Cricket was in Raymon Reifer’s blood as there were four first-class players in his family. His father Elvis Reifer had played first-class cricket for Barbados and Hampshire during his days. His uncle Leslie Reifer Sr has also played for Barbados while cousin Leslie Reifer Jr is a domestic cricket umpire. His other cousin Floyd Reifer had the privilege to captain West Indies in Test and ODI cricket. His brother Nico Reifer has recently been signed by Surrey on a rookie deal.
So, when Raymon Reifer decided to make a career in professional cricket, it was no surprise. Raymon Reifer made his first-class debut for Combined Campuses and Colleges against Windward Islands during the Regional Four day competition in 2010-11. He first came in as more of a batting all-rounder but later on, he became a genuine bowler who contributes with the bat in the lower-middle order.
Raymon Reifer had an outstanding first-class season in 2016-17 when he helped Guyana to lift the title in the Regional Four day competition. Raymon Reifer was the top run-scorer across all teams and the national selectors acknowledged the same with giving him a call-up for the Test series in England in 2017. He didn’t get the chance to play but he was on the radar of WI team management as he was again selected for the next assignment against Zimbabwe. He again missed out on his debut but the moment eventually came during the tour of New Zealand. He made his test debut at Hamilton in December 2017. He had a reasonable outing but he was dropped in the very next test match.
Raymon Reifer is averaging in the mid-20s with both the bat and the ball in first-class cricket. His numbers are reflecting his all-round abilities in longer format but he has been considered as more useful in limited-overs cricket. He was the leading run-scorer for Guyana in Regional Super50 competition during the 2018-19 season. He was selected for the Ireland tri-series just before the ICC cricket world cup 2019. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in May 2019 and was kept in reserve players list for the world cup. Raymon Reifer also earned development contract from Cricket West Indies for the 2018-19 season.
In Caribbean Premier League, Raymon Reifer has been associated with Barbados Tridents team since the inception of the competition. He played a season with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots but again came back with his home team from next year. His left-arm medium pace and lower order hitting has been an asset to the Tridents and he is expected to play a crucial role in the upcoming CPL 2020.
Role: Left-arm fast-bowler & Left-handed batsman
Height: 5’ 10” (1.78 m)
Weight: 85 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 11th May, 1991
Raymon Reifer Age (as on August 2020): 29 Years
Birth Place: Saint Lucy, Barbados
Zodiac sign: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA
Father: Elvis Reifer
Brother: Nico Reifer
Uncle: George Reifer, Leslie Reifer Sr
Cousin: Floyd Reifer, Leslie Reifer Jr
Test: 9th December, 2017 Vs New Zealand at Hamilton
ODI: 13th May, 2019 Vs Bangladesh at Dublin (Malahide)
T20I: Not Played
Jersey Number: 87
Major Teams: West Indies, Barbados Tridents, Combined Campuses and Colleges, Guyana, West Indies A, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI, West Indies President’s XI, West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI
Raymon Reifer CPL Team: Barbados Tridents
Marital Status: Married
Raymon Reifer Wife name: NA
Marriage Date: NA