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List of famous athletes from British West Indies, listed alphabetically with photos when available. British West Indies has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best British West Indies athletes of all time, so if you're a native of British West Indies and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from British West Indies then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of athletes like Patrick Patterson and Jerome Taylor.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British West Indies athletes?" and "Which athletes are from British West Indies?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of British West Indies in order to get more information about each one.

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Chris Gayle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays ...more

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Garfield Sobers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers AO OCC, also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's ...more

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies, and captained them in 14 ...more

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Clive Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO is a former West Indies cricketer. In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to ...more

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Courtney Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ is a former international cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is best known for a remarkable ...more

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Kieron Pollard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Kieron Adrian Pollard is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies. An aggressive all-rounder, Pollard provides medium-fast pace bowling and big-hitting from the middle-order. After ...more

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Malcolm Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Malcolm Denzil Marshall was a West Indian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is regarded as one of the finest and fastest pacemen ever to have played Test cricket. His Test bowling ...more

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Joel Garner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Joel Garner, also known as "Big Joel" or "Big Bird", is a former West Indian cricketer, and a member of the highly regarded late 1970s and early '80s West Indies cricket ...more

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Gordon Greenidge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge MBE is a former member of the West Indies cricket team. Greenidge was an opening batsman for the West Indies. He began his Test career against India at M. Chinnaswamy ...more

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Curtly Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose is a former cricketer from Antigua who played 98 Test matches for the West Indies. A fast bowler, he took 405 Test wickets at an average of 20.99 and topped the ...more

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Andy Roberts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton "Andy" Roberts, KNH is a former Antiguan and West Indian cricketer. He was a fast bowler, twice taking seven wickets in an innings of a Test match. In ...more

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Dwayne Bravo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Dwayne James John Bravo is a West Indian cricketer. A genuine all-rounder, Bravo is an right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He is known for his death bowling and aggressive ...more

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Michael Holding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Michael Anthony Holding is a former West Indian cricketer. One of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering Death" by umpires due to his quiet ...more

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Alvin Kallicharran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Alvin Isaac Kallicharran is a former West Indian batsman of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played from 1972 to 1981. Kallicharran was born in Georgetown, British Guiana. His brother Derek played ...more

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Devon Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Devon Sheldon Smith is a cricketer who represents the West Indies. His primary role within the team is as an opening or top order left-handed batsman, he has bowled right arm off breaks in his ...more

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Fidel Edwards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Fidel Henderson Edwards is a West Indian cricketer and is the half brother of Pedro Collins. A pace bowler, his round-arm action greatly resembles that of former fast bowler Jeff Thomson. He was ...more

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Tino Best is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Tino la Bertram Best is a West Indian cricketer. Standing 5 feet 8 inches, Tino Best is a fast and aggressive right-arm bowler. Since 2002, he has played domestic cricket for his native ...more

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Ravi Rampaul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Ravindranath Rampaul is a West Indian cricketer. He is the first quick bowler of Indian descent to represent West Indies at international level, playing Tests, One Day Internationals and ...more

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Marlon Samuels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels is a West Indian cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle order batsman. Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut ...more

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Desmond Haynes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Desmond Leo Haynes is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1991. Haynes formed a formidable partnership with Gordon Greenidge for the West Indies ...more

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Dwayne Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Dwayne Romel Smith is a cricketer who has represented the West Indies. The all-rounder, he is known as an aggressive and powerful right-handed batsman, bowls medium pace, and is also an athletic ...more

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Lendl Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Lendl Mark Platter Simmons is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman, an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler and a part-time wicket-keeper. A prominent junior cricketer, he ...more

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Carlton Baugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Carlton Seymour Baugh is a Jamaican cricketer. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman and bowls a leg break googly, however, he usually occupies the position of wicketkeeper. His Test debut came ...more

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Denesh Ramdin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Denesh Ramdin is a West Indian cricketer of Indian descent from Trinidad. He is a right-handed batsman who generally occupies the position of wicket-keeper. Domestically, Ramdin has played for ...more

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Daren Ganga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Daren Ganga is a West Indian cricketer of East Indian descent. He is a right-handed top order batsman and part-time right-arm offbreak bowler. After debuting as a 19-year old he has found ...more

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Jerome Taylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Jerome Everton Taylor is a Jamaican born West Indian cricketer. He led the fast bowling attack comprising Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell and Ian Bradshaw at the World Cup. The West Indies qualified ...more

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Jimmy Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
James Clive "Jimmy" Adams is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career. He was a steady left-handed batsman, useful left-arm ...more

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Ottis Gibson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Ottis Delroy Gibson is a cricket coach and former player from Barbados. A pace bowler and exploiter of the older cricket ball for the West Indies, Gibson is now the temporary bowling coach for ...more

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Floyd Reifer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Floyd Lamonte Reifer is a Barbadian cricketer. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. Reifer has played six Tests and eight One Day Internationals for the ...more

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Phil Simmons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Philip Verant Simmons is the coach of the West Indies cricket team and a former all-round cricketer who played as an opening batsman a useful bowler and a slip fielder.

