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Douglas impresses behind the wicket ... despite keeping in batting gloves

Cleveland's Allan Douglas Jr knew he had big boots, or rather gloves, to fill when he took over the wicketkeeping duties in last weekend's Logic Knockout semi-final against Southampton Rangers. But he would have preferred to use wicketkeeping rather than batting gloves.

Douglas, whose father is regarded as one of the best wicketkeepers the Island has produced, volunteered for the wicketkeeping duties after regular keeper Jason Anderson opted out after failing to borrow gloves from the home team after arriving at Southampton Oval without his gloves.

“Jason didn't play on Saturday (T20 match) and someone else used his gloves and misplaced them,” explained Cleveland coach Allan Douglas Sr who recalls seeing someone use batting gloves to keep wicket before.

“Jason didn't have any gloves, enquired about borrowing some and was unsuccessful and that was that. I always had two pairs.”

Douglas, who is quite handy as a batsman and was previously a promising seamer before switching to spin, seemed to enjoy himself behind the stumps, even if he wasn't exactly in his father's class.

“He's good at just about anything he does, he's got some skills, lets hope he can take it further. He took it in stride,” said his father.

Rangers were comfortable winners of the match, winning by seven wickets after knocking down Cleveland for just 70.

They will meet St David's in Sunday's final at Sea Breeze Oval.

Devonshire Rec and Somerset Bridge will meet in the Knockout Plate final on Sunday following their semi-final wins last weekend.

Devonshire beat Warwick by 70 runs while Somerset Bridge won by default over Flatts who failed to show at White Hill Field.

Photo by Glenn Tucker Keeping with batting gloves: Allan Douglas Jr shows his skills behind the stumps, using batting gloves after a mix-up saw Cleveland's regular 'keeper Jason Anderson show up without his wicketkeeping gloves. Shannon Raynor is the batsman.

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Published September 11, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm)

Douglas impresses behind the wicket ... despite keeping in batting gloves

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