Gus Logie
Personal information
Full nameAugustine Lawrence Logie
Born (1960-09-28) 28 September 1960 (age 61)
Sobo, Trinidad and Tobago
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 177)23 February 1983 v India
Last Test25 July 1991 v England
ODI debut19 December 1981 v Pakistan
Last ODI3 April 1993 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1978–1992Trinidad and Tobago
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 52 158 157 188
Runs scored 2,470 2,809 7,682 3,606
Batting average 35.79 28.95 35.07 29.31
100s/50s 2/16 1/14 13/40 2/17
Top score 130 109* 171 109*
Balls bowled 7 24 289 72
Wickets 0 0 3 2
Bowling average 42.66 27.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/2 2/1
Catches/stumpings 57/– 61/– 106/1 75/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 18 October 2010

Augustine Lawrence Logie (born 28 September 1960), commonly known as Gus Logie, is a former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and is currently an international cricket coach.

Logie played in the dominant West Indies team of the 1980s as a batsman, though he was almost equally well known as a strong fielder. He made 52 Test appearances and played in 158 One Day Internationals, scoring three international centuries.

Career

Born and raised in the village of La Brea, Logie enjoyed a successful career with the Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies. He played for T&T from 1978 to 1992 and went on to captain the side in 1990. He earned the distinction of being chosen as Man of the Match despite him neither batting or bowling in an ODI against Pakistan on 28 November 1986. Adjudicators awarded him for his three catches and two run-outs, which helped The West Indies dismiss Pakistan for 143. With this, he also became the first cricketer to win a Man of the Match award for fielding.[1][2] Logie was part of the West Indies squad that finished as losing finalists in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was not in the final XI for the final, although he again starred as a fielder, taking a catch as a substitute.[3]

His 52 Test matches returned two centuries, including his career best 130 against India in April 1983.[4][5] Among his most important Test innings were his scores of 81 and 95 not out against England at Lord's in 1988. These won him the man of the match award, and he rescued the West Indies from 54 for 5 in the first innings, setting up a victory.[6] Logie also rescued the West Indies in the Third Test against England in 1990 when his team were 103 for 8, making 98 and helping to earn a draw when the West Indies looked likely to go 2-0 down in a series which they eventually won 2-1.[7]

Logie coached the West Indies U-15 team to victory in the 2000 Costcutter U15 World Challenge.[8] He then coached the Canadian cricket team during the 2003 Cricket World Cup where they defeated Bangladesh. He was thereafter appointed coach of the Windies, who eventually won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy under his charge. After leaving the West Indies, Logie went on take over as coach of the Bermuda national cricket team. With Logie in tow, the Bermudian side qualified for the 2007 Cricket World Cup in his native West Indies. This was historic being Bermuda's first ever showing at a Cricket World Cup.[9][10]

During December 2010 Logie was appointed as the coach of the Jamaican national cricket team.[11] Logie saw the Jamaican side to win the 2011 edition of the West Indian Regional Four Day Competition.[12]

During August 2014 Logie was appointed as the coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team. Logie eventually saw the twin island side to consecutive triumphs in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Regional Super 50 tournament.[10][13]

In 2017 Logie was appointed as the assistant coach of the West Indies women's cricket team. He was eventually named as the Windies Women head coach in 2019.[14]

Logie was bestowed with the Trinidad and Tobago Sportsman of the Year Award in 1988. He was also honoured with the Humming Bird Medal Silver in 1993 for his service to sport in Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Gus Logie". cricketcountry.com. Cricket Country.
  2. ^ "2nd Match, Champions Trophy at Sharjah, Nov 28 1986". CricInfo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Full Scorecard of India vs West Indies, Final". CricInfo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "India in West Indies Test Series – 4th Test West Indies v India". CricInfo. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  5. ^ M. Hussain, S. (3 May 2020). "CRICKET: GETTING ON THE GUS MEMORY BUS". dawn.com. Dawn.
  6. ^ "Full Scorecard of West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, 1988". CricInfo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Full Scorecard of West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, 1989-90". CricInfo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Cork and Thorpe suffer pay cut". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 15 August 2000.
  9. ^ "Cricket: Kamau Leverock On T20 Qualifier". bernews.com. Bernews. 29 October 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Gus Logie appointed new coach of Trinidad and Tobago". cricketcountry.com. Cricket Country. 9 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Logie happy doing his part in development of the game". stabroeknews.com. Stabroek News. 25 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Jamaica claim fourth successive title". cricinfo.com. Cricinfo. 10 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Doubters silenced! - Says Logie". stabroeknews.com. Stabroek News. 26 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Gus Logie named interim coach of West Indies women's team". jamaica.loopnews.com. Loop News. 18 October 2019.