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Date Published: 2009-05-02 

Summary: A look at teams in 2009 BCA Div. 1 season

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Marshall says Spartan are more balanced as Dadrian Forde joins club - BCA Div. 1 preview 2009

A look at teams in the 2009 BCA Division 1 championship

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 2 (www.bcacricket.org) -

TEAM: Super Centre Spartan.

Home ground: Queen’s Park.

Captain: To be announced.

Coach: Dave Marshall.

Manager: Harold Eastmond.

Position last season: Joint 6th in Zone ‘B’ – 44 points.

Matches played: 9. Won: 0; Loss: 2; Draw: 6; No-decisions: 1.

Number of players used: 21.

Highest Total: 280 all out (1st innings) v Police at Weymouth (Series 1).

Lowest Total: 102 all out (1st innings) v St. Catherine at Bayfield (Series 5).

Last title: 2003.

IN: Dadrian Forde.

OUT: Shamarh Brooks (overseas).

It must have been a bitter pill to swallow for all concerned when Spartan were one of three teams that finished without a win last season. That in itself must have been some sort of record for one of the country’s most dominant teams.

They really felt the absence of left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn who was away on West Indies duty for much of the season. That left a severe dent in their ability to take twenty wickets.

In addition, the other spinners the unrelated Marshalls, Andre and coach/player Dave took 26 and 20 wickets respectively, which were not enough.

Benn will be missing for the early matches as he is in England with the West Indies team. The sooner Spartan come to grips with the fact that international duties will reduce his local appearance and get on with the job, the better for them.

The batting will fall under the auspices of Barbados players Rohan Nurse, Shamarh Brooks and Rashidi Boucher. There is also Reydon Toppin, who had his team’s highest aggregate of 397 runs and doubles as a useful spin bowler.

Brooks made 330 runs and took 26 wickets with his underrated leg-spin. The former West Indies Under-19 captain disappointedly lost his place in the Barbados senior team this year for all but the last match. With that in mind he knows the onus is on him to reap a heavy crop of runs to remind the selectors of his immense talent.

Nurse and Boucher made their first-class debut this year after a relatively fair 2008 when they scored 330 and 282 runs respectively. What they need to do now is put that experience to bear and bring Spartan plenty of runs so that the “Parkites” could return to their winning ways and avoid the embarrassment of getting demoted.

DAVE MARSHALL (COACH): “This season we have a more balanced side. We welcome back Sadree Depeiza. He played the year in front as a young fast bowler who can bat a bit. We have Dadrian Forde over from Bristol and we have some young players from the school system who are not well known but the potential is there. Damian Maynard is also back. Hopefully during the season we can go from strength to strength.”

On how much emphasis will be placed on Boucher, Brooks and Nurse, Marshall said: “Obviously those guys know they have to step up to the plate. They are national players at the moment and I believe that once you play for Barbados and you come down to the lower level you should dominate.

“We are looking to play good cricket, strong cricket. I am not really worried about the promotion/demotion because at the end of the day Spartan usually come in the first five. Hopefully we can win more games this year. That is why I am looking for a young leg-spinner because more than likely Shamarh Brooks will be out of the island for a couple months.”

