Steve Massiah

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Steve Massiah
Personal information
Full name Steven J Massiah
Born (1979-06-21) 21 June 1979 (age 37)
Georgetown, Guyana
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Off spin
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 7) 10 September 2004 v New Zealand
Last ODI 13 September 2004 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–present United States
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 2 2 17 3
Runs scored 23 160 503 8
Batting average 11.50 40.00 38.69 8.00
100s/50s –/– 1/– 1/3 –/–
Top score 23 104 108* 5*
Balls bowled 66 157
Wickets 1 8
Bowling average 35.00 20.37
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/10 2/20
Catches/stumpings –/– 1/– 4/– –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 April 2010

Steve J Massiah (born 21 June 1979) is a Guyana-born American cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and off spin bowler,[2] he has played for the United States national cricket team since 2000[3] and is currently the captain of the side.[4] He played two One Day Internationals (ODIs) for the USA in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.[5]


Born in Georgetown in 1979,[2] Steve Massiah played for the Guyana Under-19s team twelve times between 1996 and 1998 before making his debut for the USA against a combined Minor Counties side on a tour of England in 2000.[6] He made his List A debut later in the year, playing in the Red Stripe Bowl against Jamaica, Canada, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.[7]

He did not play for the national side again until 2004 when he played in the ICC 6 Nations Challenge in the United Arab Emirates.[7] He made his first-class debut the same year when he played ICC Intercontinental Cup matches against Canada and Bermuda.[8] In between the two matches he played in the Americas Championship in Bermuda.[6] He played his two ODIs the same year, playing in the ICC Champions Trophy against New Zealand and Australia.[5]

He next represented the USA in the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland. After warm-up matches against the Northern Cricket Union President's XI and Namibia[6] he played six matches in the tournament proper.[7] He scored 108 not out against Uganda,[9] his highest List A score.[7] He captained the USA for the first time the next year in the ICC Americas Championship tournament in Ontario.[6][10]

He most recently represented his adopted country in Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey in 2008[6] where he again captained the side.[4]

He was arrested in December 2011 in connection with an alleged $50 million mortgage fraud.[11]

In 2012 Massiah was selected for the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four which takes place from 3 to 10 September 2012 in Malaysia.


  1. ^ Steve Massiah at Cricinfo
  2. ^ a b Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  3. ^ Teams played for by Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  4. ^ a b USA Squad at official website for 2008 WCL Division Five
  5. ^ a b ODIs played by Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  6. ^ a b c d e Other matches played by Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  7. ^ a b c d List A matches played by Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  8. ^ First-class matches played by Steve Massiah at CricketArchive
  9. ^ Scorecard of Uganda v USA, 4 July 2005 at CricketArchive
  10. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v USA, 21 August 2006 at CricketArchive
  11. ^ Della Penna, Peter (12 December 2011). "USA captain Massiah arrested in fraud case". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2011.