Rupert Roopnaraine

Full name: Rupert Roopnaraine
Born: 31 Jan 1943, Kitty, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Cambridge University (FC: 1964-1966); All teams
School: Queen's College
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Rupert Roopnaraine was a lower order batsman and off-spinner who played cricket for Demerara county in Guyana and the Cambridge University in England. In 1954 he won a scholarship to Queen's College, where he excelled in cricket and was captain of the school team. He may have represented Demerara in inter-county competition while still at Queen's College.

In 1962 he was awarded a Guyana scholarship to attend Cambridge University in England, where he studied Modern Languages. He played first-class cricket for Cambridge University from 1964 to 1966 and was awarded a Blue for representing the university in the annual match against Oxford University in 1965 and 1966.

In 1970 he was awarded a scholarship to Cornell University, in New York, where he obtained an MA and PhD in Comparative Literature. From 1976 to 1996 he was a university lecturer in the UK, Canada, the US and at the University of Guyana. He joined the Working People's Alliance in 1977 and became a member of the Guyana parliament.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Cambridge University FC 29 52 14 302 50* 7.94 0 1 7
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Cambridge University FC 5974 373 2119 58 8-88 36.53 2 0 103.00 2.12