Sen Gopaul

Full name: Sen Gopaul  Sen Gopaul profile photo
Born: 18 Feb 1957, Albertown, Georgetown, Guyana
Died: 20 Feb 2008, Ontario, Canada
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Leg-break and googly
Teams: Demerara (FC: 1976-1979); Guyana U19 (2in: 1975-1976); Guyana (FC: 1977-1979); West Indies U19 (2in, Testy: 1976); All teams
Clubs: Everest (Georgetown); Church & Oswaldtwistle (Lancashire, UK)
School: Richard Ishmael Secondary (Georgetown)
Relatives: Madan Gopaul (father); Rohan Kanhai (cousin); K Venkersammy (cousin)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Sen Gopaul was a right-arm leg-spinner and useful lower order batsman who made his debut for the Guyana Under-19 team in the 1975 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth competition, in Trinidad & Tobago. He also played in the final against Barbados, in Barbados.

He also represented Guyana in the 1976 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth competition, in Guyana, and in the final against Jamaica in Jamaica, taking 11 wickets in spectacular fashion to help Guyana to win the competition. This earned him a place in the single West Indies Youth Test against England that summer in Trinidad, where he took 6 wickets.

Gopaul made his first class debut for Demerara against Berbice, in the 1976 Jones Cup final. A few months later, in early 1977, he made his first class debut for Guyana against the Combined Islands, in Montserrat. He continued representing both Demerara and Guyana in first class matches until late 1979, after which he migrated with his family to Canada in 1980.

In 1979 Sen Gopaul was the club professional for Church & Oswaldtwistle Cricket Club in Lancashire, UK. He died in Canada in 2008, not long after the deaths of his father and younger brother Davy.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana U19 2in 5 5 2 97 40 32.33 0 0 5
West Indies U19 Testy 1 2 1 3 3* 3.00 0 0 0
Demerara FC  4  5  2  130  76* 43.33
 0 1
 2
Guyana FC  7  9  3  102 24
17.00
 0 0
 1
All FC 11 14 5 232 76* 25.77 0 1 3
Bowling
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Guyana U19 2in 990 49 349 25 6-32 13.96 2 1 39.60 2.16
West Indies U19 Testy 246 10 81 6 3-35 13.50 0 0 41.00 1.97
Demerara FC  534  13  316  7  4-112  45.14  0 0
 76.29  3.55
Guyana
FC  678  24  392  10  3-80  39.20  0 0
 67.80  3.47
All FC 1212 37 708 17 4-112 41.64 0 0 71.29 3.50