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Date Published: 2018-10-01
Region & WICB News
BCA gives 12 Development contracts including three to national Under-19s
Bridgetown, Barbados, October 1 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Three players who represented Barbados in the recent regional Under-19 three-day and one-day Tournaments in St. Vincent are among 12 given Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Development contracts for the August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019 period.
They are left-arm spinning all-rounder Joshua Bishop, who was the captain, pugnacious opening batsman Shian Brathwaite and gifted left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce.
Bishop is a product of Alexandra School, Brathwaite is from Combermere and Boyce hails from St. Leonard’s.
Since their return home from the regional Under-19 Competitions, Brathwaite has parted with Barbados Youth in the Elite division Championship to play for Combermere who are third in the First division behind runaway leaders Carlton and ESA Field Pickwick, and Bishop has teamed up with struggling CounterPoint Wanderers who are third last in the Elite division.
The other contracted players are opening batsmen Leniko Boucher (Sagicor Life UWI) and Rashidi Boucher (Spartan), another opener Craig St. Hill (Pickwick), middle order batsman Jonathan Drakes (Wanderers), attacking all-rounder Roshon Primus (Wanderers), off-spinner Chaim Holder (Spartan), left-arm fast bowler Jerome Jones (Wildey), pacer Shakeem Clarke (Wanderers) and fast bowler Jarion Hoyte (ICBL Empire).
Leniko Boucher and Drakes are both set to make their List A debuts in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Super50 Championship, which will be played in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, October 3 to 28.
Boucher, who celebrated his 21st birthday on September 13 and who also keeps wicket, is in the Barbados squad, while Drakes, a former West Indies Under-19 team player, who turns 24 on October 11, is one of five Barbadians picked by Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC).
Like Leniko Boucher, Drakes is a capable wicket-keeper as well.
Ironically, Boucher was selected in the CCC team for the CWI Super50 Championship earlier this year (January-February) but was forced out because of injury.
Apart from competing in Zone ‘B’ of the Super50, which includes CCC, Barbados will also host the semi-finals and Final.
The other teams in Zone ‘B’ are Jamaica Scorpions, Leeward Islands Hurricances and United States of America.