Rawlins eager to make an impact in Barbados

Make text smaller Make text larger

  • In the running: Sussex’s Delray Rawlins is in the South squad for the County Championship curtain-raiser

    In the running: Sussex’s Delray Rawlins is in the South squad for the County Championship curtain-raiser


Delray Rawlins is pushing for a place in the South squad for tomorrow’s opening game of the three-game North-South Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The Bermudian all-rounder and his Sussex team-mate George Garton have been named in a 13-man South squad to be led by Sam Northeast, the Kent captain, and coached by Mark Ramprakash, the former England batsman.

The North squad will be led by Steven Mullaney, the Nottinghamshire captain, and coached by former England batsman Paul Collingwood.

“Both teams are high quality, so it should be a tough but enjoyable series,” Rawlins told The Royal Gazette.

“Just my name being thrown around in those pool of players is exciting. I am looking forward to it.”

The remaining games of the series will be held on March 21 and 23 at the Test venue in Bridgetown.

Rawlins has also been chosen in the Marylebone Cricket Club’s 11-member squad that will face English County Championship first division champions Essex in the Champion County Match under floodlights at Kensington Oval between March 27 and 30.

The MCC squad also boasts former Test players and will be captained by former England Under-19 player Daniel Bell-Drummond.

The Champion County Match is a four-day first-class match, which also serves as the traditional curtain-raiser to the English County Championship campaign.

MCC, founded in 1787, is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord’s, the traditional London home of English cricket.

MCC has visited Bermuda on multiple occasions, the last of which being in 2011, when the club suffered a crushing 104-run defeat against Bermuda’s 2007 World Cup team in a Twenty20 contest under floodlights at Somerset Cricket Club.

Rawlins has been playing in the New South Wales Premier League and training with the New South Wales State squad in Australia this winter as part of the Overseas Placements section of the ECB’s International Pathways scheme.

The 20-year-old made four appearances for Sussex in the Specsavers County Championship Second Division last season, making his first-class debut against Kent on the opening day of the campaign.

He also helped Sussex win the Second XI Twenty20 tournament.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Mar 17, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm)

Rawlins eager to make an impact in Barbados

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "What are your views on stop-and-search in today's Bermuda?"
    • Inconvenient but necessary
    • 69%
    • Wholly unproductive
    • 10%
    • Unfair targeting of young black males
    • 21%
    • Total Votes: 4697
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts