Camacho’s ashes buried at Bourda, Guyana


Steven Camacho – storied career.

CC20151105-Steven CamachoSteven Camacho, the former Guyana and West Indies opening batsman, who died Oct. 2 in Antigua at 69 was buried last Sunday at the famous Bourda cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana, where the West Indies won their first ever Test in February 1930 against England.

A memorial service at Georgetown Cricket Club where he started his career was attended by several cricketers and former executives of several clubs.

As a teenager Camacho played alongside his father George Camacho and followed in his footsteps in representing Guyana.

He started his career playing for St. Stanislaus College in Georgetown and in his final year was appointed captain. He played for Guyana Colts against Australia in 1965 scoring a brilliant 157 and made his first-class debut against Australia at Bourda ground that year.

He appeared in 76 first-class matches scoring 4,079 runs with seven centuries and made his Test debut for the West Indies in 1968 and played in 11 Tests during 1968-71 scoring 640 runs.

He retired in 1979 and served as manager for the West Indies team and later as a selector, secretary and then the first full-time employee of the West Indies Cricket Board as CEO.

Camacho was also the author of the book Cricket at Bourda, Celebrating the Georgetown Cricket Club, which was published in January 2007.

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