Dowlin named as Guyana's captain

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Middle-order batsman Travis Dowlin has been named as Guyana’s captain for the 2009 West Indies regional first-class season. The 31-year-old dependable right-hander led Guyana in last month’s West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Cup series and gets the job in the absence of the country’s senior West Indies players currently on tour in New Zealand -- Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Sewnarine Chattergoon.

In his First Class career, Dowlin has played 62 matches making 2679 runs with a top score of 176 not out. He has also taken 15 wickets. Dowlin was the hero of Guyana’s inaugural Stanford Twenty20 triumph in August 2006 when he endured a back injury to lash 80 off 60 balls retired as Guyana defeated Trinidad and Tobago to capture the US$1 million winning prize.