U-15 team’s all-round abilities can seal victory

- Moore

National Under-15 cricket coach Julian Moore is optimistic about his team chances of winning this year’s Regional tournament after a 16-year absence from the top position.

Stabroek Sport caught up with Moore on Tuesday at the Guyana National Industrial and Commerce (GNIC) ground, where he was conducting the final training session with his team before they broke camp. He is bullish on the team’s prospects as they have responded well to training in the tactical, mental, technical and physical aspects of their drill.

Julian Moore
Julian Moore
Bhaskar Yadram
Bhaskar Yadram

The squad, which underwent a six-day training camp which started last Thursday and ended Tuesday, will depart Guyana tomorrow to commence play in Jamaica on Tuesday. They assembled at the National Gymnasium for physical training in the morning, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Hostel at La Bonne Intention, the GNIC ground for the technical and mental preparation and the Enmore Community Development Centre Ground for tactical drilling.

According to Moore who coached the President’s XI during the GCB under-15 competition, while the weather hampered some outdoor activities the team got sufficient practice with the facilities that were available to them. Besides, most of the players would have been involved in cricket matches at their respective clubs before encampment so the encampment focused more on promoting camaraderie. The coach is convinced that his team’s batting ability is its winning skill, though he noted that their all-round ability is also at an apex. “There are very talented players in this squad, however, getting each to understand their role and being prepared mentally before departure are the biggest challenges,” he said. However, Moore praised the selection panel for their choice of team. The coach also praised team captain Bhaskar Yadram who will be representing Guyana for a third consecutive year at this level and who has been named team captain. “He’s by far our most experienced player and he is doing well, he’s always willing to share what he has learnt,” Moore said.

Yadram is also an opening batsman who was among the top run-getters during the inter-county competition. Moore further said that the captain understands his personal role and can combine his runs aggregate and his leadership qualities to ensure Guyana claims its second title at this level.

More in Sports

Shane Dowrich

Dowrich shines but Windies battling to avoid defeat

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich struck his second half-century in only his third Test but West Indies were staring at a possible innings defeat after being forced to follow-on by India, on the second day of the opening Test here Saturday.

India captain Virat Kohli celebrates his maiden double century by kissing the turf at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. (Photo courtesy WICB)

Kohli, Ashwin put India on top untidy Windies

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – An error-strewn performance, coupled with Virat Kohli’s maiden Test double hundred and a third Test hundred by Ravi Ashwin, left West Indies facing a massive fight for survival in the opening Test against India here yesterday.

Jamaican Nigel Ellis

Kalawan, Ellis land medals for Jamaica

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland, CMC – Jamaica picked up two more medals on the fourth day of competition at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships here yesterday, after CARIFTA gold medallists Shannon Kalawan and Nigel Ellis reached the podium in the women’s 400 metres hurdles and the men’s 200m respectively.

default placeholder

Froome crashes but retains lead

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France, (Reuters) – Chris Froome hit the deck but retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France on the 19th stage, a crash-marred 146-km mountain trek won by Frenchman Romain Bardet in vintage style yesterday.

default placeholder

Guyana girls reach squash team final

Guyana’s girls junior squash team earned a final’s berth against Barbados after defeating Bermuda 4-1 yesterday at the Caribbean squash championships in the Cayman Islands.

FLASHBACK! Some of the participants of a previous camp doing  drills.

Pepsi Hikers annual hockey camp opens Monday

The Hikers Hockey Club will stage its annual two-week hockey camp from Monday to August 6th, at the St. Stanislaus College, Brickdam.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.



Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: