London, England, August 16 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Barbados club BNOC Masters have been on a winning roll on their tour of England & Wales.
Boasting the likes of Barbados Pride and West Indies One-Day International off-spinning all-rounder Ashley Nurse, former Barbados batsman Randy Thomas and the versatile Rivaldo Clarke, who was a member of the champion Barbados Under-15 team in the recent Cricket West Indies Regional Under-15 Championship in Barbados, BNOC have won their first three matches.
All three players have produced significant performances in the success so far.
Thomas scored 79 and Nurse made 73 and took three for 46 in a 14-run win over Dunstall, while Clarke, a tiny, talented batsman, who also keeps wicket and bowls off-spin, made an unbeaten 31 off Cardiff, who were beaten by 73 runs.
Members of the touring party will be among West Indians watching the historic Day/Night opening Test between England and West Indies at Edgbaston in Birmingham, starting August 17.
The BNOC Masters touring party numbers 60 and is due to return home on August 30.
Captained by former BET (also known as Cable & Wireless and LIME) top league off-spinning all-rounder Anthony Morris, the group is made up of 23 cricketers with a mixture of youth and experience, diehard supporters, friends and family of the BNOC Masters.
The cricketers include: Anthony Morris, Brian Johnson, Owen Birch, Ashley Nurse, Randy Thomas, David Nicholls, Renaldo Hyland, Rivaldo Clarke, Shamar Forde, Paul Bridgeman, Wesley Straker, Colin Allamby, Damien Payne, Michael Griffith, Ronnie Gittens, Alex Gittens, Anthony Turton, Eddie Carter, Jayden Hoyte, Rory Weekes, Ricky Clarke, William Lashley, Neville McCollin.
August 13: v Cardiff CC at Cardiff
August 15: v Dunstall CC in Birmingham
August 16: v Draycott and Hansbury
August 17: Travel to watch and support West Indies Under 15 v Ireland Under 15
August 18: v Lichfield CC
August 20: v West Midlands Police
August 23: v Tamworth CC
August 24: v Coles Hill
August 25: v Barbados High Commission team in London
Summarised scores and results of matches so far:
BNOC beat Cardiff CC by 73 runs.
BNOC 224-4 (35 overs) (Owen Birch 52, David Nicholls 51 retired, Rory Weekes 39, Rivaldo Clarke 31 not out, Shamar Forde 23, Damien Payne 14 not out).
Cardiff CC 151-7 (35 overs) (D. Kirley 37, J. Messitt 27, F. Adam 25 not out; Anthony Morris 2-36, William Lashley 2-37, Brian Johnson 1-13, Rivaldo Clarke 1-17, Damien Payne 1-24.
BNOC beat Hansbury on a faster scoring rate after bad light ended play.
Hansbury 161-7 (20 overs) (J. Ede 54, T. Winson 34; Alex Gittens 2-24, William Lashley 2-27).
BNOC 153-5 (18.4 overs) (David Nicholls 45, Owen Birch 43, Wesley Straker 23, William Lashley 22; T. Watson 2-19, J. Ede 2-22).
BNOC beat Dunstall by 14 runs.
BNOC 204 all out (29.4 overs) (Randy Thomas 79, Ashley Nurse 73; G. Dent 3-23, D. Featherstone 2-20, M. Clewley 2-38).
Dunstall 190-9 (32 overs) (Kevin McClean 50, S. Bates 40, J. Ede 26; Ashley Nurse 3-46, Brian Johnson 2-43).