Testy

Tyrone Etwaroo

Tyrone Etwaroo came from a cricketing family, with older brothers Romain and Reginald having played first class cricket and uncle Rohan Kanhai having made his mark internationally for the West Indies.

He made his debut for Guyana in the 1977 regional Benson and Hedges Youth Tournament, in Guyana. He represented Guyana again in the 1978 regional Benson and Hedges Youth Tournament, in Barbados, in which he scored his lone half century in youth cricket.

Paul Persaud

Paul Persaud made his debut for Guyana as a 14-year-old batsman in the 1985 (Northern Telecom) regional Under-19 competition, in Guyana. He had the rare distinction of playing in the regional annual Under-19 competitions for 6 years. His overall batting and bowling returns in youth cricket were not stellar, but there was a steady improvement towards the end of his youth career in 1990.

Ron Matthews

Ron Matthews took 2 five-wicket hauls in an innings while playing for the Guyana Under-19 team in the annual regional competition, in Guyana in 2000. This, and the fact that his father was a Guyana fast bowler and leg-spinner, pointed to a promising career for the young off-spinner.

He made his debut for his county Demerara later in 2000, then his first class debut for the Guyana senior team a few months later, in 2001. This was followed by a tour to England with the West Indies Under-19 team.

Colin Stuart

A reliable fast bowler for Guyana, Stuart was called up for Test duty as the selectors desperately tried to find match-winning fast bowlers to rebuild the West Indies team. The extra pressure of Test cricket, especially in a team striving hard to regain past glory, took its toll on Stuart's knees, ending his career prematurely for both Guyana and the West Indies.

Vishal Nagamootoo

Vishal Nagamootoo was the Guyana Under-19 wicketkeeper from 1993 to 1996, after which he became the senior Guyana wicketkeeper. The younger brother of Mahendra Nagamootoo and nephew of Rohan Kanhai, Vishal and his brother have cricket pedigree.

He led the Guyana Under-19 team to the regional title in 1996, the only time Guyana won this title in Jamaica. In August 2002 Vishal regained his place in the Guyana team which he lost after being hurt in an auto accident, displacing Azib Alli Haniff.

Mahendra Veeren Nagamootoo

Mahendra Nagamootoo is a right-arm leg-spinner and a useful lower order batsman who played 5 Test matches and 24 One Day Internationals for the West Indies between 2000 and 2002. A nephew of both former Test players Rohan Kanhai and Alvin Kallicharran, he learnt his early trade at the Berbice club level (Port Mourant) and soon graduated to the national youth team which dominated the regional tournaments in the 1990s.

Timur Mohamed

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.

Andre Percival

Andre Percival started a long youth career for Guyana at 15 years of age in the 1990 Northern Telecom Regional Youth Championship, played in Trinidad and Tobago. He scored his only century in his fourth year and last year in youth cricket, against Trinidad and Tobago at the Wanderers ground in Barbados, in 1994.

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