as Peter Lashley: Barbadian Cricketer

Patrick Douglas Lashley, popularly known as Peter Lashley, was a distinguished cricketer from Barbados who made significant contributions to the sport. Here are the highlights of his career:


  • Lashley was a versatile cricketer, starting as a middle-order batsman and later transitioning to an opening batsman.
  • His cricket career spanned from 1958 to 1975, during which he represented Barbados in domestic cricket.
  • Notably, Lashley achieved his highest score of 204 against Guyana during the 1966-67 season, showcasing his skill as a batsman.

International Involvement:

  • Lashley had the privilege of representing the West Indies in international cricket, participating in four Tests during the 1960s.
  • He toured Australia in 1960-61 and England in 1966 as part of the West Indian team.
  • Although he wasn’t able to firmly establish himself in the Test side, he had the opportunity to face off against top cricketing nations.

Memorable Cricket Moment:

  • In an intriguing Test match, Geoffrey Boycott, a prominent English cricketer, mentioned Lashley as the bowler who dismissed him. Boycott even noted Lashley as the worst bowler ever to dismiss him in Test cricket.
  • Boycott’s dismissal by Lashley occurred during the Fourth Test at Leeds in 1966.


  • Peter Lashley, the Barbadian cricketer, passed away in Barbados on 4 September 2023, reaching the age of 86.

Peter Lashley’s cricketing journey, from domestic success to representing the West Indies in Tests, has left a lasting mark on the sport and is remembered by cricket enthusiasts and fans of the game.