Ami Banerjee

Ami was a very quiet but equally a talented cricketer. He came to coach at Elizabeth College and was loss to island cricket when he left.

He was born on 1st March 1972 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) Amitava Amalendu Banerjee but was best known as Ami. He was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He made his debut for his native Bengal in a first-class match in the 1996/97 Ranji Trophy against Assam. In that same season he made his only List A appearance in the Ranji Trophy one-day competition, also against Assam, in a match in which he scored a single run before being dismissed. He didn’t appear for Bengal again until the 2000/01 season, making three first-class appearances which came against Tripura, Assam and Orissa. In total, he made four first-class appearances, scoring 92 runs at an average of 18.40, with a high score of 48.

Ami later moved to Guernsey and first represented the island, cap #124, in 2002 against Jersey. He made 6 appearance scoring 163 runs at an average of 27.2 and bowled 59-12-180-12 with 4 catches. He was voted the GCB player-of-the-year in 2002 and again in 2005. In international cricket his first appearance for Guernsey came against the Scottish Academy on a tour in 2005. He went on to represent the island in the 2006 ICC European Championship Division 2 where Guernsey finished in 5th place. He played 5 matches, scored 117 runs and bowled 40-5-141-6.

He left the island to train as a teacher and is now teaching in the UK.

In the April issue of the ‘Cricketer’ magazine in an article on Schools cricket he was mentioned as the cricket coach at Hampton School in Middlesex where in 2021 the U12 and U14 teams won the Middlesex County Cup, and the U17 and 1st XI reached the quarter-finals of of the National Cup.