Statistician Charwayne Walker notes the achievements of cricketers coming from the Albion Cricket Club in Berbice over the years. Veersammy Permaul is the latest to join an illustrious bunch that has had impressive performances.
Albion’s Sports Club left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul became the 11th Guyanese bowler to capture a seven wicket haul at the Regional first class level since 1966. Permaul spun a web around the Windward Islands at Providence on his way to career best figure of seven for 49. Strange enough another Albion spinner, Narsingh Deonarine 7 for 26 against Barbados at the Kensington Oval in 2012 remains the best by a Guyanese bowler at the Regional first class level.
Fast bowler Leslaine Lambert’s, who played for Albion before joining GDF, 7 for 59 at Albion Sports Complex against Trinidad & Tobago in 1983 remains the best figures by a Guyanese fast bowler at the Regional level. And for those who don’t known, Albion’s Sports Complex is the venue that hosted the first one day international in West Indies in 1977. Please find below Guyanese bowlers with seven-wicket hauls at the Regional first class level: Keith Cameron 7 for 91 vs combined islands St. George’s Grenada (1975)
Colin Croft 7 for 64 vs Jamaica at Albion Sports Complex 1981
Leslaine Lambert 7 for 59 vs Trinidad & Tobago Albion Sports Complex 1983
Clyde Butts 7 for 107 vs Barbados Kensington Oval 1985
Garfield Charles 7 for 105 vs Windward Islands Arnos Vale Kingston St. Vincent 1985
Clyde Butts 7 for 29 vs Windward Islands Mindoo Philip Park Castries St. Lucia 1992
Clyde Butts 7 for 40 vs Trinidad & Tobago Blairmont Community Centre 1993
Mahendra Nagamootoo 7 for 76 vs Leeward Islands at Bourda 1996
Neil McGarrell 7 for 84 vs Trinidad & Tobago 1997 Queens Park Oval
Reon King 7 for 89 vs England A at Bourda 2001
Esuan Crandon 7 for 125 vs Trinidad Guaracara Park 2006.
Narsingh Deonarine 7 for 26 vs Barbados at Kensington Oval 2012
Veerasammy Permaul 7 for 49 vs Windward Islands at Providence 2014
Another Albion Star Devendra Bishoo 6 for 36 vs Barbados at Sabina Park in 2009 is the best bowling figures for Guyana at the Regional one day level, while club-mate Orvin Mangru’s 9 for 109 against Barbados in Bridgetown 1999 remains the best figures for Guyana at the Regional under-19 Level.
The club also boast about Suresh Ganouri’s 13 for 59 match haul against the Windward Islands at Rose Hall in 1976. This performance is Guyana Best at the Regional under-19 Level.
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