Ron Matthews

Full name: Ron Samuel Matthews  
Born: 11 Jan 1983, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Demerara U19 (LO: 2000); Guyana U19 (2in: 2000); Demerara (2in: 2000-2001); Guyana (FC: 2001); West Indies U19 (Testy: 2001); West Indies U19 (ODIy: 2002); All teams
Relation: Syd Matthews (father);
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Ron Matthews took 2 five-wicket hauls in an innings while playing for the Guyana Under-19 team in the annual regional competition, in Guyana in 2000. This, and the fact that his father was a Guyana fast bowler and leg-spinner, pointed to a promising career for the young off-spinner.

He made his debut for his county Demerara later in 2000, then his first class debut for the Guyana senior team a few months later, in 2001. This was followed by a tour to England with the West Indies Under-19 team.

Ordinary performances for the Guyana senior team, however, and the chance to emigrate to the USA, cut short his cricket career in Guyana, while he was still a teenager.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
Demerara U19 LO 1 1 0 21 21 21.00 0 0 - 1
Guyana U19 2in 4 4 1 43 19 14.33 0 0 - 6
Demerara 2in 2 3 0 14 9 4.67 0 0 - 0
West Indies U19 Testy 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 0 0 21.73 0
West Indies U19 ODIy 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - 0
Guyana FC 6 7 3 79 27* 19.75 0 0 - 5
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Demerara U19 LO 54 1 32 3 3-32 10.67 0 - 18.00 3.56
Guyana U19 2in 1049 43 362 20 6-48 18.10 2 0 52.45 2.07
Demerara 2in 437 20 185 4 2-48 46.25 0 0 109.25 2.54
West Indies U19 Testy 24 0 9 0 0-9 - 0 0 - 2.25
West Indies U19 ODIy 84 4 49 4 4-17 12.25 0 0 21.00 3.50
Guyana FC 1080 36 507 15 3-64 33.80 0 0 72.00 2.81