The lone player from T&T on the Windies Unde-15 tour of England Andrew Rambaran has returned home with his head held high after a string of good performances with both bat and ball.
The left-handed batsman, who played for T&T earlier this year in the regional U-15 cricket series was chosen to represent the Windies on their recently tour of England which concluded last week. In all the team played five matches, winning three and losing two.
In the opening game of the series against Hertfordshire, Rambaran had two wickets for 29 runs from his 10 overs and was unbeaten on two when the Windies batted. He then scored the second top score of 24 against Northants and returned 1/48 off nine overs with his left arm orthodox spin. Up next was South West England, where he did not bat and took 1/13 off four overs. The next game against the London School Association was completely washed out.
The next game against London and East Region there was no need for him to bat and he bowled 10 overs on the trot taking one wicket for 21 runs. He then left his best performance for last against the Barmy Army, where he top scored with 26 runs and then grabbed four wickets for 33 runs to lead the Windies to victory.
Rambaran who is a student of Hillview College learns his trade at the Kumar Rampat Cricket Academy in California, Central Trinidad. He also plays his Zonal cricket for East Zone, as he resides in the St. Helena area. According to his coach Vasudev Rampat:”Andrew has very far to go in the sport. He is one of the best students at the Academy and we are behind him 100 per cent. He is a very hard worker, a focused student and one who is a good student of the game.
ANDREW RAMBARAN’S PERFORMANCES IN ENGLAND
WI V Hertfordshire
2 not out
10 overs 0 maiden 29 runs 2 wickets
WI V Northants
9 overs 0 maiden 48 runs 1 wicket
WI V SW England
Did not bat
4 overs 0 maiden 13 runs 1 wicket
WI V London School Association
No game due to rain
WI V London & East Region
Did not bat
10 overs 0 maiden 21 runs 1 wicket
WI V Barmy Army
10 overs 4 maiden 33 runs 4 wickets