Document Author Elvis Howard
Date Published 2009-05-02
Division First Division
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Historical Batting Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT I NO R HS AVE 100 50 Division
1. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 2 3 1 69 27 34.50 0 0 2012 Elite Division
2. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 6 3 21 11 7.00 0 0 2011 First Division
3. dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 2 0 22 18 11.00 0 0 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
4. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 7 3 1 15 8 7.50 0 0 2010 First Division
5. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 2 0 21 11 10.50 0 0 2010 Sagicor Cup
6. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 12 13 5 131 22* 16.38 0 0 2009 First Division
7. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 3 0 24 17 8.00 0 0 2009 Sagicor Twenty20
8. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 7 7 1 79 24 13.17 0 0 2008 First Division
9. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 5 3 43 17* 21.50 0 0 2008 Sagicor Cup
10. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 10 12 1 193 70 17.54 0 1 2007 Banks First Division
11. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 8 6 2 68 39* 17.00 0 0 2007 Sagicor Cup
12. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 9 7 2 149 80 29.80 0 1 2006 Sagicor Cup
13. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 8 11 2 99 33* 11.00 0 0 2006 First Division
14. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 15 2 253 103* 19.16 1 0 2005 First Division
15. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 12 4 102 28 12.75 0 0 2004 First Division
16. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 10 0 94 23 9.40 0 0 2003 First Division
17. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 12 13 4 272 80* 30.22 0 1 2002 First Division
18. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 9 9 2 188 66* 26.85 0 1 2001 First Division
19. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 7 3 26 10 6.50 0 0 2000 First Division
20. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 9 2 56 14 8.00 0 0 1999 First Division
21. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 16 3 247 31 19.00 0 0 1998 First Division
22. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 11 13 3 108 31 10.80 0 0 1997 First Division
23. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 15 2 277 67 21.31 0 1 1996 First Division
24. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 11 4 147 29* 21.00 0 0 1995 First Division
25. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 13 5 133 31* 16.63 0 0 1994 First Division
26. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 11 0 59 19 5.36 0 0 1993 First Division
27. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 11 9 3 58 38 9.67 0 0 1992 First Division
28. Dave Marshall (BET) 10 10 2 77 22 9.63 0 0 1991 First Division
29. Dave Marshall (BCL) 13 18 3 285 39 19.00 0 0 1990 First Division
30. Dave Marshall (BCL) 9 11 2 54 11 6.00 0 0 1989 First Division
31. Dave Marshall (Combined Schools) 10 14 3 75 16 16.81 0 0 1988 First Division
32. Dave Marshall (Combined Schools) 8 13 0 86 18 6.61 0 0 1987 First Division
Historical Bowling Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT O M R W AVE BB 5W 10W ER Tournament
1. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 2 11.0 2 38 1 38.00 1-6 0 0 3.45 2012 Elite Division
2. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 109.3 26 318 19 16.74 5-45 1 0 2.89 2011 First Division
3. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 7 110.1 19 352 23 16.00 5-34 2 0 3.20 2010 First Division
4. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 11.5 1 99 5 19.80 2-19 0 0 8.37 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
5. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 20.5 2 101 4 25.25 3-18 0 0 4.85 2010 Sagicor Cup
6. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 3 12.0 0 69 3 23.00 2-27 0 0 5.75 2009 Sagicor Twenty20
7. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 12 304.4 67 850 49 17.35 6-65 5 1 2.79 2009 First Division
8. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 7 105.1 18 285 20 14.25 4-37 0 0 2.71 2008 First Division
9. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 44.0 2 178 11 16.18 4-23 1 0 4.05 2008 Sagicor Cup
10. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 8 37.4 2 129 9 14.33 3-15 0 0 3.43 2007 Sagicor Cup
11. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 10 158.2 29 535 23 23.26 9-45 1 0 3.37 2007 Banks First Division
12. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 8 198.5 26 749 28 26.76 6-74 2 0 3.76 2006 First Division
13. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 9 85.4 8 352 14 25.14 3-27 0 0 4.09 2006 Sagicor Cup
14. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 314.1 44 987 45 21.93 5-50 3 0 3.14 2005 First Division
15. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 204.4 36 572 29 19.72 5-30 4 0 2.79 2004 First Division
16. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 319.2 65 885 64 13.83 7-44 5 0 2.77 2003 First Division
17. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 12 423.3 98 1120 81 13.82 7-49 7 3 2.64 2002 First Division
18. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 9 204.0 55 495 37 13.37 5-30 2 0 2.42 2001 First Division
19. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 112.2 33 250 25 10.00 4-10 0 0 2.22 2000 First Division
20. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 6 104.5 37 190 32 5.93 8-31 2 1 1.81 1999 First Division
21. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 257.1 62 686 58 11.82 9-41 6 1 2.66 1998 First Division
22. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 11 256.1 67 600 60 10.00 6-28 5 0 2.34 1997 First Division
23. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 235.2 41 668 41 16.29 5-84 1 0 2.84 1996 First Division
24. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 299.3 60 872 49 17.80 6-94 3 0 2.91 1995 First Division
25. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 176.5 35 542 23 23.57 4-32 0 0 3.07 1994 First Division
26. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 13 255.3 45 739 48 15.40 7-45 3 0 2.89 1993 First Division
27. Dave Marshall (Spartan) 11 215.2 47 570 39 14.62 8-29 2 1 2.65 1992 First Division
28. Dave Marshall (BET) 10 123.1 16 397 14 28.36 3-37 0 0 3.22 1991 First Division
29. Dave Marshall (BCL) 13 233.2 21 785 41 19.15 6-45 5 1 3.36 1990 First Division
30. Dave Marshall (BCL) 9 103.0 10 339 11 30.81 4-85 0 0 3.29 1989 First Division
31. Dave Marshall (Combined Schools) 10 59.3 4 290 9 32.22 4-78 0 0 4.87 1988 First Division
32. Dave Marshall (Combined Schools) 8 52.0 1 237 7 34.14 2-27 0 0 4.55 1987 First Division
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