Guyana Cricket Board congratulates debut centurion Matthew Nandu


The Guyana Cricket Board on Thursday issued a note of congratulation to Guyana Harpy Eagles debutant Matthew Nandu, who scored a hundred in his first innings in First-Class cricket.

The 19-year-old left-handed opener brought up the landmark moments before lunch on day two against defending champions Barbados Pride in the opening round of the West Indies Four-Day Championship at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

WATCH: The moment Matthew Nandu scored a debut First-Class hundred 

Below is the message posted on the Board’s social media platforms

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) congratulates opening batsman Matthew Nandu for scoring a century on his First Class debut against Barbados Pride at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Nandu became just the fourth Guyanese to score a century on debut since 1966. The diminutive opener brought up his century just before lunch off 295 balls hitting 13 boundaries.

The 19-year-old joins Stephen Camacho (106) versus Trinidad and Tobago in 1966, Carl Hooper (126) against Barbados in 1985 and Sudesh Dhaniram (102) against Barbados in 1987.

It should also be noted that Edward Wright and Joseph Solomon scored centuries on debut for British Guiana in 1882 and 1956 respectively.

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