Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine

Reference number:

14063A
£50.00

Description:

An original vintage 1964 index card, clearly signed in ink by Learie Constantine

Certification:

Collectors date notation is May 1964. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

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About Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine

RH LORD LEARIE CONSTANTINE d1971. West Indian cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidad and Tobago's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and became the UK's first black peer. He played 18 Test matches before the Second World War and took the West Indies' first wicket in Test cricket. An advocate against racial discrimination, in later life he was influential in the passing of the 1965 Race Relations Act in Britain. He was knighted in 1962 and made a life peer in 1969. He died of a heart attack in London on 1st July 1971 aged 69. In June 2021, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame as one of the special inductees to mark the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship final

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