Promising pacer Jermaine Levy included in Jamaica Scorpions 4-day squad

By December 04, 2018
Levy was instrumental in the Combined Campuses and Colleges winning the Super50 Tournament earlier this year. Levy was instrumental in the Combined Campuses and Colleges winning the Super50 Tournament earlier this year.

Pacer Jermaine Levy is the only newcomer to the Jamaica Scorpions 13-man squad named on Tuesday for the West Indies Championship that bowls off later this month.

The Scorpions, who will have a new captain in Paul Palmer Jr, open their campaign against the Barbados Pride from December 13-16.

“It’s an honour to be selected for participation; every young cricketer aspires to represent his country and here in the Caribbean, to represent the West Indies in every format of the game,” said an excited Levy who represented the CCC Marooners which won the recently concluded regional Super 50 tournament.

“This selection takes me one step closer to realising my childhood dreams. Each level of participation opens up more opportunities to grow, develop and earn.

“I’m a pacer in a squad with strong, talented players. The chemistry is good, we have each other’s backs. When I’m on attack they will be sharp in the field. I’m here to put every effort into defending any total we put up; dot balls, maiden overs and wickets are my top priority along with staying injury free.”

Meanwhile, Jamaica Cricket Association CEO Courtney Francis is confident that the Scorpions will represent well citing that the coaches have put in quite a bit of work in strengthening the team’s abilities to remain focused for longer periods.

 “In last year’s competition we had some games in which we would post strong first innings scores but the second innings scores were subpar. The players and staff have all learned from those errors and have put in some serious effort into targeting our shortcomings in maintaining concentration,” said Francis.

“The squad is balanced and should challenge for the title. As always, once we field well and deliver at high levels through our batting and bowling then the title will be well within reach. The lads are physically fit and strong; once this is complemented by mental strength, our opponents will have a tough task to better us.

“Further, I’m particularly excited about the inclusion of young Levy. This young man had two 4-wicket hauls in the recent Super 50 competition and one of them was in the final guiding his team to victory. He knows success and is hungry for more; this is the kind of injection of talent we can benefit from.”

The 13-man squad includes John Campbell, Chadwick Walton, Jermaine Blackwood, Paul Palmer Jr (captain), Andre McCarthy, Steven Taylor, Aldaine Thomas, Kenroy Williams, Dennis Bulli, Nikita Miller, Derval Green, Ryenard Leveridge and Jermaine Levy.

The Jamaica Scorpions depart for Barbados on Monday, December 10.

 

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