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Butler, Jackson should boost senior squad

Butler, Jackson should boost senior squad

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be banking on experienced players Deighton Butler and Orlanzo Jackson to form the backbone of their 2005 senior cricket squad.

A 15-man squad was expected to be named yesterday (Thursday) to take part in the Windward island tournament. That competition is scheduled for St. Lucia starting September 15. {{more}}

Coach Ian Allen was upbeat about his team’s chances when he went through the final paces of their preparation exercise earlier this week.

Allen was counting on a heavy commitment from Butler recently elevated to the west Indies level, and Jackson, who was playing league cricket in England. Kenroy Peters, who made it to Sri Lanka with the West Indies A team, was expected to strengthen the party.

Hank Hall who underwent a training stint in India earlier this year under former Australia speedster Denis Lillee is expected to confirm his place on the squad.

Other contenders in the bowling department were Norlan Williams, Keron Cottoy, Dyke Cato, and Marlon John.

The batting would hinge on Romel Currency, Hyron Shallow, Donwell Hector, Roland Wilkinson, and Harley Skerritt. Wicketkeeper Lyndon James is likely to continue with the glove work, but Seon Sween, was also in contention.

From this tournament, a Windward team will be selected for the President’s One-Day competition. That will be played in two Zones with the final set for Guyana October 12.

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