Adjodha Persaud

Full name: Adjodha Persaud  
Born: 07 Aug 1949, Cumberland, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Demerara (FC: 1971-1977); Guyana (FC: 1972-1978); Guyana (ListA: 1976); All teams
Club: Everest (Georgetown)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Adjodha Persaud was a tall off-spinner who got considerable turn and bounce, and had great control. Very prolific in Georgetown first division cricket, Adjodha's chances at the senior level were limited by the presence of the great Lance Gibbs. He was generally a containing bowler at the regional level, but could be devastating on a damp wicket in local cricket.

Nevertheless, he made his first class debut for Demerara in 1971, and for Guyana in 1972. In 1975 he took 6 for 47 in an innings for Demerara against Berbice, and in 1977 he took 5 for 71 for Guyana against Jamaica in Guyana. For this he was rewarded with a place on the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI against Pakistan in St Lucia. Croft and Garner destroyed Pakistan, leaving Adjodha with little chance to impress.

Adjodha represented Guyana in a single List A match, against the Windwards in St Lucia in February 1976. The match, however, was rained out with Guyana at 78 for 4, before Adjodha could bat, bowl or field.

He represented the Warwickshire Second XI in 1972.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Demerara FC 6 10 3 207 85 29.57 0 1 6
Guyana FC 21 26 4 311 41 14.13 0 0 11
All FC 28 37 7 533 85 17.76 0 1 18
Guyana List A 1 0 - - - - - - 0
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Demerara FC 1176 70 396 17 6-47 23.29 1 0 69.18 2.02
Guyana FC 3822 150 1729 42 5-71 41.16 1 0 91.00 2.71
All FC 5046 220 2163 60 6-47 36.05 2 0 84.10 2.57