Bermuda U/19 Cricket Squad Loses To Barbados

July 7, 2010

Garfield_Sobers_300The Barbados Junior Cricket Squad bested the Bermuda Under 19s Squad by 38 runs at the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Tournament in Barbados. The match was the first game for Bermuda in the tournament, which runs to July 23rd.

Barbados won the toss and elected to bat scoring 180/6 in 40 overs. Islandstats reported that Bermuda were bowled all out for 142, and that 15 year old left handed batter Kamau Leverock was the top scorer with 42, Shea Pitcher added 18 runs with Tre Manders adding 13 runs.

The team is playing in Group A against Phoenix Academy (Barbados), St. Clair Dacon School (St.Vincent), Xenon Academy (Guyana), Bequia Community High School, Queens Park Club (Trinidad), Dulwich College (UK), BCL (Barbados) and Dominica Combined Schools with the winner of Group A going on to play the winner of Group B.

This is the fifth year that the U19 squad has taken part in this tournament, and it is part of their preparation for the 2011 America’s U19 Regional Tournament and U19 World Cup Qualifiers.

The U19 National Team consists of: Kevon Fubler, Joshua Gilbert, Shea Pitcher, Tre Manders, Brian Hall, Kamau Leverock, Lateef Trott, Edward DeSilva, Winton Woodle, William White, Shaquille Jones, Christian Burgess, Kamel Easton, Greg Maybury, Deunte Darrell and Kwasi James. The Team Management consist of: Terry Fray – U19 Director, Lloyd Smith – Team Manager, Andre Manders – Coach and Cleveland Wade – Assistant Coach

The tournament is named after Sir Garfield Sobers [pictured], a former cricketer who captained West Indies in the 1960s. He is often regarded as one of cricket’s greatest ever all-rounders, having excelled at all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 for his services to cricket.

Before the team left on the trip Arnold Manders, Director of Cricket Development stated:

This team is a very talented bunch of individuals that are extremely young (average age being just over 15 years of age). They will be relying heavily on the experienced players such as captain Kevon Fubler (18), Deunte Darrell (17), senior national team player Joshua Gilbert (16) and Greg Maybury (16) who will join the team late due, Joshua due to his playing commitments for the National Team in the I-Shield Game v UAE and for Greg who is playing for Oakham College. The team contains an abundance of all-rounders that possess a great amount of ability and the bowling attack contains a great variety of spinners and medium pace bowlers. It is hoped that within the next year that this team will seriously contend for a players at the U19 World Cup in 2012.

The Tournament schedule is below, click ‘Fullscreen’ for great clarity:

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