17 year old Tagenarine Brandon Chanderpaul, son of Shiv Chanderpaul just returned to Guyana after playing in England for the past 2 months.
The left-handed Brandon (as he’s called by teammates) scored 761 runs for Stainsby Hall Cricket Club from 16 limited over games. The next highest scorer for the club, Simon Torr, made 505. Chanderpaul made 4 centuries and 3 fifties, with an average of 76.1. His highest score was 110.
Describing his experience in England Tage said,
“It was a great experience; I was able to make some adjustments to my technique, especially against the ‘moving ball.’ What I learnt the most is that you have to play very late, try not to come on to the front foot too early, because the ball is always seaming due to the conditions, it was difficult at first to deal with the ball seaming around and doing weird stuff, but I adjusted well because I did some extra work in the nets and it paid off,” the 17 year old reflected.
Brandon even played a 20 over match against his father, when Stainsby played a Derbyshire XI to celebrate Stainsby’s 150th anniversary.
Back in Guyana, Tage said he will now focus on preparing for the regional Under 19 competition.
During the West Indies first-class competition in March, Shiv and Tage became the 2nd father/son pair to play in a First-Class match together in the West Indies. In 4 first class games, the teenaged Chanderpaul has made 176 with a highest score of 42.
Shiv Chanderpaul is the Patron & Brand Ambassador of American College Cricket, and the National Championship is played for the Chanderpaul Trophy each March.