John Trim
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John Trim
John Trim
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 34
Runs scored 21 386
Batting average 5.25 11.69
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 12 78*
Balls bowled 794 unknown
Wickets 18 95
Bowling average 16.16 30.32
5 wickets in innings 1 4
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 5/34 7/80
Catches/stumpings 2/0 17/0
Source: CricInfo,

John Trim (25 January 1915 - 12 November 1960) was a West Indian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1948 to 1952. A barrel-chested right-arm fast medium bowler and right-handed batsman from Berbice, British Guiana,[1] Trim's brief international career yielded 18 wickets at one of the lowest bowling averages of any completed career - 16.16 runs-per-wicket. His overall first class career was also short: thirty-four matches for British Guiana in which he took 96 wickets and made a solitary half-century with the bat.[2]

Trim's Test debut came during the 1947-48 tour of the West Indies by Gubby Allen's England team. Trim took two wickets for an economical six runs in his first outing, with a further wicket in England's second innings.[3] It was Trim's only match of the series, but he would tour India in January 1949, taking 4/48 and 3/28 in Chennai and 3/69 in Mumbai.[4] He was then selected for the West Indian tour of Australia 1951-52 and took his career-best figures: a maiden five wicket haul of 5/35 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[4]

Trim continued to play cricket in the Caribbean until 1953. He died in New Amsterdam, East Bank Berbice.[2]

Trim was the first Berbician to play Test cricket.


  • George, M. (2012) A time in our history: Berbice Cricket from 1939 to 2012,


  1. ^ George, p. 20.
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: John Trim". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "England tour of West Indies, 1947/48 - 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics / Statsguru / J Trim / Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2014.

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