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Squad named for USVI Cricket Tournament

Richard Fredericks has been appointed Captain of the team heading to St Thomas this weekend. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trent Belfon is a young exciting fast bowler who also scored a hundred in the recent domestic 20/20 Tournament. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trent Belfon is a young exciting fast bowler who also scored a hundred in the recent domestic 20/20 Tournament. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Dorian Auguiste is one of the more experienced players in a fresh squad full of potential. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Dorian Auguiste is one of the more experienced players in a fresh squad full of potential. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) has named 13 players to represent the Territory at the Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion (VICE) Tournament, which also features Dominica, St. Kitts and USVI battling for supremacy on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) from July 18-20, 2014.

The full squad will be captained by all-rounder, Richard Fredericks, who steered the Vikings Cricket Club to its first Digicel Twenty/20 title in June and was named the tournament's Extraordinary Player by the telephone company.

Also included in the team are former Leeward Islands players, Maxford Pipe and Brent Defreitas, and they will be surrounded by Vaden Walker, Collis Fraser, Rodney Marryshow, Irwin Lewis, Cameron Williams, Trent Belfon, Jeunick Mingo, Vishal Bharat, Dorian Auguiste and Mohamed Hasan.

President of the BVI Cricket Association, Mr. Shan Mohamed said that the squad was selected from the best players during the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 Championship and who would have met the visa requirements of the USVI.

"We are pleased that we have a full squad of capable players to represent the Territory in cricket. Regional tournaments like VICE help players to play competitively against the best in the Caribbean and it also helps to promote the sport, foster friendships and improve players' overall development. The BVICA is particularly pleased that we have included younger players in the team. We expect this team to do well, represent the Territory and bring home top honours," Mr. Mohamed stated.

The squad is a well balanced blend of youth and experience and will see the likes of Pipe, DeFreitas and Bharat pass on their knowledge of playing on the wickets in St. Thomas to the younger players like Fredericks, Lewis and Belfon.

Over the past few weeks, the players have streamlined their preparations for the tournament under the watchful eyes of head coach, Charlie E. Jackson.

According to Jackson, this is a talented bunch of players and the final 11 that takes the field will give the captain many options depending on the conditions.

Jackson will lean on quick bowlers in DeFreitas, Belfon and Lewis; great medium pace variations from Mingo, Hasan, Marryshow and Walker, as well as spin options from Pipe, Auguiste, Bharat and Fredericks.

"Even, though primarily a top order batsman, Fraser has shown the ability with the ball. Williams will keep wicket and even he has been known to turn his arm over, including a hat-trick in the recent domestic tournament," Jackson stated.

He added, "The batting will be led by Pipe and Fredericks and [the team] contains batters with proven track records. Belfon, who could end up at nine or ten in the lineup, scored a ton domestically. Fraser, Fredericks, Marryshow all did likewise and with Auguiste, Bharat and Pipe in the potential line up literally there could be fireworks over the weekend.”

11 Responses to “Squad named for USVI Cricket Tournament ”

  • fox (17/07/2014, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's hope they win a game
  • born here (17/07/2014, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Where are the locals
    • Same place (17/07/2014, 11:38) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      The same place they were when the cricket tournament was going on. You keep making the same comment and keep on getting similar comments.
      Why don't you come out and play? Bring some of the other locals who show interest too. Then you might stop asking the same d*&^ question!
    • Realist (17/07/2014, 14:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why don't you go and gather some locals together to be on the team if you're not seeing any? Who's interested in playing is who's there. What do you want them to do? Go house to house and ask if any locals want to be on the team. Give me a break!!!
    • Local (18/07/2014, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You so DUMB
    • wat dat (18/07/2014, 18:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      How much local will pay their own passage to go from VG to Road Town for practice. And how many will leave their paid jobs to play for free,and don't mind even though they paying for their work permit, because they want to make a contribution to the B.V.I. for allowing them to be here.so stop you stupidness.
  • BVI cricket (17/07/2014, 11:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wishing BVI cricket team all the best @the Games just bring us back the winnings they can't stop you
  • Yes (17/07/2014, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    A bunch on non locals make up the BVI team, the captain isn't even from here lol.
  • car jack (17/07/2014, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ask johnny
  • BVI cricket (17/07/2014, 13:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm a local that played Crocket back in the day but don't know what our locals a interested in USVI is the same no locals and its a Caribbean sport too American spoil
  • Pimp (20/07/2014, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Team would have been more complete with the youngster by the name of Joel Williams, he played with vg United last year


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