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Nicholas Walters WBA Featherweight Champion (Jamaican)

Nicholas Walters WBA Featherweight Champion

Nicholas Walters was born on January 04, 1986 in Montego Bay Jamaica and is the son of retired boxer Job Walters. Nicholas attended the Roehampton Primary and Anchovy High School and began boxing at the age of four.

Conrad Hunte: A classy batsman and a good human being of strong moral character

This 1963 photo shows Conrad Hunte padding up for some batting practice at Alf Glover's Cricket School in London © Getty Images

Conrad Hunte, born on May 9, 1932, was one of the greatest West Indian openers. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at an unsung hero of the calypso nation.

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Curtly Ambrose 8 for 45, the spell elevated him to the league of the greats

Curtly Ambrose finished with a career-best eight for 45 and match figures of 10 for 127 © Getty Images

On April 10, 1990 Curtly Ambrose picked up a career-best 8 for 45 to demolish England at Kensington Oval. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at one of the most stellar bowling performances from Ambrose that helped West Indies level the series.

“Pride wouldn’t allow us to let England beat us at home” – Curtly Ambrose.

Garry Sobers provides glimpses of his greatness to come on his Test debut

Garry Sobers had analysis of 28.5-9-75-4 in the England first innings on his Test debut © Getty Images

Gary Sobers, arguably the greatest cricketer of all times, made his Test debut on March 30, 1954. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at the stepping-stone of an amazing career.

West Indies had won the first two Tests of the 1953-54 home series, but England clawed their way back to win the third Test. After a drawn fourth Test, the teams met at Kingston for the crucial final Test. To quote EW Swanton, “a slim, remarkably loose-limbed left-hander” made his debut in that Test.

Garry Sobers’s declaration turned Port-of-Spain into Port-of-Pain for West Indies!

Garry Sobers was hauled over the coals for his sporting declaration which led to England winning the Test © Getty Images

On March 19, 1968 Garry Sobers made an extremely curious declaration against England. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at a decision that cost West Indies a Test and a series at home.

Colin Croft: The meanest of the West Indian fast bowling terrors

From 27 Tests, Colin Croft took 125 wickets at 23.30 and a strike-rate of 49.3 © Getty Images

There was Andy Roberts, shrewd, aggressive and vicious. There was Michael Holding, lithe, lethal and express. There was Joel Garner, accurate, miserly and destructive. And above everyone, there was Malcolm Marshall, the complete package, and arguably the greatest fast bowler of all time. But the meanest of the pack? That had to be Colin Croft.

Lawrence Rowe’s 302: A mix of grace, power and efficiency

In 2004, Lawrence Rowe’s 302 was voted the best innings by a Jamaican, ahead of Headley’s 223 and 107 © Getty Images

On March 10, 1974 Lawrence Rowe sculpted what was arguably the most elegant Test triple-hundred of all time. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at an enchanting innings that combined grace, power, and efficiency at the same time.

Sammy Guillen - West Indies and New Zealand Cricketer

Sammy Guillen presents Man-of-the-Match award to Yannic Carriah, WI v Sri Lanka, ICC Under-19 W C, Christchurch, Jan 29, 2010

Simpson (Sammy) Clairmonte Guillen (24 September 1924–1 March 2013. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, was one of the few men to have played Test cricket for two countries. He played five Tests for the West Indies and three for New Zealand in the 1950s, one of which was the New Zealand team's first victory, over the West Indies.

Lewis Hamilton Formula One Racing Car Driver

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE, born on January 07, 1985 is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team.

Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire to a black father and a white mother Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One". His father Anthony, whose parents immigrated from Grenada in the West Indies in the 1950's, and his mother Carmen divorced when Lewis was about two years old.

Nick DeLeon soccer player for DC United is the son of Trinidadian Leroy DeLeon

Nick DeLeon

Nick DeLeon soccer player for DC United is the son of Trinidadian Leroy DeLeon who played for the Trinidadian played for the Washington Darts and later the Diplomats in the North American Soccer League in the 1970s.

Current Club: D.C. United
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 07-17-1990
Birthplace: Pheonix, AZ

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