Ronsford Beaton

Full name: Ronsford Rodwick Beaton
Born: 17 Jul 1992, Montserrat
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Fielding: Right-arm fast medium
Teams: Guyana U15 (2in: 2008); Guyana U19 (2in: 2009-2012); Essequibo (2in: 2009-); Essequibo (T20: 2010-); Guyana (FC: 2011-); West Indies U19 (Var: 2011-2012);
Club: Central Essequibo
School: Abram's Zuil Secondary, Abram's Zuil, Essequibo
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Ronsford Beaton was born on the volcanic island of Montserrat in the Caribbean Sea but grew up in Essequibo, Guyana. After finishing high school at Abram's Zuil Secondary, on the Essequibo coast, he attended the Guyana School of Agriculture. As a schoolboy he was the Essequibo (county) sprint champion and was invited to the national athletics trials. After graduating from school he initially took up soccer but taught himself to bowl, taking naturally to fast bowling.

In Essequibo cricket, Ronsford plays for Central Essequibo. He played at the regional Under-15 level in 2008 and was one of three players from Essequibo in the 2009 Guyana Under-19 team. The talented youth had to miss the 2008 national Under-19 trials because he was taking the General Certificate of Education exam.

While still playing youth cricket, Ronsford made his senior county debut for Essequibo in the 2009 4-day competition. Later that year, despite carrying an ankle injury, he bowled with genuine pace in the Under-19 3-day inter-county matches. He was chosen for the 2011 Guyana first class team to play in Jamaica, but made his first class debut later, against the England Lions on 11 Mar 2011 in Guyana. He bowled impressively in the two remaining matches of the season.

Ronsford represented the West Indies Under-19 team in a youth Test and 2 youth ODIs against Australia in Dubai  in April 2011, and against the USA in Florida in early July 2011. In July 2011 he was named captain of the Guyana Under-19 team playing in the West Indies youth championship in Guyana.

In October 2011, Ronsford represented the West Indies Under-19 team in the Under-19 Quadrangular Series in Visakhapatnam, India. In August 2012, he played for the West Indies Under-19 team again, this time in the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup, in Australia.

Batting and Fielding Averages (20 Sep 2012)
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct St
Guyana U19 Var 11 11 3 127 39* 15.87 0 0 - 5 0
West Indies U19 Testy 1 0 - - - - - -   0 0
West Indies U19 ODIy 11 6 6 30 21* - 0 0 93.75 2 0
Essequibo 2in 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0   0 0
Essequibo T20C 1 1 1 0 0*   0 0   0 0
Guyana FC 8 12 3 40 11 4.44 0 0   1 0
Bowling Averages (20 Sep 2012)
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 Var 443 8 348 16 4/28 20.47 2 0 0 27.69 4.71
West Indies U19 Testy 120 2 86 2 2/44 43.00 - 0 0 60.00 4.30
West Indies U19 ODIy 501 6 379 14 3/33 27.07 0 0 - 35.78 4.53
Essequibo 2in 84 0 51 0 0/51   - 0 0   3.64
Essequibo T20C 18 0 22 0 0/22   0 0 -   7.33
Guyana FC 792 25 373 9 2/17 41.44 - 0 0 88.00 2.82