Paul Persaud

Name: Paul Durant Persaud
Born: 19 Aug 1971, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Guyana U19 (2in: 1985-1990); Guyana (FC: 1991-1995); Guyana (ListA: 1991-1995); West Indies U19 (Testy: 1990); All teams
Club: Geogetown Cricket Club (Georgetown); Clarkeroad United (T&T)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Paul Persaud made his debut for Guyana as a 14-year-old batsman in the 1985 (Northern Telecom) regional Under-19 competition, in Guyana. He had the rare distinction of playing in the regional annual Under-19 competitions for 6 years. His overall batting and bowling returns in youth cricket were not stellar, but there was a steady improvement towards the end of his youth career in 1990.

He made both his first class and List A debuts for Guyana in 1991, but did not develop into a highly-productive batsman as expected. In 1995 he was injured while playing English League cricket and suffered a nervous breakdown, which kept him out of cricket for 14 months. He returned to club cricket in Guyana and scored a double century for GCC but was unable to regain a place in the Guyana team.

In 1998 Persaud, who was living in Trinidad & Tobago at the time, represented Clarkeroad United in Trinidad first division competition. He expressed an interest in playing cricket for Trinidad & Tobago at that time, after declaring himself unavailable for Guyana in 1997.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana U19 Var 28 44 1 1191 75 27.69 0 9 14
West Indies U19 Testy 3 6 1 288 102* 57.60 1 1 3
Guyana FC 17 28 0 670 110 23.92 1 3 4
Guyana List A 11 10 1 184 54 20.44 0 1 3
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Guyana U19 Var 1094 64 328 17 4-8 19.29 0 0 64.35 1.80
West Indies U19 Testy 312 2 129 4 2-49 32.25 0 0 78.00 2.48
Guyana FC 97 1 52 2 1-13 26.00 0 0 48.50 3.21