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Carmichael dreaming of Eastern Counties

Nyhrobi Carmichael did his chances of making an Eastern Counties debut no harm after producing another solid display with the ball in Bailey's Bay's convincing home victory over Western Stars in the Logic Premier Division at the weekend.

The seam bowler underlined his potential by returning impressive figures of three for 23 from after being brought into the attack as first change.

Carmichael's scalps included Stars' top scorer Temiko Wilson and former captain Brian Hall.

The grandson of late cricketer and groundsman McDonald Swan hopes to one day represent Bay in the Eastern Counties.

Having already taken nearly 15 wickets this season, he appears to be firmly on course to achieving his goal.

Bay have been drawn to play in the final round of this season's competition at home. Cleveland County are the cup holders, having won the title for the first time in 33 years in 2014.

“Playing in the Eastern Counties would be like a dream come true for me,” said the 18-year-old. “I have wanted to play in the Eastern Counties for years and it would really be a major accomplishment for me to do so one day.”

The promising bowler also has an ambition of playing in Cup Match.

“I would really love to play in Cup Match, which is also something I wanted to do for many years,” Carmichael said. “I'm also working towards that, although I'm not sure who I would play for. It's a hard decision to make.”

Carmichael is not involved with the Bermuda programme but hopes to represent his country in the future.

He has more than held his own in only his second season in the top flight and appears to be reaping the benefits from a hard work ethic and a disciplined approach to the game.

“I always try my best to keep my line and length and work very hard on it,” said Carmichael, who has enjoyed a trio of three-wicket hauls this season.

“My aim is to get at least two wickets per game. It's very challenging and things don't always go my way. But at the same time, I have been able to get the job done.”

Carmichael, who plays football for Premier Division club Devonshire Cougars, is confident he can fulfil his potential and achieve his ambitions.

“I believe I can achieve my goals and don't think there's any reason why I shouldn't from the way I've been playing,” he said. “I just want to keep working hard and playing the way I have been this season.”

Carmichael has fit in nicely since joining Bay from Devonshire Recreation Club.

“These guys are like family,” he said. “I grew up with some of them and they have always been there for me.

“They always encourage me to do my best, while some of them have helped me with my bowling, which I'm very thankful for and really appreciate.”

Carmichael will now be looking to continue his good form when Bay travel to Lord's on Sunday to take on St David's, the league leaders and Eastern Counties rivals St David's.

In their previous meeting in last month's Belco Cup final, Bay beat St David's by 31 runs, with Carmichael claiming three for 24.

Carmichael has been in fine form with the ball for Bay this season

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Published June 09, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 09, 2016 at 12:21 am)

Carmichael dreaming of Eastern Counties

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