Sonny Ramadhin      

Full name Sonny Ramadhin

Born May 1, 1929, St Charles Village, Trinidad

Current age 85 years 89 days

Major teams West Indies, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Trinidad

Also known as KT Ramadhin

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Son-in-law - W Hogg, Grandson - KW Hogg

Sonny Ramadhin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 58 14 361 44 8.20 0 0 0 9 0
First-class 184 191 65 1092 44 8.66 0 0 38 0
List A 5 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 76 13939 4579 158 7/49 11/152 28.98 1.97 88.2 6 10 1
First-class 184 44937 15345 758 8/15 20.24 2.04 59.2 51 15
List A 5 297 190 4 2/51 2/51 47.50 3.83 74.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 8-12, 1950 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1960 - Jan 3, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1965
List A span 1964-1971
Profile

Ramadhin, the first East Indian to represent West Indies, was a small neat man whose shirt-sleeves were always buttoned at the wrist. After just two first-class matches, he was called up for the famous 1950 tour of England, where he baffled the batsmen with his ability to spin the ball both ways. He bowled right-arm offbreaks and legbreaks with no discernible change of action. At Lord's, Ramadhin took 11 for 152 in 115 overs as West Indies recorded their first win there. The team relied heavily on him and his "spin twin" Alf Valentine, and the long spells both contributed probably reduced their later effectiveness. At Edgbaston in 1957 Ramadhin bowled 98 overs in the second innings - 129 in the match -- as Peter May and Colin Cowdrey played him largely with their pads. But in that first series, he was devastating. He later played in Lancashire - for the county and in the leagues - and still lives there.
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Jun 23, 1957

Those two little friends of mine ... Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine in 1957

Those two little friends of mine ... Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine in 1957

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Jun 23, 1957

Sonny Ramadhin in 1957

Sonny Ramadhin in 1957

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1957

Sonny Ramadhin bowls in a tour match on the West Indies tour of England in 1957

Sonny Ramadhin bowls

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1951

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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