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Nurse to receive Official Funeral

BGIS,

Added 13 May 2019

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Seymour Nurse (FILE)

Legendary Barbados and West Indies cricketer, Seymour Nurse, will be accorded an Official Funeral on Friday, May 17, at Kensington Oval.

Members of the public are invited to pay their respects at the service, which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The body will repose for viewing at Empire Club, Pavilion Road, St Michael, on Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. and at Cricket Legends of Barbados, Fontabelle, St Michael, on Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The public is invited to sign the condolence books which will be opened at the viewings.

Nurse played 29 Tests for the West Indies between 1960 and 1969. The middle-order batsman made his debut against England in 1960 and in 1966, during the West Indies tour of England. In that series, he scored 501 runs in five Tests, including four fifties and a hundred. Following this performance, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967.

In addition to cricket, Nurse was a coach with the National Sports Council, a member of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Board of Management, a national selector and a manager of the Barbados senior and youth teams.

Nurse passed away on Monday, May 6, at the age of 85, after a long illness. (BGIS)

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