Ryan Hercules

Full name: Robert Ryan Hercules
Born: 31 Dec 1987, Parika, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium
Teams: Guyana U-15 (2in: 2003); Guyana U-19 (2-in: 2005-2006); Essequibo (2-in: 2005-2008); Essequibo (LO: 2008-2009); All teams
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Ryan Hercules made his debut for Guyana in the 2003 Regional Under-15 tournament. He later represented Guyana in the 2005 TCL Group West Indies Regional Under-19 tournament, played in the Windwards, and then in the 2006 TCL Group West Indies Regional Under-19 tournament, played in Guyana. So impressive was he in the field during the 2006 regional Under-19 competition that he was named Best Fielder and Most Valuable Player (MVP) of that series.

Hercules played first division cricket in Trinidad from 2007-2009 before securing a contract as the overseas player for Shadwell Cricket Club, in Yorkshire. At Shadwell, he did not disappoint. In 2009 he played 41 matches, scored 1,190 runs (at an average of 38.39) and took 65 wickets at 13.50 apiece, and bowled with blistering pace. Shadwell retained Hercules for another season and in 2010  he scored 1,090 runs at an average of 41, and took 75 wickets at 11.10.

About playing in England, Hercules says, "You have to be very fit to play in England. You can be fielding all day without even breaking a sweat, so it is easy to cramp up,” and, “I have gone to England work. Cricket is my job. I am not on a holiday.” Hercules credits his mom with advising and supporting him all the way, and (current East Bank Essequibo Cricket Committee chairman) Alvin Johnson for being his "manager, coach and everything else."

His current highest ambition is to play for Guyana, which would be the "highest honor" for him, and he does not rule out playing Test cricket either.

In 2010 Rryan represented Bess Motors Spoilers Sports Club, of Marchin Road, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Trinidad.

In 2011 Hercules represented Wakefield St Michaels Cricket Club in Central Yorkshire League, playing division one cricket. He was planning to take the Level 2 coaching course and examinations in August 2011, and start a youth program in his native Parika (Essequibo) the same year.

In 2012 Ryan represented Barnsley Cricket Club, in Yorkshire, during the northern summer. Later in 2012 Ryan was enlisted by Berwick Cricket Club. Berwick is a suburb of Melbourne, in the Australian State of Victoria, in the southeast corner of the Australian continent.

In 2013 Ryan represented Whiston Parish Cricket Club and Stainborough Cricket Club, both in South Yorkshire.

Batting and Fielding Averages
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Guyana U19 2in 10 11 2 109 32* 12.11 0 0 12 0
Essequibo 2in 3 2 0 21 16 10.50 0 0 1 0
Essequibo LO 3 3 0 42 27 14.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling Averages
Team Fomat Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 2in 873 37 361 19 3/16 19.00 - 0 0 45.95 2.48
Essequibo 2in 90 4 51 1 1/41 51.00 - 0 0 90.00 3.40
Essequibo LO 102 0 59 4 3/30 14.75 0 0 - 25.50 3.47