Timur Mohamed

Full name: Timur Mohamed Portrait of Timur Mohamed, in 1987
Born: 07 Jun 1957, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Bowling: Leg-break
Relations: Father: E Mohamed
Teams:

Guyana U19 (2in: 1973-1976); West Indies U19 (Testy: 1974, 1976); West Indies U19 (ODIy: 1976); Demerara (FC: 1978-1984); Guyana (FC: 1976-1987); Guyana (ListA: 1979-1987); West Indies (FC: 1980);  Suffolk (ListA: 1979-1980); Minor Counties (ListA: 1980); All teams

School: St Stanislaus College, Georgetown
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Timur Mohamed made his debut for Guyana in 1973 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth Tournament, played in the (then) Combined Islands and immediately showed he was a capable No 3 batsman. His right-arm leg spin was also quite useful, though that faded significantly before his youth career ended 3 years later.

In regional youth cricket Timur excelled against the best. His first century at this level came at Bourda in 1974, when he scored 105 against Barbados, whose ranks included a young and rampant Wayne Daniel. The following year, he hit a century in each innings against Barbados, at Kensington Oval in Barbados, to lead Guyana to the regional title.

At a time when the Guyana first class team was full of world class batsmen Timur was unable to find a permanent place in the team initially. Though he made his first class debut for Guyana in 1976, his second match came 2 years later, against the touring Australian Test team. He seized the opportunity with both hands, hitting 116 in the first innings at Bourda. He followed that with 193 in Berbice against the Combined Islands (1979), 110 at Montego Bay against Jamaica (1980), 102 at Guaracara Park against Trinidad and Tobago (1982) and then 200 not out in Berbice against the Windwards (1986).

In 1980 Timur, who was playing league cricket in England at the time, was asked to join the West Indies touring team in England as a temporary stand-in for Lawrence Rowe, who was having health problems. He represented the West Indies in a single first class match, against Warwickshire, in August. He also represented Young West Indies in two tours to Zimbabwe, in 1981 and 1983, before that country was granted Test status.

Timur retired from first class cricket in 1987, After Guyana surprising won the Shell Shield, symbol of regional first class supremacy. Considered by many to be one of the finest batmen in the West Indies to have never played Test cricket, he also represented the Surrey 2nd XI (1978), English county Suffolf in the Minor Counties Championship (1979-1980) and the Essex Under-25's (1980). In 1979 he helped Suffolk win the Minor Counties Championship by scoring a total of 1167 runs, the most scored by a Suffolk player in one season (up to Feb 2011, at least).

After the end of his cricketing career, Timur operated fishing trawlers out the Guyana Fisheries facilities at Houston, Georgetown. He got into the yacht-building business but in 2003 trouble developed between Timur and Wisconsin yatch-building company Palmer Johnson over rights to the use of the company's name.

Batting and Fielding Averages
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana U19 2in 13 19 2 748 158 44.00 3 2 16
West Indies U19 Testy 2 4 0 47 27 11.75 0 0 0
West Indies U19 ODIy 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 0 0 1
Demerara FC 3 4 1 104 48 34.66 0 0 1
Guyana FC 36 59 7 1999 200* 38.44 5 8 16
All FC 47 78 8 2526 200* 36.08 5 11 21
Guyana List A 17 17 1 385 104 24.06 1 1 4
All List A 30 30 1 868 104 29.93 2 4 7
Bowling Averages
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 2in 372 10 161 4 1-5 40.25 - 0 0 93.00 2.60
Demerara FC 6 0 9 0 0-9 - - 0 0 - 9.00
Guyana FC 109 2 69 2 1-16 34.50 - 0 0 54.50 3.80
All FC 145 2 98 2 1-16 49.00 - 0 0 72.50 4.05
Guyana List A 9 0 5 0 0-1 - 0 0 - - 3.33