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By Ricardo Inniss
Nicholas Surujbally was born on May 26th 1984 in the San Fernando
Hospital and grew up in Princes Town, Trinidad & Tobago (T&T),
the land of the humming bird and calypso. The dashing right-handed
batsman and right-arm off-spinner was nurtured at an early age at a
coaching clinic from Under-10 level. His friend from that clinic was
the back-of-the-arm left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed, who later went to
represent the West Indies.
Timothy later played for the South East and was also captain at Under-13, 15, 17 and 19 levels, rubbing shoulders with the likes of
Dwayne Bravo, the Ganga brothers - Daren and Sherwin, Denesh Ramdin,
Kieron Pollard, Adrian Barath and Ravi Rampaul, all of whom went on to
represent the West Indies team. Timothy also played with national
players William Perkins and Samuel Badree.
Timmy, as he is familiarly known by his peers, played club cricket in T&T, first for Wanderers, with Gus Logie as coach before moving to Powergen Cricket Club, where his coach was David Williams, the Windies assistant coach.
Timmy represented Trinidad at senior level against a Tobago XI, in a
Fruta-20/20 match, in which he was named Man-of-the-Match after scoring
In 2006 Timmy was recruited to play for a club in New York
called Real Challengers, where he hit his highest score to date 175
against Golden Arrow Cricket Club. In 2007, Timmy migrated to Miami,
where he met and married his current wife Nadia. Having settled in
Miami, he started playing for International Club in the South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) Premier Zone Division l. In 2010, Timmy was named “Cricketer of the Year.”
prolific batting allrounder, who favors the straight drive and cover
drive but hooks and pulls savagely when on the go, has scored eight (8)
centuries so far, in the USA. His favoritebatsman to watch, is Brian Charles Lara.
When not playing cricket, he likes going to church and telling people about the love of Christ. His favorite music is Gospel and Reggae Gospel, along with some soft and slow stuff. When asked by DreamCricket.com what his aspirations are, the very soft spoken and quiet Timothy Surujbally replied, “before coming to the US, my dream was to play for the West Indies, but now I’m aspiring to play for the USA.”
Equipped with the appropriate cricketing credentials, Timmy has an attractive array of strokes on either side of the wicket.
produce tidy off-spin and is an excellent slip fielder. Timmy was
recently at the helm when T&T won the 2011 MAQ T20 championship and
was named captain of an SFCA XI, to come up against Jamaica on Easter