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Browne happy with Australia sojourn

Browne happy with Australia sojourn


Teenage fast bowler, Vincentian Shaquille Browne has benefitted from his recent three-week tour to Australia with a group of young regional cricketers to engage their counterparts there.{{more}}

The tour was organized by All Sports Promotion, a Trinidadian company, headed by Tony Harford.

In the sub-continent, the regional hopefuls were set to play four 50 over matches, two 45 over matches, and two T/20 matches in Sydney and Melbourne.

Browne told SEARCHLIGHT last Saturday that the tour was an eye opener for him as he saw a different attitude demonstrated by his Australian peers.

“The Australians, they love to joke a lot when they are off the field, but when they are in the match, they are very serious,” Browne said.

Browne said that even though many of the planned matches were rained out, it was a dream for him to be afforded the opportunity to represent the region.

“I did not do the best I could in the matches that I played, so I know I have to work real hard,” he admitted.

Browne spoke of the many challenges faced, including the weather conditions and the food, but said they all helped in getting him prepared for what is his ultimate goal to become the best fast bowler.

The 16-year-old Browne, however, promises to use his experiences in good stead as he focuses on his immediate goals, which are to continue representing the Windwards Under-19, then the St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior team.

A versatile sportsman, Browne, who also participates in Track and Field, is currently preparing with his school team, the Thomas Saunders Secondary, which is set to participate in the prestigious Penn Relays in the USA in late April 2011.

The participation of Thomas Saunders Secondary will be the first time St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be represented at these Games. (RT)