BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Guyana middle order batsman Assad Fudadin says last weekend’s Regional Four-Day match against Combined Campuses and Colleges will hold special memories after he carved out his maiden first class hundred at Warner Park.
The 26-year-old left-hander stroked an unbeaten 102 in his 44th first class match, spending nearly five hours and 184 balls at the crease as he helped Guyana to an important first innings lead of 126.
He counted 13 fours and two sixes, helping to rescue Guyana from a position of 156 for five after lunch on the second day in response to CCC’s first innings of 194.
“It was a very good match for me and I will remember and cherish this match for a long time to come. I got my maiden first-class century in the first innings and then had to come out again in the second innings and help to get Guyana to victory, so this is very pleasing,” he said.
“The pitch was really good for batting and I backed myself and believed in myself while I was out there. Overall, it was good to play well, get the Man-of-the-Match award and help Guyana to win.”
Guyana won the game by five wickets with Fudadin chipping in with 42 in the second innings to see his side to their target.
In the process, he crossed 2000 runs in first class cricket and also became the highest run-getter in the current tournament with 258 runs at an average of 51.60.
“I am happy with the way I’m playing at this stage … a few things I need to get better at but I am doing some very good things. I like to take each game, each innings as it comes … one day at a time,” he noted.
“I want to continue working hard and developing as a player. This season I have been doing a lot of writing on my notepad and assessing my days and looking at my progress on a daily basis.
“I have not set myself any big goals but I set a goal every day and that is to improve on the previous day and the previous performance. I am working with that in mind.”