Stuart Williams was born in Charlestown, Nevis in the late 60’s. He will be remembered for being part of the West Indies team that played in the 1999 World Cup in England.
Williams was an elegant batsman who never made the number of runs expected of him at the highest level. He scored one test century and four half centuries in a career which spanned 8 years from 1994 until 2002. Prolific at First Class level he was a joy to watch but his innings in test cricket were all too brief despite flashes of brilliant strokeplay. Lacking the technical gifts to bat for long periods, his test career came to an end in 2002.
While playing first class cricket in the West Indies domestic competition he fractured a finger which later became infected and had to be amputated. He returned to First Class cricket the following year (2005) and topped his team's batting average with 339 runs at 54.83. This was his final season and he subsequently retired.
Williams will be with the Zouks this summer, a team known for their energetic and innovative vibes last season. Williams will be looking to find solid ground soon and blend in to the beat.