Burlin Saheed

Full name: Burlin Saheed  
Born: 03 Jan 1942, Port Mourant, Berbice, Guyana
Died: 15 Apr 2009
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams: Guyana (FC: 1966); Berbice (FC: 1971-1972); All teams
Club: Port Mourant (Berbice)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Burlin Saheed made his first class debut in 1966, for Guyana against the Combined Islands in St Kitts. He performed creditably, but was unable to displace his main competitor, Rex Collymore, for a place in the team as an orthodox left-arm spinner. He later played two more first class matches, in 1971 and 1972, for Berbice, but with very little success.

Nicknamed "little magician" while playing for Port Mourant, Saheed emigrated to the USA, where he continued playing cricket in the Commonwealth League, almost to his last days. He was said to be quiet, unassuming and always ready to share his knowledge and experience.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Berbice FC 2 3 2 28 14* 28.00 0 0 1
Guyana FC 1 1 0 11 11 11.00 0 0 0
All FC 3 4 2 39 14* 19.50 0 0 1
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Berbice FC 344 16 142 1 1-87 142.00 0 0 344.00 2.48
Guyana FC 144 8 52 3 3-44 17.33 0 0 48.00 2.17
All FC 488 24 194 4 3-44 48.50 0 0 122.00 2.38