Robert Orlington Adonis
|Full name:||Robert Orlington Adonis|
|Born:||16 Mar 1948, Beterverwagting, East Coast, Demerara, Guyana|
|Teams:||Guyana (FC: 1972); Demerara (FC: 1974)|
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Robert "Pacer" Adonis had a great start to his fisrt class career for Guyana in 1972, when he bowled New Zealander Test opener Terry Jarvis with his second ball in first class cricket. He didn't enjoy any further luck, however, as Glen Turner settled in to score 259 in 2 full days.
Adonis was a quite fast, in a time when genuine fast bowlers were scarce in the West Indies. He was, however, a very congenial individual who seemed to lack the aggression that typically help fast bowlers take wickets. He was sent to the Alf Gover School of Cricket in Wandsworth, England, along with Andy Roberts, but that did not help. He appeared in one more first class match, for Demerara in the 1974 Jones Cup, taking a single wicket.