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Arthur Maynard

Arthur Maynard Nickname
Date of Birth February 28th, 1909 , died November 16th, 1959 (aged 50)
Place of Birth Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago
Caps/Goals6    ( 0 goals)
Last ClubPrisons (1934)
Previous ClubsEverton

It is difficult to determine at which game, cricket or football, Arthur Maynard reached the highest class.

What is certain is that this fine sportsman was a brilliant performer at both games and could have played cricket for the West Indies with some luck, and consideration by the selectors. Maynard had already made a name for himself with the great Everton football team, for whom himself and Alfred Charles stood out like giants in the defence, when the M.C.C. arrived for a series in the West Indies, under the captaincy of R.E.S. Wyatt.

In the Trinidad MCC match at the Oval, Maynard hit a brilliant 200 not out in the home team's total of 371 for seven declared, a performance that should have put him in the team for the second Test. This was not to be and the disappointment led to Maynard's departure from cricket at that level. He continued to play for Shannon in club cricket with much success but his job as a teacher gave him little time to go beyond that level and his career faded away, to the misfortune of Trinidad's cricket.

As a footballer, Maynard was an outstanding fullback. With Charles he became a household name and the two brought fame to Everton, especially through their exciting encounters with Maple. When Everton was suspended from first division football in 1933, Maynard, like some other teammates, joined Prisons, where he taught for a while, and they took that team to great heights in the mid 1930's. Teaching commanded Maynard's interest in his later years but he kept up with sporting events whenever he could. Trinidadians who saw him bat still believe he would have been a top West Indies cricketer had he been given the chance.
(T&T Sports Hall of Fame bio)

Honors for Arthur
  • Trinidad & Tobago's Sports Hall of Fame in 1984

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