West Indies Cricket Mourns the Loss of Legendary Batter Joe Solomon at the Age of 93

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Joe Solomon, former West Indies and Guyana batter, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Solomon played 27 Tests for West Indies between 1958 and 1965, scoring 1326 runs at an average of 34. He began his first-class cricket career at 26 and quickly proved his abilities with three centuries in his first three innings. Solomon is best remembered for his role in the tied Test against Australia at the Gabba in 1960, where he made useful runs and also caught Ian Meckiff short of his crease, resulting in the first ever tied Test. Additionally, his batting on that tour is also remembered for a minor controversy in the second Test at the MCG when he was out hit-wicket as his cap fell on the stumps.

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