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Dellorn Johnson keeping his “feat” on the ground

Dellorn Johnson keeping his “feat” on the ground

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Vincentian and Windward Islands left arm fast Dellorn Johnson, who holds the record for the best bowling figures in the regional T/20 Cricket Competition, is not letting that get to his head.{{more}}

Johnson, on Sunday January 22, inked his name in the regional Cricket history books, when he bagged 5 for 5, from four overs, two of which were maidens.

Johnson snared his handful of wickets in the third place play-off against host Barbados at the Kensington Oval.

In his haul, Johnson had West Indies middle order batsman Kirk Edwards caught by wicket keeper Lindon James for 1, and had Kevin Stoute also dismissed the same way for 3, and bowled Shane Dorwich for a duck, in his first two overs.

Johnson then returned to get rid of Sullieman Benn and Tino Best, both caught for 13 and 0 respectively, as Barbados folded for 101 in 19.5 overs.

Earning the man-of-the Match award, Johnson’s efforts helped the Windwards to a seven wicket win and the third spot in the tournament.

Reflecting on his achievement, Johnson told SEARCHLIGHT last Wednesday that his accomplishment is still sinking in, and whilst he is happy, he is not letting it get to his head.

He credits his performance to the knowledge gained from his stint at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados, where he spent two semesters.

“I tried to stick to the basics and put what I have learnt at the High Performance Centre into practice,” Johnson, 23, said.

Johnson, a former West Indies Under-19 player added that at the HPC, he learnt a lot about Cricket, how to be responsible as a player and how to adapt to pressure.

Johnson made his Windwards senior team debut in 2010, and his T/20 debut in the last of the preliminary round of the competition against Guyana.

In his first bowl out, Johnson took 3 for 40, from his four overs.

Part of the Windwards team for the regional four-day competition, which bowls off this Friday, February 3, Johnson is not looking to set the region alight.

“I will be looking to get wickets, but I have to be realistic, as every day won’t be the same,” Johnson, who plays for local cricket club OLA Boutique Radcliffe, said.

Johnson has former West Indies right arm fast bowler and captain Courtney Walsh, and former Pakistan left arm fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram as his mentors.

Johnson holds Walsh high for his wicket taking ability and Akram, for being one of the world’s best left arm fast bowlers.(RT)

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