Guyana national cricket team
|Guyana National Cricket Team|
|Colours:||Green yellow red|
|Four Day wins:||5 (plus 1 shared)|
|WICB Cup wins:||7 (plus 2 shared)|
It does not take part in any international competitions, but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the Carib Beer Cup and the KFC Cup, and the best players may be selected for the West Indies team which plays international cricket.
In one-day cricket, Guyana reached the final of the domestic competition four times in the early 2000s, but the last victory was in 2005–06. They have won the KFC Cup a total of nine times – including two shared titles – which is the most by any competing team, Trinidad and Tobago coming closest with seven (including one shared).
The cricket team has been known under two other names – they were first known as Demerara when they played in the first first-class cricket game of the West Indies, against Barbados in 1865, and they retained that name until 1899, when it was finally changed to British Guiana (they had also played first-class cricket in 1895 as British Guiana). The name of British Guiana stuck until 1965–66, when the nation and thus the team changed to its current name. From 1971 until the mid-1980s two regional sides competed in an annual first class match for the Guystac Trophy.
The list of prominent cricketers who have played for Guyana includes Basil Butcher, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Colin Croft, Roy Fredericks, Lance Gibbs, Roger Harper, Carl Hooper, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Guyana's main home ground is the Bourda ground in Georgetown, where they have played 131 of their 181 first class home games, and which has also hosted 30 Test matches with the West Indies. Other grounds include the Albion Sports Complex in the Berbice region, which has hosted 24 Guyana matches and five ODIs, and from 1997–98 Guyana began to use the Enmore Recreation Ground, where they have played five games. In 2004–05 they also played a match at Hampton Court in Essequibo, their first first-class match there in 17 seasons.
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|6||Shivnarine Chanderpaul||16 August 1974||Left-handed||Right arm leg break|
|10||Travis Dowlin||24 February 1977||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|25||Jonathan Foo||11 September 1990||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|53||Ramnaresh Sarwan||23 June 1980||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|65||Sewnarine Chattergoon||3 April 1981||Left-handed||Right arm leg break|
|??||Steven Jacobs||13 September 1988||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|??||Assad Fudadin||1 August 1985||Left-handed||Right arm medium-fast||Captain|
|??||Richard Ramdeen||16 February 1988||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|??||Gajanand Singh||3 October 1987||Left-handed||Left arm medium pace|
|??||Leon Johnson||8 August 1987||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|2||Royston Crandon||31 May 1983||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|28||Narsingh Deonarine||16 August 1983||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|54||Esuan Crandon||17 December 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|71||Lennox Cush||12 December 1974||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|90||Christopher Barnwell||6 January 1987||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|11||Derwin Christian||9 May 1983||Right-handed||–|
|20||Devendra Bishoo||6 November 1985||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|33||Paul Wintz||7 March 1986||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|??||Brandon Bess||13 December 1987||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
Most runs for Guyana
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||4903||70.04||16 |
|Clayton Lambert||4680||48.75||14 |
|Roy Fredericks||4344||70.06||15 |
|Carl Hooper||3372||58.13||13 |
|Clive Lloyd||3102||66.00||12 |
- Domestic one-day competition (9): 1979–80, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1992–93 (shared), 1995–96 (shared), 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06