REGIONAL ONE DAY FACTS
Statistician Charwayne Walker this week takes a look back and the Regional One Day Cricket tournament as Guyana challenges their regional counterparts for supremacy in this format of the game. Walker reflects on the past event with the major question being formulated in fans’ minds, whether the current crop of cricketers can emulate and surpass the performances of their predecessors.
The Regional One Day Tournament was inaugurated in 1976 (called) the Gillette Cup. Barbados won the inaugural championship defeating Trinidad and Tobago in the final.
The first batsman to score a Regional one day century was Barbadian Emerson Trotman.
Trotman’s 107 against Guyana at Bourda in 1977 led Barbados to victory. Vincentian Darnley Joseph’s 155 against Bermuda is still the highest score at the Regional one day level.
Barbadian Pedro Collins 7 for 12 remains the best bowling. Sheik Mohamed and Jamaican Keith Hibbert are the wicketkeepers with the most dismissals in a Regional one day match both having (six) dismissals.
Nevisian Deryck Parry’s spell against Barbados in 1982 at the Antigua Recreation Ground is still the most economical at this level. Parry’s figures were 10 overs, 6 maidens, 5 runs, 4 wickets.
Centuries on debut at the Regional one day Level: Leeward Islands Wilden Cornwall and Guyanese Royston Crandon.
Hat-trick on debut: John Maynard Leeward Islands vs Trinidad and Tobago 1993, Grove park Nevis.
Most centuries in one tournament: (3) Ramnaresh Sarwan (2005); highest aggregate in a tournament Ramnaresh Sarwan 2005.
First bowler to capture a 5-wicket haul at the Regional One Day level was Nevisian Lipton Griffin. Griffin took 5 for 36 vs Barbados at the Kensington Oval 1976.
Centuries plus 5 wicket hauls at the Regional one day level: Lockhart Sebastien, Philip Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Will the current crop be able to replicate the above mentioned feats? Only time will tell. Sarwan is involved for Guyana this year and it is only left to be seen if he can top his own 2005 showing.