Seymour Nurse was an outstanding middle-order batsman whose first and last Test centuries were both doubles. While he made his Test debut in 1960, he did not fully establish himself until the 1966 tour of England when he was one of nine Barbadians on the trip. After his 258 against New Zealand in Christchurch that followed 168 in the first match of the series at Auckland, he surprisingly retired from Test cricket when it was felt he was at the top of his game in 1969. He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967. Nurse played 141 first-class matches scoring 9,489. Like so many of the icons and legends, his career was also marked in administration, serving as a Barbados team manager, coach and Barbados Cricket Association board member.