Gopie Beasmonie

Full name: Gopie Beasmonie  
Born: 1951, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-spinner
Teams: Guyana U19 (2in: 1970-1971); WI U19 (Var: 1970); Berbice (FC: 1971); All teams
Club: Port Mourant CC (Berbice)
Relations: Brother: V Beasmonie
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Gopie Beasmonie was an aggressive opening batsman who scored mainly behind the wicket, and a useful off-spin bowler. He was also the Guyana junior table tennis champion in 1970, when he made his debut for the Guyana Under-19 team in the British-American Tobacco Regional Youth tournament.

He started his career for Guyana brilliantly, scoring 101 on his debut against Trinidad & Tobago at the MacKenzie Sports Club in Guyana and then 74 against Barbados. His 101 was the first ever century by a Guyana youth player in regional cricket.

A few weeks later he toured England with the West Indies Youth team, where he averaged 31.67 runs per innings, with the fifth best aggregate of 380 runs. Beasmonie hit 72 for the WI youth team in their drawn match against Leys School Past & Present XI at Cambridge, and 63 against the Duke of Norfolk's XI at Arundel.

After returning home, Beasmonie's good form continued in Berbice first division competition, for the Davson Cup. He scored 157 for Port Mourant in the final round of the competition, in a county record opening partnership of 333 with Romain Etwaroo (167) against Police Sports Club.

Beasmonie played for the Guyana Under-19 team again in the 1971 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth tournament in Jamaica, with moderate success. Two months later, however, he made his first class debut, for Berbice against Demerara, in the 1971 Jones Cup final. Opening the batting with Romain Etwaroo he scored a brilliant 86.

Like many other young Guyanese cricketers during this period, Gopie Beasmonie disappeared from Guyana cricket before his best days were behind him. In 2009, however, he was named as opening batsman on the Berbice All Time Under-19 team.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Guyana U19
2in 5 6 0 239 101 39.83 1 1 4 1
WI U19 Var    12 0 380 72 31.67 0 2 4 0
Berbice FC 1 1 0 86 86 86.00 0 1 1 0
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Guyana U19 2in 32 0 24 3 3-15 8.00 0  0 10.67 4.50
Berbice FC 30 0 40 0 0-18  -  0 0 - 8.00