Patrick "Peter" Lashley started out as a middle-order batsman who later in his career became an opener. He was considered one of Barbados's most talented batsmen, scoring 3,932 runs in 85 matches – his highest score being 204. He was also an outstanding close fielder. He made his Test debut in the famous Tied Test against Australia in 1960. Lashley's highest score playing for the West Indies was 49 at Nottingham in England in 1966. After retiring, he became heavily involved in cricket administration as a Barbados selector, manager and member of the board of the Barbados Cricket Association.