Young Chattergoon dedicates double-century (268) to late mom

Toronto, Canada - Young and talented opening batsman Harrinarine Chattergoon has dedicated his double-century he scored recently in the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) Premier 50-over competition to his late mom, Shamshadbagam Chattergoon.

The right-hander fashioned a belligerent and historical 268 for Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club, who soundly embarrassed Durham Cricket Club at Ashtonbee.

His innings spanned only 129 deliveries while he smacked 39 fours and 12 sixes as his team raced to a mammoth 618-6 from the allotted 50 overs and then bowled out Durham for a paltry 86.

This season marks Chattergoon’s second year in succession and he stated that he is delighted with his form since his migration to North America last year.

His mom Shamshadbagam passed away two years ago in Berbice, Guyana and Harrinarine also mentioned that he is still saddened by her death and this epic innings he has dedicated it her.

“I [am] delighted with the innings and my form, but I miss my mother badly and I just want to remember her with this special innings by scoring a double-century,” the former Guyana under-19 player related.

He further commented that his mom was very instrumental with his cricketing career at a very young age, especially when he was representing his club Albion Sports Club also in the Ancient County of Berbice.

“I will always miss her for the things she used to advise me to do, especially when it comes to cricket, so I can honestly say I learned a lot from her and now achieving a score like this, I just feel to dedicate it to her,” the occasional off-spinner, expressed.

In his debut season at the Toronto and District Cricket Association Premier and Elite Divisions, Chattergoon, played for Vikings Cricket Club and was satisfied with his performances. He still continues to ply his trade at those levels, but he is wearing the Victoria Park’s colours on this occasion.

“I think the experience of playing cricket in Canada at the highest level is fantastic; I just want to keep performing consistently and help my teams win every game,” the 22-year-old Chattergoon revealed.

Harrinarine is the youngest of four brothers, all of whom featured in Guyana’s team at various levels, while Sewnarine Chattergoon played for the regional side in both Test and One Day Internationals.

The eldest, Hemnarine Chattergoon, represented the West Indies Under-19 team while he featured for Canada on the international scene too.

The other brother, Ramnarine, went on to play for the Combined Campuses and Colleges team in the West Indies Cricket Board Four-day and Limited Overs tournaments.

His introduction to the new environment has also given the right-hander the impetus to aim for achievable goals as he wants to play professionally on a regular basis.

According to Harrinarine, his eldest brother has been very influential so far in his cricketing career in Canada and even since he was representing his native country.

“I must thank big brother (Hemnarine) for his continued encouragement to play the game hard; he has a great work ethic; he strongly believes in fitness and discipline, so he is indeed a good role model for me as a young, ambitious international cricketer,” Harrinarine commented.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:12