Wilfred Edun

Full name: Wilfred Khalil Edun Wilfred Edun 1956
Born: 30 Jun 1930, Georgetown, Guyana
Died: 21 Jun 1990, Georgetown, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium pace
Teams: BG Indians (Var: 1954-1958); Guyana (FC: 1955-1960); West Indies (FC: 1956); All teams
Clubs: Everest (Georgetown); Georgetown Cricket Club
Schools: Bourda RC; Modern HS (Georgetown)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

"Sonny", as he was known to everyone, attended Bourda Roman Catholic Primary School where he participated in soccer, boxing and cricket. From there he went to Modern High School, during which time he represented Bookers Sports Club in cricket. He later played for Everest Cricket Club for almost sixteen years, and was club captain for some time.

A middle and lower-order batsman and opening bowler, Sonny represented the Guyana Indians in the Kawall Cup in 1954, before making his first class debut for Guyana in 1955. He made his two highest first-class scores, 36 and 33, in his first game, against Barbados. After three first class games that season in which he scored 125 runs and took 3 wickets he was selected to tour New Zealand in 1956.

He played only two first-class matches in New Zealand, taking 2 for 21 and 3 for 28 in an innings victory over Wellington. He played in most of the minor matches, with moderate success. After the New Zealand tour he played for Guyana in two more first class matches, but with little success.

After his playing days were over, Sonny was Chairman of DCB Selection Committee and a member of the DCB Cricket Development Committee. He was the manager for the 1976 Benson & Hedges Guyana Youth Team, the 1973 Guyana Shell Shield Team and the 1973 West Indies Cricket Team against New Zealand.

Sonny was also a member of the Georgetown Cricket Club. In 1970, he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Everest Cricket Club and in 1983 he received the club's Certificate of Distinction.

Sonny also played table tennis for a Guyana B team and tennis for Everest. He captained the Guyana golf team against Trinidad & Tobago in 1985 and was named Golfer of the Year in the same year.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format Mat In NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana FC 5 7 1 125 36 20.83 0 0 5
All FC 7 8 1 136 36 19.42 0 0 5
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Guyana FC  600 17 318 4 1-47 79.50 0 0 150.00 3.18
All FC 834 29 395 10 3-28 39.50 0 0 83.40 2.84