Frank de Caires
|Full name:||Francis Ignatius de Caires|
|Born:||12 May 1909, Guyana|
|Died:||02 Feb 1959, Guyana|
|Bowling:||Right-arm (unknown style)|
|Teams:||Guyana (FC: 1929-1938); West Indies (Test: 1930); All teams|
|Club:||Georgetown Cricket Club|
|School:||St Stanislaus College, Georgetown|
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Francis Ignatius (Frank) de Caires - A sound right-handed batsman, Frank de Caires was born in Guyana on May 12, 1909 and died there on February 2, 1959, aged 49. Though his career spanned the years from 1929 to 1938, he had only sporadic appearances after February 1931. His made his first-class debut for Guyana, against Trinidad in Port-of-Spain in 1929, a match the home side won comfortably in spite of de Caires top-scoring in the visitor’s first innings.
When England toured the Caribbean in 1930, de Caires was selected for three of the four Tests, including the inaugural one by the West Indies on home soil. Played in Bridgetown, Barbados in January 1930, he performed admirably by scoring 80 runs in the first innings and 70 more in the second to earn his side a creditable draw. Later that year he was selected for the first tour of Australia by a West Indian Test side but did not play in any of the five Test matches. (Wikipedia)
The 1930 Test series in the West Indies provided Guyana with more places than hitherto. In the first Test at Barbados, Frank de Caires, a brilliant batsman from the Georgetown Cricket Club, had two of the most beautiful innings ever seen on the ground. He made 80 and 70. De Caires also played at Port-of-Spain, making a duck and 45. In the fourth Test in Jamaica de Caires had moderate knocks of 21 and 16. (Umpire Cecil Kippins)
Francis de Caires attended and represented the Roman Catholic Jesuit boarding school Stonyhurst College in England from 1924 to 1927. His family was successful in business in Guyana. He himself was a director of De Caires Bro Ltd in Georgetown. His father, Salvador de Caires was a commission merchant and governing director of De Caires Bros Ltd.