Sen Gopaul

Sen Gopaul was a right-arm leg-spinner and useful lower order batsman who made his debut for the Guyana Under-19 team in the 1975 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth competition, in Trinidad & Tobago. He also played in the final against Barbados, in Barbados.

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.

Babu Sankar

Babu Sankar, a versatile all-rounder from West Demerara, made his debut for the Guyana youth team in the 1973 Benson & Hedges Regional Youth tournament, in St Lucia. He took 4 wickets in the second innings of his first match, against the Combined Islands. In his next match he scored 66 against Barbados.

He played for the Guyana youth team again the following year, when the Benson & Hedges Regional Youth tournament was played in Guyana, taking 6 for 47 in the second innings against Trinidad & Tobago, at Skeldon.

Gopie Beasmonie

Gopie Beasmonie was an aggressive opening batsman who scored mainly behind the wicket, and a useful off-spin bowler. He was also the Guyana junior table tennis champion in 1970, when he made his debut for the Guyana Under-19 team in the British-American Tobacco Regional Youth tournament.

Hemraj Garbarran

Hemraj Garbarran represented the Demerara Under-19 team in 2000, and then the Guyana Under-19 team in the 2000 WICB Regional Under-19 competition,  in Guyana.

He scored 71 in his very first innings for the Guyana Under-19 team, followed by 158 not out, against Canada, at Bourda. He made his first class debut that same year, for Guyana against South Africa A, but did not fare well. In 2001 he toured England with the West Indies Under-19 team. After that he disappeared from national and international cricket.

Zamal Khan

Zamal Khan is a middle-order batting all-rounder who made his debut for the guyana Under-19 team in the 2003 TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Limited Overs Challenge competition, in Guyana. He scored his first half century in his fifth match, and another in his sixth, in Guyana. He played for the Guyana Under-19 team again in the 2004 TCL Group Challenge competition, in Jamaica, scoring 121* against Barbados.

Kennedy Venkersammy

Kennedy Venkersammy comes from a family with a rich and proud cricket tradition. His uncle Madan Gopal was a prominent opening batsman in British Guiana in the 1950s, while his cousin Sen Gopaul (Madan's son) represented Guyana in the 1970's. Ken's brother Stanley opened the batting for Berbice with Roy Fredericks in the 1960's.

His cousins include Rohan Kanhai and the Etwaroo brothers.

Damodar Daesrath

Damodar Daesrath was a useful all-rounder for Guyana, who started out in Under-15 cricket mainly as a medium pace bowler. His batting gradually developed and by the time he started to represent the Guyana senior team he was a full-fledged all-rounder, batting in the middle order. In 2005 he was named captain of the Guyana team, but unspectacular performances, and emigration to Canada led to his Guyana career ending shortly after.

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.


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