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Ryan Hinds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Ryan O'Neal Hinds is a West Indian cricketer. He is a left-hand batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Hinds made his debut for Barbados during the 1998 Commonwealth Games, aged just 17. ...more

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Narsingh Deonarine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Narsingh Deonarine is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity. He is a left-handed batsman who bowls a right-arm off break. He made his debut for Guyana at the age of 17, and after ...more

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Xavier Marshall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Xavier Melbourne Marshall is a West Indies cricketer. He is a batsman and a talented fielder. However in recent years he has failed to live up to his previous reputation as a promising young ...more

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Sylvester Clarke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sylvester Theophilus Clarke was a West Indian cricketer who played 11 Tests and 10 One Day Internationals.

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Carl Hooper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Carl Llewellyn Hooper is a former West Indian cricket player and captain.

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Rawl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Rawl Nicholas Lewis is a West Indian cricketer. Statistically, he is one of the most ineffective Test bowlers of recent times. Lewis is a right-handed batsman and bowls a legbreak googly. Having ...more

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Sewnarine Chattergoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sewnarine Chattergoon is a Guyanese cricketer of Indian descent who made his début for the West Indies against Zimbabwe on their 2006 tour.

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Daren Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Daren Brent Lyle Powell is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Jamaica. A right-arm fast medium bowler, he has played Test matches and One Day Internationals for the West ...more

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Dave Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Dave Mohammed is a West Indian cricketer. He is a left-arm chinaman bowler, and bats left-handed. Having played only three first-class matches for Trinidad and Tobago, Mohammed was called up to ...more

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Anderson Cummins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Anderson Cleophas Cummins is a former international cricketer who represented both the West Indies and Canada. He was primarily a fast-medium bowler. Having made his name playing for Barbados, ...more

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George Kerr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
George Ezekiel Kerr was a Jamaican athlete who competed in the 400 metres and 800 metres twice making the Olympic Games final in the latter event. He was born in Hanover Parish, Maryland, and ...more

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Darren Sammy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Darren Sammy Darren Julius Garvey Sammy is a Saint Lucian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He is a right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler. On making his One Day ...more

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Gus Logie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Augustine Lawrence Logie is a former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and is currently an international cricket coach. Logie played in the dominant West Indies team of the 1980s as ...more

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Runako Morton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Runako Morton Runako Shakur Morton was a Nevisian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-handed offbreak bowler. A lively, often unpredictable character, Morton was expelled from the West Indian ...more

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Ian Bishop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Ian Raphael Bishop is a former West Indian cricketer who represented his team between 1989 and 1998. He reached 100 test wickets in only 21 Test matches. A powerful fast bowler with a talent for ...more

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Omari Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Omari Banks Omari Ahmed Clement Banks is an Anguillan musician and former cricketer, who appeared in 10 Test matches for the West Indies, as well as domestic matches for the Leeward Islands. In 2011, Banks ...more

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Richie Richardson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sir Richard Benjamin Richardson is a retired West Indies cricketer and a former captain of the West Indian cricket team. He was a flamboyant batsman and superb player of fast bowling. He was ...more

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Faoud Bacchus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Sheik Faoud Ahamul Fasiel Bacchus is a cricket player for the West Indies and the United States. A right-handed batsman, he made his Test match debut for the West Indies aged 24 in the 1977/78 ...more

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Junior Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Junior Murray Junior Randalph Murray is a West Indian cricketer. One of a handful of Grenadians to play Test cricket for the West Indies, Junior Murray was a wicketkeeper batsman. He started his domestic ...more

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Rohan Kanhai is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from British West Indies
Rohan Bholalall Kanhai is a former Guyanese cricketer who represented the West Indies in 79 Test matches. He is widely considered as one of the best batsmen of the 1960s. Kanhai featured in ...more