Four Bermudians in Americas squad
Four young Bermuda cricketers — Kamau Leverock, Delray Rawlins, Christian Burgess and Tre Manders — have been included in the ICC Americas team for the West Indies Under-19 Tournament which begins tomorrow in St. Kitts.
The squad was selected following the ICC Americas Under-19 Tournament last month in Toronto which Canada won to secure their spot in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2014.
The team for the Caribbean competition includes eight Canadians, four Bermudians and two players from the United States.
Squad: Tre Manders, Delray Rawlins, Kamau Leverock, Christian Burgess, Armaan Kapoor, Muhammad Abrash Khan, Trevor Manoosingh, Stephan Rajasingham, Muhammad Farhan Mailk, Sudeepta Aurka, Talha Shaik, Stephan Joseph, Steven Taylor, Shakeel Ahmad.
The squad will be coached by ICC Americas Performance Officer Andy Pick and the players' fitness will be taken care of by physio Alicia Brewster.
The seven-team tournament starts tomorrow and finishes on August 19. The Americas team play Guyana tomorrow and then the Leewards on Sunday.
Monday is a rest day and the Americas team have a bye on Tuesday, before resuming play on Wednesday against the Windwards.
They then play Trinidad and Tobago next Friday before closing out the round robin tournament with matches against Barbados and Jamaica on August 18 and 20.
Meanwhile, another member of Bermuda's recent Under 19 team in Canada, Jordan Smith, enjoyed a good week with the bat in England where he is spending the remainder of the summer playing for Worcestershire East Under-15s and Knowle and Dorridge Under-15s.
Earlier this week, Smith played in a tournament for Worcestershire East U-15s. Two scheduled T20 matches scheduled for Monday had to be called off due to bad weather, but Worcestershire East played a 40-over match against Worcestershire's Central on Tuesday.
Worcestershire Central won the toss and batted first and posted 169 all out after recovering from 67-7 after 20 overs with a late order 85-run partnership. Smith claimed two for 18 off six overs.
Smith then opened the batting for Worcestershire East and scored the team's second highest total of 44 before falling to an lbw decision.
The Bermudian was involved in a second-wicket stand of 80 with the number three batsman who scored 52. The partnership laid the foundation for a successful Worcestershire East run chase as they ended up winning the match by four wickets after scoring 171 for 6 in 33 overs.
Smith then scored 70 in an opening stand of 244 for Worcestershire East against Shropshire Development Squad at Alveley CC on Thursday in a 40-over match. Worcestershire East scored 245 for one in their 40 overs, with Smith opening the batting with his captain who finished with 157 not out while Smith was the only wicket to fall, on the second last ball of the innings.
Shropshire Development Squad finished 110 for nine in their 40 overs in reply.