Guyana national cricket team

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Guyana National Cricket Team
Flag of Guyana.svg
Captain: Leon Johnson (First Class and List A)
Coach: Mark Harper
Colours: Green yellow red
Founded: 1965
Home ground: Providence Stadium
Capacity: 15,000
Four Day wins: 7 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins: 7 (plus 2 shared)
CT20 wins: 1

The Guyana cricket team is the representative first class cricket team of Guyana.

It does not take part in any international competitions, but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the West Indies' Professional Cricket League (which includes Regional Four Day Competition and the NAGICO Regional Super50), and the best players may be selected for the West Indies team, which plays international cricket. The team competes in the Professional Cricket League under the franchise name Guyana Jaguars.[1]

Guyana has won the domestic first class title seven times since its inception in 1965–66, which is the third highest amount of wins, behind Barbados and Jamaica.

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 Jones Cup and later 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.

Roger Harper, cricketer turned coach

Grounds[edit]

Guyana's main home ground used to be 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, East Coast Demerara, where they have played five games. In the last few years, Guyana have played nearly all their home matches at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, East Bank Demerara.

Squad[edit]

Listed below are players who have represented Guyana in either the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition or the 2016–17 Regional Super50. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Rajendra Chandrika (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1974-08-16) 16 August 1974 (age 42) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Tagenarine Chanderpaul (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Jonathan Foo (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Assad Fudadin (1985-08-01) 1 August 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Shimron Hetmyer (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Leon Johnson (1987-08-08) 8 August 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin Captain
Vishaul Singh (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
All-rounders
Christopher Barnwell (1987-01-06) 6 January 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Steven Jacobs (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Raymon Reifer (1991-05-11) 11 May 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
Anthony Bramble (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 26) Right-handed
Bowlers
Ronsford Beaton (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Keon Joseph (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm fast medium
Eon Hooper (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Gudakesh Motie (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Devendra Bishoo (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Veerasammy Permaul (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Paul Wintz (1986-03-07) 7 March 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium

Source: Regional Four Day Competition, Regional Super50

Most runs for Guyana[edit]

Player Runs Average Centuries
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 5746 63.14 17 [2]
Clayton Lambert 4680 48.75 14 [3]
Roy Fredericks 4344 70.06 15 [4]
Carl Hooper 3372 58.13 13 [5]
Clive Lloyd 3102 66.00 12 [6]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]