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Omari Banks

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Full Name: Omari Ahmed Clemente Banks
Born: July 17 1982 , The Valley, Anguilla
County: Somerset
Other teams: West Indies, Leicestershire, Anguilla, Leeward Islands
Test debut: West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, May 1-5, 2003
ODI debut: West Indies v Australia at Kingston, May 17, 2003
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


Somerset signed former West Indies all-rounder Banks on a two-year contract at the start of the 2008 season. The only man from the British protectorate island of Anguilla to play Test cricket, Banks qualifies as a home-grown player. Banks is handy with the guitar, unsurprising since his father is the legendary Anguillan reggae star Bankie Banx. An off-spinner and middle order batsman, Banks played in 10 Test matches and five one-day internationals between 2003 and 2005. He has had little success as a bowler, but he famously scored 47 not out to help West Indies chase down the record ru...

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