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Venkatraman Ramnarayan
Personal information
Born (1947-11-08) 8 November 1947 (age 72)
Madras, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-spin
RelationsVidyut Sivaramakrishnan (nephew)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1975–1979Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 25 2
Runs scored 71
Batting average 4.17
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 9
Balls bowled 5476 144
Wickets 96 7
Bowling average 23.23 11.00
5 wickets in innings 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 7/68 4/35
Catches/stumpings 15/– 2/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 December 2015

Venkatraman Ramnarayan (born 8 November 1947, in Madras) is a former Indian first-class cricketer and current journalist, editor, translator and teacher.

Cricket career

An off-spin bowler, Ramnarayan left his native Tamil Nadu and moved to Hyderabad in 1971 to see if he could break into first-class cricket.[1] In the final of the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament in October 1975 he took 8 for 75 in the first innings for Hyderabad Cricket Association XI, who went on to win the match.[2] A week later he made his first-class debut for Hyderabad against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy, taking 6 for 33 in the first innings.[3] A further week later, in the first innings against Andhra, he took 6 for 41.[4] In the quarter-final against Bombay he took 7 for 68 in the first innings, but Bombay won the match after trailing on the first innings, and went on to win the championship.[5]

With 28 wickets at an average of 17.32, 1975-76 was Ramnarayan's most successful season, but he continued to play for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy until 1979-80.[6] He also played for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy in 1978-79 and in 1980-81 when, in his last first-class match, he took 4 for 144 off 51 overs in the first innings.[7]

Journalism career

Ramnarayan is a regular columnist for Cricinfo, the editor of Sruti, a monthly performing arts magazine, and a teacher at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.[8]

In 2015 he published a memoir of his first-class cricket career, Third Man: Recollections from a Life in Cricket.[9][10] He writes under the name "V. Ramnarayan".

He has also translated books from Tamil into English.

Books by V. Ramnarayan

  • Mosquitos and Other Jolly Rovers: The Story of Tamil Nadu Cricket (2002)
  • R.K. Swamy, His Life and Times: From Humble Village Origins to the Top Rungs of a Contemporary Profession (2007)
  • Third Man: Recollections from a Life in Cricket (2015)

References

  1. ^ Veera, Sriram (22 November 2007). "One that drifted away". Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Hyderabad Cricket Association XI v JK Sports XI 1975-76". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Kerala v Hyderabad 1975-76". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad v Andhra 1975-76". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Bombay v Hyderabad 1975-76". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  6. ^ "First-class bowling in each season by Venkatraman Ramnarayan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Central Zone v South Zone 1980-81". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  8. ^ Ugra, Sharda (9 May 2015). "First-class tales". Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Third Man: Recollections from a Life in Cricket". Westland. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  10. ^ Samanth Subramanian (November 2015). "Unknown cricketers". The Cricket Monthly. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 May 2016.

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