Former  Barbados wicket-keeper Darnley Boxill dies at 78

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 10 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Former successful Empire top division captain and Barbados wicket-keeper Darnley Boxill has died at the age of 78.

Boxill played 15 first-class matches between 1964 and 1972 and boasted of 42 victims behind the stumps including 28 catches and 14 stumpings.

He was a member of the champion Barbados Shell Shield team in 1972 under the captaincy of David Holford, who passed in May this year.

Boxill was the Empire captain when the famous Bank Hall club won the BCA Division 1 Cup in 1970 and 1971.

In the early 1990s, Boxill invented and developed a cricket scoring system, which enabled computerised ball-by-ball analysis of each player’s performances.

Boxill was also a cricket coach. In addition, he was the manager of the Barbados Under-19 team when they won the Nortel Championship at home in 1999.