The mission of this website is to inform the world about past and present Guyana cricketers, officials, clubs, organisations, competitions, etc, by collecting and publishing information about cricket in Guyana. All forms of the game, at all levels, are addressed.
In accomplishing its mission, this website would also help to sustain the high cricket standards in Guyana that make it a primary constituent of the West Indies team, by examining the factors contributing to successes and failures in Guyana cricket. Outstanding cricketers are also honoured with special pages, tributes, etc.
The forms of cricket covered here include traditional (hardball) cricket and softball (including tapeball). Guyana-cricket.com has maintained a special relationship with the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association.
History shows that Guyana can produce world class cricketers, such as Shiv Chanderpaul, Clive Lloyd, etc, using only local and regional resources. The continued production of such top class players would benefit enormously from an understanding of the factors that contributed to their success. This, however, would take careful study - of their family background, clubs, training methods, mentors, etc. This website hopes to provide information for such studies, for the benefit of Guyana cricket.
History also shows that Guyana cricket goes through administrative crises from time to time. Contributing factors appear to be colonial class politics before World War I, followed by ethnic rivalry until the 1960's, then national economic reform in the 80's and still unknown factors in the 2010's. An appropriate study may reveal definitive "cause and effect" mechanisms that could benefit future cricket administration in Guyana.
Softball cricket in Guyana is a unique form of the game, with its underarm bowling. Played with a solid rubber ball, this fast-paced form of the game is inviting to all, because the potential for injuries is relatively low. Its enormous following in Guyana is an indication of Guyanese passion for the game, and this website will cover softball as much as possible.
Information sources used by guyana-cricket.com include online newspapers, including Guyana Chronicle, Guyana Times, Kaieteur News and Stabroek News, with some input from people "on the ground". Websites frequently consulted include cricinfo (ESPN), cricketarchive and windiescricket (WICB). Guyana-cricket.com, despite its meager resources, has been able to (sometimes) assist others, including major cricket organisations, gratis.
Clubs, organisations or individuals in Guyana or elsewhere are welcome to submit cricket-related information for publishing on this site. Offers to assist with the work of this website would be welcome. This website has no commercial objectives. Any fund-raising effort here, or reference to commercial organisations, is entirely philanthropic.
15 Jun 2013