St. Kitts Cricket Association mourns the loss of a legendary cricketer

Leroy Coury in center

ZIZ News…Oct 24, 2012 — The St. Kitts Cricket Association has learnt with sadness of the passing on 22nd October 2012 of the former Leeward Islands and St. Kitts Cricketer Mr. Leroy Coury.

Mr. Coury first represented St. Kitts as a leg break and googly bowler in the 1958 Leeward Islands Tournament which was played in St. Kitts. He was a permanent member of the St. Kitts Cricket Team until his retirement from the regional game in 1969. He was a key member of the St. Kitts teams which dominated Leeward Islands cricket in the 1960s. He bowled St. Kitts to many victories in that decade. He was a true master of the art and guile of legspin bowling.

Along with left arm spinner Edgar Gilbert this duo formed the most formidable spin combination to have ever played in Leewards Island Tournaments.

Leroy Coury also represented the Leeward Islands Cricket Team in Regional and International Cricket Matches. He last represented the Leeward Islands Cricket Team at Warner Park against the touring Australian Cricket Team in 1965.

After his retirement Mr. Coury retained an active interest in the game and through his business he assisted many young cricketers with financial support, cricket gear and advice.

Up to the time of his passing Mr. Coury was a member of the St. Kitts Cricket Association.

The President and other Executive Members of the St. Kitts Cricket Association and the entire membership of the Cricket Association wish to extend sincere condolences to his wife Helen, his sons Christopher and Marlon and the entire Coury Family.

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