Randolph Ramnarace

Full name: Randolph Ramnarace  
Born: 25 Jul 1941, Skeldon, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium pace
Teams: Guyana Colts (Var: 1965, 1968); Berbice (FC: 1961-1973); Guyana (FC: 1966-1973); Rest of World (FC: 1968); International Cavaliers (LO: 1968, 1970); All teams
Club: Port Mourant (Berbice)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Randolph Ramnarace was a very talented all-rounder from Berbice. Capable of swing the ball prodigiously in both directions, he was also a capable middle-order batsman on his day. It was probably his varying commitment to the game that prevented him from scaling the greatest heights.

He made his first class debut in 1961, for a strong Berbice team against EW Swanton's XI, at Rose Hall in Canje, Berbice, and immediately showed his ability with the ball. He had to wait five more years, however, before making his first class debut for Guyana, against Trinidad & Tobago at the Queen's Park Oval. Once again his bowling proved more than useful. His first fifty in regional cricket came in 1967, against Barbados at Bourda.

Recognition of his superlative all-round abilities came in 1968, when he was selected to represent a Rest of the World team in England, against Australia. Once again his bowling was excellent, as can be seen from his figures of 4 for 44 in the Australia second innings. That summer he also represent the International Cavaliers, a team that included players like Rohan Kanhai and Bobby Simpson, that played one-day matches in England.

In 1968 Ramnarace also played for the Surrey Second XI and in 1969 he represented Colne in the Lancashire League.

Ramnarace's fun-loving lifestyle has been the subject of several cricket anecdotes. It was said that on one occasion he left Bourda for the movie theatre, believing that a match scheduled for that day would be entirely washed out by the frequent and intense Georgetown rains. The weather changed unexpectedly, play began and Ramnarace was nowhere to be found!

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana Colts Var 2 2 0 117 69 58.50 0 1 0
Berbice FC 4 6 0 45 14 7.50 0 0 3
Guyana FC 22 36 2 850 71 25.00 0 6 12
All FC 28 46 3 972 71 22.60 0 6 15
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Guyana Colts Var 132 2 98 1 1-39 98.00 0 0 132.00 4.45
Berbice FC 743 33 336 19 6-101 17.68 1 0 39.11 2.71
Guyana FC 3852 139 1846 50 4-39 36.92 0 0 77.04 2.88
All FC 4926 180 2336 75 6-101 31.14 1 0 65.68 2.84