Andrew Symonds

Symonds in 2008, by Privatemusings

Date of Birth: 9 June, 1975

Place of Birth: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Date of Death: 14 May, 2022

Place of Death: Hervey Range, Queensland, Australia

Ethnicity: Danish/Swedish, African-Caribbean

Andrew Symonds was an Australian international cricketer. He played all three formats as a batting all-rounder. He was nicknamed Roy and Symo.

His birth parents were Danish/Swedish and African-Caribbean, respectively. He was born in England, and was adopted by Ken and Barbara Symonds, who are English. The family moved to Australia when he was three years old, living in Queensland, particularly Charters Towers, in the northern area and later the Gold Coast. His sister, Louise Symonds, was a contestant on the Australian Gladiators series.

According to an article on, Andrew had chosen not to explore his Caribbean background, as he was fiercely proud of being Australian. However, whenever he traveled to the West Indies, the locals often mistook him for a Rastafarian. He stated that he had an affinity with the West Indies.


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3 Responses

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