ROOKS WITH THE BAT, REIFER WITH THE BALL – WINDIES A IN DRIVER’S SEAT AGAINST INDIA A

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TAUNTON, London – WINDIES A are in a good position against India A in the second 4-day (unofficial Test) on their current tour of England.

Captain, Shamarh Brooks, continues to impress with the bat and has to his credit, 122 not out in the first innings of his Team’s total of 302. On Day on this the 2nd 4-Day, WINDIES A are in front by 206 runs with 9 wickets in hand at stumps on Day 2.

Raymond Reifer must however be credited for his 5-wickets haul which held India A to only scoring 192. He ended his stint with figures 16-2-50-5. He had credible help from Oshane Thomas whose figures were 12-1-66-3. Romario Shepherd and Sherman Lewis had a wicket each.

Play continues tomorrow with WINDIES A on 96/1. The batsman out is Devon Thomas 25; while John Campbell 43* and Jermaine Blackwood 23* are the batsmen at the crease.

WINDIES A drew the first 4-Day against India A.

Following this match which is due to end on Friday, July 13. The squad ends their summer tour of the UK with a 4-day against Surrey from July 16 – 19 in London.

DIFFERENT STORY FOR THE 50-OVERS CATEGORY

The WINDIES A unit were not so fortunate in the 50-overs version of the tour, as they ended the tri-nation series winless.

The management unit is however optimistic that with less than a year to go before the CWC 2019, “once a WINDIES unit can score 300 runs or more consistently, that will be what is required for any team to be competitive in the Cricket World Cup 2019.”

While the conditions were brilliant for cricket on and off the field, the management has said “with specific work in key areas, the players will adjust after weeks of intense sessions in a high-performance program. We have seen some areas of promise, but we think more can be done in the starts and rotation in the middle. We are hoping for our opening batsmen to improve their strike rates.”

The management has also identified that “Jason Mohammed put on a promising show with two centuries and a half century. There were also promising signs from Chandrapaul Hemraj who had decent starts. “

Squad for the 4-day

Shamarh Brooks – Captain
Sunil Ambris
Jermaine Blackwood
John Campbell
Rahkeem Cornwall
Chandrapul Hemraj
Chemar Holder
Sherman Lewis
Raymond Reifer
Romario Shepherd
Vishaul Singh
Odean Smith
Devon Thomas
Oshane Thomas
Jomel Warrican

The support staff on tour consists of:

Andrew Richardson –Team Manager
Floyd Reifer – Head Coach
Rayon Griffith – Asst Coach
Orlando Griffith – S&C
Vernon ‘Khevyn’ Williams – Physiotherapist
Dinesh Mahabir – Analyst

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