Fitz Garraway

Fitz Garraway (born 5 September 1947) is a former Guyanese cricketer who played a single first-class match for Essequibo in the final of the 1980–81 inter-county Jones Cup. Aged 33, he was the oldest player on the side, a year older than Beni Sankar.

Fitz Garraway
Personal information
Born (1947-09-05) 5 September 1947 (age 74)
Dartmouth, British Guiana
BattingRight-handed
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1980Essequibo
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 48
Batting average 24.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 31
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 December 2014

Born in Dartmouth in what was then British Guiana (now part of Guyana's Pomeroon-Supenaam region),[1] Garraway opened the batting with Kamroze Mohammed in both innings of the match, played against Berbice at the Kayman Sankar Cricket Ground in Hampton Court (on the Atlantic coast).[2] He scored 31 runs in the first innings, before being caught by Milton Pydanna, a future West Indies ODI wicket-keeper,[3] off the bowling of Suresh Ganouri. In the second innings, he scored 17 runs, before being bowled by Leslaine Lambert.[2] Garraway also recorded a single catch in Berbice's first innings, dismissing one of their opening batsman, Tyrone Etwaroo, from Courtenay Gonsalves' medium-fast bowling. He was one of two Essequibo players from Dartmouth in the match, the other being fast bowler Egbert Stephens.[4]

Berbice won the match by nine wickets in what was Essequibo's only first-class match – only the final of the three-team Jones Cup (later the Guystac Trophy) was accorded first-class status, and Essequibo made the final only once, having defeated Demerara in an earlier match.[5] The scorecards of the non-first-class matches played by Essequibo are not available before the late 1990s, and it is therefore uncertain how Garraway played for Essequibo (if at all) in earlier matches.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fitz Garraway playing statistics – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Essequibo v Berbice, Jones Cup 1980/81 (Final) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ Milton Pydanna playing statistics – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ Egbert Stephens playing statistics[permanent dead link] – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  5. ^ Jones Cup 1980/81 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  6. ^ Other matches played by Essequibo Archived 10 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2014.