Albert Padmore was a former West Indian cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team in one Test match in 1957. He was born on September 20, 1926, in Barbados.
Padmore was a right-arm fast bowler who was known for his raw pace and ability to generate swing off the pitch. He played first-class cricket for Barbados and took 167 wickets at an average of 22.58, with eight five-wicket hauls to his name.
Padmore’s only Test appearance came against England in Kingston, Jamaica in 1957. He took two wickets in the match, dismissing Tom Graveney and Peter Richardson.
In addition to his cricketing talents, Padmore was also a talented footballer, playing for the Barbados national team in international matches.
After his playing days were over, Padmore worked as a coach and mentor to young cricketers in Barbados. He was also involved in community development initiatives, using sport as a tool to create opportunities for young people in his local area.
Albert Padmore was a highly respected cricketer and community leader, admired for his dedication to his sport and his commitment to helping others. His contributions to cricket and community development in Barbados will always be remembered.