IF he makes the final eleven for the first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday, two days short of his 19th birthday on June 22, Jerome Taylor would be the youngest West Indian Test cricketer since the Vincentian batsman Alfie Roberts played his one and only Test against New Zealand in Auckland in 1956.
The West Indiesí Test teens are:
*Derek SEALY (Barbados), v England at Kensington Oval, 1930, 17 years, 122 days.
*Garry SOBERS (Barbados), v England at Sabina Park, 1954, 17 years, 245 days.
*Robin BYNOE (Barbados), v Pakistan at Lahore, 1959, 18 years, 31 days.
*Jeffrey STOLLMEYER (Trinidad), v England at Lordís, 1939, 18 years, 74 days.
*Alfie ROBERTS (St.Vincent/Windward Islands), v New Zealand at Auckland, 1956, 18 years, 172 days.
*Shivnarine CHANDERPAUL (Guyana), v England at Bourda, 1994, 19 years, 213 days.
*Alfred SCOTT (Jamaica), v India at Sabina Park, 1953, 19 years, 242 days.
*Gerry GOMEZ (Trinidad), v England at Old Trafford, 1939, 19 years, 285 days.
*Elquemedo WILLETT (Nevis/Leeward Islands), v Australia at Kensington Oval, 1973, 19 years, 312 days.