Sewnarine Chattergoon

Full name: Sewnarine Chattergoon
Born: 03 Apr 1981, Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm leg-break
Relations: Brother: H Chattergoon; Brother: R Chattergoon
Teams: Guyana U19 (2in: 1997-1999); Guyana U19 (LO: 1999); West Indies U15 (LO: 1996); West Indies U19 (ODI: 2000); Berbice (2in: 1999-); Berbice (LO: 2003-); Berbice (T20: 2010-); Guyana (FC: 2000-); Guyana (ListA: 2001-); Guyana (T20: 2008-); West Indies (Test: 2008); West Indies (ODI: 2006-2009); All teams
Club: Albion (Berbice)
Relations: Harrinarine Chattergoon (brother)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Sewnarine Chattergoon is a left-handed opening batsman from Albion who made his debut for Guyana in the 1997 Regional Under-19 tournament, in Guyana. He played for the West Indies Under-15 team the previous year, which participated in the Lombard Under-15 Challenge Cup in England.

Chattergoon made his first class debut for Guyana in September 2000, against South Africa A, at Uitvlught in Guyana. He scored 102 not out in his first year of List A cricket for Guyana, against Antigua & Barbuda at Bourda in 2001. His first first-class century (143) was made against Bangladesh A at Bourda in February 2002. In February 2003 he took a career-best 4 wickets for nine runs in the Jamaica first innings at Bourda.

In January 2005 he made his second first class century, a match-saving 100 not out against the Leewards in Nevis. In July 2005 Chattergoon toured Sri Lanka with the West Indies A team, playing five List A matches and scoring 12, 32, 38, 32 and 16.

In October 2005 Chattergoon scored his second List A century, 119 in the final of the regional one-day tournament, to help Guyana beat Barbados by three wickets and become West Indies Limited Overs champions. In the 2006 regional first class season at the beginning of the year, Chattergoon scored over 300 runs and averaged over 42 runs per innings, with three fifties.

England A toured the West Indies in February and March, 2006 and Chattergoon had scores of 45, 4, 36, 107 and 81 against them, his 107 coming in the second Unofficial Test in St Lucia. This was enough to get him into the West Indies team in those lean times in regional cricket.

He made his West Indies debut in May 2006, in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe at Bourda, scoring 9. Chattergoon made an unbeaten 54 in the fifth ODI, putting on 156 for the first wicket with Chris Gayle and helping the West Indies to win by 10 wickets. He was left out of the West Indies team until the fifth ODI against India, at Queen's Park Oval, two week later, scoring 0.

Chatterggon toured England with the West Indies A team in the summer of 2006, but played only two matches, getting scores of 7, 20, 0 and 30. He represented West Indies A in an Unofficial Test against Sri Lanka A, in Trinidad in November 2006, getting scores of 0 and 6.

After four fifties for Guyana in the 2007 domestic season, Chattergoon toured South Africa with the West Indies team in January and February 2008, playing in the second, third and fourth ODIs. His scores of 34, 52 and 48 were satisfactory and held promise of a stable opening combination with Gayle. He started the 2008 regional season with 130 (third first-class century) at the Queen's Park Oval and finished with 98 at Providence, and was considered ready for Test cricket.

In April 2008 Chattergoon made his Test debut for the West Indies, in the second (and final) Test against Sri Lanka in Trinidad, scoring a composed 46 in the first innings, and 11 in the second. He did not bat in the second ODI against Sri Lanka a week later but scored 46 in the third ODIs against Sri Lanka, scoring 46. He played in the third Test of the short Australia tour of the West Indies, in Barbados in June 2008, scoring 6 and 13.

Three ODIs followed in August 2008 in Canada, and scores of 7, 20 and 23 against Canada and Bermuda were not impressive. Three more ODIs followed in November 2008, against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, and Chattergoon scored 33, 0 and 6. Two Tests and four ODIs in December 2008 and January 2009 produced scores of 13, -, 13, 25, 14, 6, 17 not out and 1. He did not represent the West Indies after that.

In April 2009 Chattergoon scored 111 (his fourth first class century) against Barbados at Providence, and in 26 matches and 35 innings for Guyana since then has scored two fifties. He represented West Indies A in a match against an England XI, in St Kitts in January 2009, scoring 37, and against Bangladesh in July 2009 in Bridgetown, where he scored 50.

In September 2010 Chattergoon participated in the Champions League in South Africa with the Guyana team, scoring 18, 1 and 4 in three matches. After this disappointing tour, Guyana dropped Chattergoon (and Dowlin) for the 2010 regional Limited Overs competition in October, but he was back for a single match in the Guyana Twenty20 team in January 2011.

In January 2012 Chattergoon played four Twenty20 matches (a full season) for Guyana, and in February he represented Guyana in three first class matches.

At the end of October 2012 his first class batting average was 30.95 runs per innings with four centuries, and his List A average was 27.67 with two centuries. He also had two ODI fifties, in a checkered career.

Batting and Fielding Averages (25 Sep 2012)
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SR Ct
West Indies U15 LO 7 7 0 153 59 21.85 0 1 - 3
Guyana U19 Var 12 17 1 426 72 26.62 0 2 - 4
West Indies U19 ODIy 5 5 0 74 44 14.80 0 0 54.81 1
Berbice Var 26 31 4 745 115 27.59 2 3 - 11
Guyana FC 60 104 3 3184 143 31.52 4 19 - 43
All FC 72 124 3 3746 143 30.95 5 21 - 55
Guyana List A 41 41 2 1079 119 27.67 2 5 - 8
All List A 65 64 4 1660 119 27.67 2 8 - 15
Guyana T20 15 15 1 248 36 17.71 0 0 - 3
West Indies Test 4 7 0 127 46 18.14 0 0 43.94 4
West Indies ODI 18 17 2 370 54* 24.66 0 2 60.16 6
Bowling Averages (25 Sep 2012)
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 Var 120 1 53 2 2-28 26.50 0 0 0 60.00 2.65
Berbice Var 262 9 119 4 2-4 29.75 0 0 0 65.50 2.73
Guyana FC 568 19 211 10 4-9 21.10 - 0 0 56.80 2.23
All FC 617 19 256 10 4-9 25.60 - 0 0 61.70 2.48
Guyana List A 211 0 142 7 2-17 20.28 0 0 - 30.14 4.03
All List A 297 0 198 9 2-17 22.00 0 0 - 33.00 4.00
Guyana T20 25 0 28 0 0-22 - - - - - 6.72
West Indies ODI 80 0 48 1 1-1 48.00 0 0 - 80.00 3.60