Clement Neblett

Full name: Clement Everton Neblett Clement Neblett 
Born: 10 Mar 1950, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Guyana
Died: March 2012, St Vincent
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium pacer and off-spinner;
Teams: Guyana U20 (2in: 1969); Demerara (FC: 1973-1975); Guyana (FC, ListA: 1978); Canada (ICC Trophy: 1982-1986); All teams
Clubs: Police Sports Club (Georgetown); Georgetown Cricket Club; Vikings (Toronto); West Indians (Toronto); Grace Church (Toronto);
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Clement Neblett, the third of five male siblings, was a tall all-rounder and an integral part of the Guyana Police team that won four straight Case Cup first division titles from 1971 to 1974.

He made a noteworthy debut for Police as a 19-year-old in 1969, scoring 101 against a Malteenoes Sports Club attack that included wily left-arm spinner Rex Collymore, who represented Guyana an the West Indies. Earlier that year, he had opened the the batting for th Guyana Under-20 team in the Benson and Hedges regional youth tournament.

Over the next five years Neblett scored 10 centuries in Georgetown first division Case Cup matches. He was called to national trials in 1975, but rain ruined the trials and his chances of representing Guyana. He moved to the Georgetown Cricket Club after this and three years later (1978) he made his first class debut for Guyana.

He scored an unbeaten 62 against Jamaica in Montego Bay in his second match for Guyana, and took 8 wickets in his third match, against the Combined Islands at Bourda.

Migrating to Canada in 1978, Neblett spent two years with Vikings which won the second division championship both seasons before joining West Indians which captured the first division crown in 1980 and then Grace Church. His Vikings and Grace Church teammates were ex-police players, Romel Campbell and Francis Waithe.

Neblett captained Canada on a 10-day tour of Ireland in 1981 and was a member of the national side that toured Jamaica three years later and the Toronto & District Cricket Association (TDCA) squad that hosted Marylebone Cricket Club in 1985. He also participated in the 1982 and 1986 International Cricket Council Trophy tournaments in England, leading the team in the latter competition to five wins in eight matches.

Reflecting on his career after retiring in 1990, Neblett – who was the TDCA premier division top wicket-taker in 1985 with 26 (av. 12.69) – singled out innings of 161 against East Bank in 1973 and 80 that led Grace Church past Overseas in the 1986 premier division semi-finals as his most memorable batting performances. Needing 206 for victory in 100 minutes and 20 overs, Police reached the target for the loss of one wicket.

Neblett died of a heart attack in St Vincent while on a business trip. He had lost both legs to a health condition several years before.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana U20 2in 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1
Demerara FC 3 5 2 121 63* 40.33 0 1 0
Guyana FC 3 5 1 121 62* 30.25 0 1 2
All FC 6 10 3 242 63* 34.57 0 2 2
Guyana ListA 2 1 0 10 10 10.00 0 0 0
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Demerara FC 282 9 113 3 2-28 37.66 - 0 0 94.00 2.40
Guyana FC 777 31 321 12 4-70 26.75 - 0 0 64.75 2.48
All FC 1059 40 434 15 4-70 28.93 - 0 0 70.60 2.45
Guyana ListA 120 2 79 1 1-30 79.00 0 0 - 120.00 3.95