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Spartan stalwart George Linton passes on

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

Added 14 August 2014

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GEORGE LINTON, one of Barbados’ most popular cricketers and coaches, died early today at his Friendship, St Michael home, his brother Louis told THE NATION. Linton, 57, a long-standing coach at the National Sports Council, played 26 first-class matches as a leg-spinning all-rounder. He scored 734 runs at an average of 25.31 with a highest score of 83 and captured 78 wickets at 29.75 apiece after making his first-class debut in 1982 against the Windward Islands. Linton, who also represented the West Indies Under-19 team in 1976 against Young England, took five wickets in an innings on five occasions, including career-best figures of five for 35 against Guyana at Kensington Oval in 1983. A stalwart of local club, Spartan, Linton served as a coach for the Barbados Under-15 team as well as a selector for the national youth teams after his cricket career ended. He also had a stint as chairman of the senior selection panel before resigning from the post a few years ago. (EZS)  

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