Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 20th 2013 Contents A50
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, May 20, 2013
BRIDGETOWN---Barbados cricket is on a path to
progress with a plethora of players now challenging
for places on the West Indies team.
That s the assertion of Barbados Cricket Association
(BCA) vice-president Conde Riley, who says the
investment in the Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence
is bearing fruit.
"The past 12 months have been a fantastic period
for Barbados cricket, culminating with our emphatic
victory in the four-day final against T&T. We have
had success in nearly all the regional age group com-
petitions and the women have also done well," Riley
Riley, who is also chairman of the BCA s cricket
development committee, noted that the Under-13
team again played unbeaten to win the St Kitts Festival
while the Under-15 and Under-19 teams were also
"The captains led from the front. We had Lenico
Boucher (Under-15) scoring two centuries and Shai
Hope (Under-19) getting four hundreds, three in the
league and one in the knockout," Riley noted.
"Our women tied at the top of the points table
with Jamaica and T&T, only to lose out on net run
rate but we also beat the Trinidadians for the first
time in this competition."
Riley said that not only did the teams triumph but
a number of players were selected on various West
Indies teams and others were on the fringe of selec-
"We have five women on the West Indies team
which went to the World Cup and the youngest of
them, Shaquana Quintyne, at just 16-years-old, took
the most wickets," he said.
"Twin sisters, Kycia and Kyshona Knight, also
made the West Indies side, joining Shakera Selman
and Deandra Dottin, and we have some other girls
at the Centre of Excellence, who are improving and
can make the team as well in the future."
Riley said that five Barbadians, captain Kraigg
Brathwaite, Anthony Alleyne, Kyle Mayers, Justin
Greaves and Jerome Jones, were all on the last West
Indies Under-19 World Cup team.
"At the senior level, we have four fast bowlers,
Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards and now
Jason Holder, who are playing for the West Indies.
Our captain Kirk Edwards and Kraigg Brathwaite,
who had an outstanding tournament with over 500
runs, were also in the side as well," Riley said.
"We also had a number of players who made the
"A" team like Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich, Holder
and Carlos Brathwaite and with the performances
of Miguel Cummins and Ashley Nurse this year, they
will be strong candidates to be selected.
"It must also be noted that Carlos has been injured
for the whole year so far and we also had Christopher
Jordan, who did well before he went off to England,
where he is continuing to perform," added Riley.
"Let us not forget Anthony Alleyne, who batted
so well for the CCC (Combined Campuses & Colleges)
in the limited opportunities he got [in the Super50],
scoring 99 in the semi-final against T&T, to win
that match for CCC. We at the BCA, invested a lot
in him, helping to finance his stint at Dulwich College
in England," said Riley.
Fast bowler Cummins, 22, was the leading fast
bowler in the Regional 4-Day competition with 35
wickets at 14.77 runs apiece while off-spinner Nurse
was the third most successful bowler with 45 wickets
at an outstanding average of 13.82 in his maiden first-
Riley said a lot of the success must be attributed
to the work being done during the weekly coaching
and practice sessions at the Centre of Excellence,
under the guidance of director of coaching Hendy
Springer and his cadre of coaches.
(WICB Web site)
NEW YORK---Three-time Olympic gold medallist
and four-time World champion Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown will lead about three dozen Caribbean
athletes in the Adidas Grand Prix here next week.
The Grand Prix, the third meet of the glitzy, multi-
million dollar Diamond League, will be held on Sat-
urday at Icahn Stadium on Randall s Island.
It will feature dozens of international superstars,
including 2012 Olympic gold medalists David Rudisha,
Jenn Suhr, Aries Merritt, and Brittney Reese.
Campbell-Brown, who will run her specialty the
200 metres, will be joined by fellow Jamaican indi-
vidual medalists Warren Weir, the 2012 Olympic
bronze medalist at 200 metres; Sherone Simpson,
2008 Olympic silver medalist at 100 metres; and
Shericka Williams, 2008 Olympic and 2009 World
Championships silver medalist at 400 metres.
Campbell-Brown will also compete against Novlene
Williams-Mills, the 2007 IAAF World Championships
bronze medallist over 400 metres; and Kenia Sinclair,
2006 Commonwealth Games and World Indoor silver
medalist at 800 metres.
Jamaican Nesta Carter, a two-time Olympic gold
medalist and 2011 World Championships gold medal-
list, along with fellow Jamaican Aleen Bailey and
Kemar Bailey Cole, the 2012 Olympic 4x100-metre
relay gold medalist.
Nickel Ashmeade, the 2012 200 metres Diamond
Race winner, will also be among the Jamaican head-
liners, organisers said.
Puerto Rican Javier Culson, the 2012 Olympic
bronze medalist in the 400-metres hurdles, leads
the contingent from other Caribbean islands.
Other highlighted athletes comprise Ryan Brathwaite
of Barbados, the 2009 IAAF World Champion in the
110-metres hurdles; Richard Thompson of T&T, the
2008 Olympic silver medalist at 100 metres; and
Renny Quow, the 2009 IAAF World Championships
bronze medalist at 400 metres. (AP)
SHANGHAI---Wo rl d
and Olympic 400
Kirani James has
warned that Grenada
is capable of produc-
ing a relay team as a
force to be reckoned
with in world athlet-
quartermiler has iden-
tified three of the
country s overseas
based athletes who he
believes can form a
quartet with himself to
compete against the
best in the world.
They include Ron-
dell Bartholomew who
has recovered from
injury and has con-
firmed his participation
in the 400 metres line-
up for the third stop
on the IAAF Diamond
League, the Adidas
Grand Prix at Icahn
Stadium in New York
Saturday (MAy 25).
The other two ath-
letes named are Joel
Redhead who finished
third in the 200 metres
at the recent Cayman
Invitational Meet and
Brandon Taplin who
clocked a personal
indoor best in winning
the 400 metres in
46.85 seconds at the
recent Texas A&M
James, who opened
the season by winning
the 400m at the inau-
gural Chris Brown
Bahamas last month,
powered to victory
against his main rivals
from London 2012 at
Shanghai s Diamond
League meet on Sat-
The Grenadian ath-
lete, who has finished
his studies at the Uni-
versity of Alabama for
the year, says he is
confident a Grenada
relay team can make
its mark on world ath-
"Rondell has been
hurt for a while, which
is a shame, but we
have some talented
guys so if we can all
get together in good
form, I think we could
be really competitive
against the best in the
world," James said.
Barbados captain Kirk Edwards hugs Barbados and West Indies batting legend Sir Everton Weekes at the
presentation of the Headley/Weekes Trophy. Edwards led Barbados to victory over T&T in the First Class
Regional Four-Day final, recently. PHOTO COURTESY WICB WEBSITE
Campbell-Brown leads Caribbean contingent
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