Jonathan Foo

Jonathan Alexander Foo (born 11 September 1990) is a Guyanese cricketer. An all-rounder, Foo is a leg spin bowler and lower order batsman for Guyana who made his national debut in the 2010 Caribbean Twenty20.[1] He played a leading role in the final of that tournament, scoring 42 runs from 17 balls to help Guyana to victory over Barbados.[1]

Jonathan Foo
Personal information
Full nameJonathan Alexander Foo
Born (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 31)
Port Mourant, Guyana
BattingRight hand bat
BowlingLeg spin googly
RoleAll rounder
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010–2015Guyana Amazon Warriors
2016–presentJamaica Tallawahs
2010–presentGuyana
2016–presentHung Hom JD Jaguars
Twenty20 debut23 July 2010 Guyana v Windward Islands
Last Twenty207 August 2016 Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors
List A cricket debut19 October 2011 Guyana v Windward Islands
Last List A cricket9 February 2017 Guyana v ICC Americas
Career statistics
Competition Twenty20 List A
Matches 30 13
Runs scored 314 367
Batting average 15.70 36.70
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 42* 97*
Balls bowled 6 24
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 0/16 -/-
Catches/stumpings 17/– 4/0
Source: [1], 12 March 2017

Born in Port Mourant in the Berbice region of Guyana, Foo is a Chindian (of Indian (on his mother's side) and Chinese (on his father's side) descent).[1][2] He started playing cricket after watching his uncles play for Albion Sports Club. When he was 12, he was chosen for the Guyana Under-15 team which competed in the WICB tournament in St Vincent in 2003. He also played in the Under-17 and Under 20 teams.[3]

In 2010 he played for Guyana in the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board Caribbean T20 title. He played for Albion Cricket Club in the interim, and in 2015, he returned to the Guyana national team.[4]

He was selected by the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2016 CPL, and was selected by the same team in the player draft for the 2017 edition.[5] He has taken part in both editions of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, playing for the Hung Hom JD Jaguars.

In October 2019, he was named in Guyana's squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament.[6]

He signed for the Philadelphians, which play in the Minor League Cricket season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jonathan Foo". Player Profiles. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.guyanachronicleonline.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16836:we-are-the-champions-&catid=4:top-story&Itemid=8
  3. ^ "Under-19 cricketer Foo has eyes set on the maroon cap". Stabroek News. 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  4. ^ "Foo makes return after four years in the wilderness -Chanderpaul to open batting with Griffith". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  5. ^ "HERO CPL PLAYER DRAFT 2017 CPL T20". www.cplt20.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  6. ^ "Uncapped Smith, Savory in Jaguars squad". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 31 October 2019.