Former Barbados captain Arthur Bethell dies at 82

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 21 – – Former Barbados captain Arthur Bethell died suddenly today at the age of 82.

A left-hand batsman and left-arm medium-pace bowler, Bethell played 16 first-class matches between 1964 and 1970. He scored 496 runs including four half-centuries, at an average of 26.10 and took 10 wickets (Ave: 39.10). His highest score was 84 not out.

Bethell captained Barbados in the 1969 Shell Shield Championship. He played for the Barbados Colts as well.

A prominent member of Pickwick Club, he captained the team in the BCA First division Championship when they were based at Kensington Oval. He was also president, 1982-83 to 1991-92.

Bethell’s son, Graham, played for the Barbados Under-19 team as a batsman in the early 1980s, while his grandson, Jacob, an all-rounder, represented Barbados junior teams before turning out for the England Under-19s and currently Warwickshire County Club.