Vibert Johashen

Full name: Vibert Charles Mortimore Johashen  
Born: 17 Aug 1946, Georgetown, Guyana
Died: 17 Oct 2014, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium
Teams: Berbice (FC: 1973-1978); Guyana (FC: 1977-1979); Guyana (ListA: 1978); All teams
Clubs: Police (Georgetown); Transport (Georgetown); Mental Hospital (Berbice); Guymine (Berbice)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Berbice and Guyana fast-medium swing bowler Vibert Johashen made his first class for Berbice in 1973, first class debut for Guyana in 1977 and List A debut for Guyana in 1978.

Johashen opened the bowling for Berbice at different times with Keith Cameron and Leslaine Lambert.  He was also a capable lower order batsman who supported the established batsmen on occasions.

Playing for Berbice in the Jones Cup final in 1977 at Bourda against Demerara, he took 2 for 73 in the first innings and 5 for 43 in the second, including the wickets of Stephen Camacho, Stephen Bamfield and Andrew Lyght to bowl Berbice to a memorable 161 runs victory and the Cup.

On his first class debut for Guyana, against Pakistan at Bourda, he took 4 for 84 in their first innings, including the wickets of Majid Khan, Mudassar Nazar and Wasim Raja.

Johashen played first division cricket for Georgetown Police before moving to Berbice, where he played for Mental Hospital and Guymine, where he worked. He later returned to Georgetown, where played second division cricket for Transport Sports Club until the late 1980's.

Although he was a “gentle giant” and a real gentleman off the field, he became a fierce competitor the minute he stepped onto a cricket field. He was ruthless against his opponents and very uncompromising with his team-mates, particularly if they misfielded or dropped catches off his bowling.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Berbice FC 6 8 0 71 19 8.87 0 0 7
Guyana FC 3 4 1 14 9 4.66 0 0 0
All FC 9 12 1 85 19 7.72 0 0 7
Guyana ListA 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0
Bowling
 Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Berbice FC 1418 36 812 28 5-43 29.00 1 0 50.64 3.44
Guyana FC 406 9 276 6 4-84 46.00 0 0 67.67 4.08
All FC 1824 45 1088 34 5-43 32.00 1 0 53.64 3.57
Guyana ListA 41 0 26 0 0-26 - 0 0 - 3.80