Student to play cricket in UK
Thirteen-year-old Queen’s College (QC) student, Dikembe Wilson has received a golden opportunity to realize his dreams of representing Barbados at all levels of cricket before making the West Indies team.
The Under-13 Barbados opener who is also a key member of Carlton’s Junior Programme will be heading off to Shebbear College in Devon, England, on April 28, where he is expected to further enhance his cricketing skills as well as to maintain his academic progress.
Wilson, who is also a useful medium pacer, was spotted by a team visiting from Britain when he turned out for QC and he was given the offer to spend the Trinity term and the entire summer vacation at Shebbear playing cricket and studying.
The former Erdiston Primary School student hopes to return to QC in the first term in September as a better batsman and bowler.
The reserved player thanked his dad, Fitzroy, for his ever-present support as well as his QC coach Barry Forde and those people at Erdiston and Carlton who would have helped with his development.