Young talent back
Young promising cricketers Rashidi Boucher and Miquel Cummins returned home yesterday from a three-month development cricket stint in England, organised by the Barbados Cricket Association.
Boucher, a 20-year-old right-handed opening batsman, scored 517 runs in 14 League matches at an average of 42.93 for Sefton Park in the Lancashire First Division. His highest score was 114 not out against South Port.
“It was a very good experience,” said Boucher, who was enjoying his second stint in England after making his first-class debut last year. The Spartan batsman also scored an additional 168 runs in Twenty20 matches.
Nineteen-year-old fast bowler Cummins had an impressive maiden outing in England representing Wavertree in the Liverpool First Division League.
The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme all-rounder took 49 wickets in 16 One-Day matches with best bowling performances of six for 29 versus Sutton and five for 12 against Parkfield Liscard.
Cummins also showed his worth with the bat, hammering centuries, exactly 119 in both innings against Parkfield and Burscogh.
“It was great. I learnt a lot from the coaching staff. They helped me a lot with my bowling,” said Cummins, who was named Player Of The Month in July for his performances. (EZS)