Legendary Warwickshire and West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs has become the latest former Bear to be presented with the prestigious club accolade of Honorary Life Membership.
Gibbs played for Warwickshire between 1967 and 1973, taking 338 wickets at an average of 24.5 in 109 First Class games, and 60 wickets at 24.46 in 47 List A games for the Bears. He was part of the Warwickshire teams that won the Gillette Cup in 1968 and the County Championship in 1972, and was also named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1972 for his staggering haul of 131 First Class wickets for the Bears in the 1971 season.
Lance is a true Warwickshire legend. He was one of the club’s first overseas players and a tremendous servant to the club over seven years.Norman Gascoigne
He won 79 Test and three One-Day International caps in an 18-year international career with West Indies, and retired from the game aged 41 in 1976 after taking 309 Test scalps.
Warwickshire CCC Chairman, Norman Gascoigne, presented Gibbs with his Honorary Life Membership during his visit to the Chairman’s Lounge at Edgbaston for the recent Day/Night Investec Test match between England and West Indies.
Norman Gascoigne, Chairman of Warwickshire CCC, said: “Lance is a true Warwickshire legend. He was one of the club’s first overseas players and a tremendous servant to the club over seven years.
“Despite being based overseas, Lance continues to be a keen supporter of the Bears and he always takes the time to visit Edgbaston whenever he’s in the UK.
“Very few players receive the Honorary Life Membership accolade, but Lance is a very worthy and overdue recipient and it was a great privilege to present it to him at the Day/Night Investec Test match.”