Alford Ferdinand Christopher Corriette: The West Indies Cricketer Who Made His Mark
Alford Ferdinand Christopher Corriette (23 August 1948 – 2 January 2023) was a talented cricketer hailing from the West Indies, known for his contributions to the game during his career from 1972 to 1976. This right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler showcased his skills in 24 matches while representing both the Combined Islands and the Leeward Islands.
In his illustrious first-class cricket career, Corriette demonstrated his prowess with 44 wickets and a commendable total of 851 runs. One of the standout moments of his career was when he achieved a remarkable feat by scoring 81 runs against the formidable touring Australian cricket team in 1973.
Life Beyond Cricket
After bidding farewell to his cricketing career, Corriette embarked on a new journey that took him to the United States in 1982. In his adopted homeland, he pursued a different path, making a living as a skilled plumber and electrician in the vibrant city of New York.
Corriette’s transition from the cricket pitch to the bustling streets of New York exemplified his versatility and adaptability. While he may have left the professional cricketing world behind, his legacy as a cricketer continued to resonate with fans and fellow players alike.
A Final Farewell
Alford Ferdinand Christopher Corriette’s contributions to the world of cricket and his subsequent pursuit of a new career in the United States left an enduring mark on those who knew him. Sadly, on 2 January 2023, Corriette’s journey came to an end, marking the passing of a cricketer who had made his presence felt on the field and successfully transitioned to a life beyond cricket in the bustling metropolis of New York. His memory lives on, cherished by cricket enthusiasts and remembered as a testament to the diverse paths a sporting career can lead to