Sonny Ramadhin

West Indies|Bowler
Sonny Ramadhin
INTL CAREER: 1950 - 1961
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Full Name

Sonny Ramadhin


May 01, 1929, St Charles Village, Trinidad


February 26, 2022 (aged 92y 301d)

Also Known As

KT Ramadhin

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role





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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  • Ramadhin was shown as KT Ramadhin when he came to England in 1950. He explains why. "The kids at school had called me Sonny so I adopted that. But when I got to England they insisted that nobody could go through life without initials. The next time I picked up the paper I'd become K T Ramadhin. I never did find out what my new English names were supposed to be."

  • Sonny Ramadhin Career Stats


    List A5-29719042/512/5147.503.8374.2000

    Batting & Fielding

    List A510000.00000000
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    Debut/Last Matches of Sonny Ramadhin

    FC Matches

    1949/50 - 1965

    List A Matches

    1964 - 1971

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    Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine
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    Spin twins: Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine