Vincentian makes good of debut season in Australia
YOUNG VINCENTIAN fast bowling prospect Rayan Williams, has returned from a six-month stint in Australia.
The 20-year-old, represented the Mill Park Cricket Club in the Melbourne club cricket set-up.
Williams played a total of 14 matches, taking 30 wickets.
Sending down 160 . 2 overs, Williams had 32 maidens, conceding 522 runs.
His best bowling was 6 for 60, versus Lalor Stars On the batting side of his debut year in Australia, Williams scored 225 runs from 13 innings, at an average of 20.45 .
His highest score was 82, which was one of two scores beyond 50.
Reflecting on his sojourn, Williams told SEARCHLIGHT that it was a “life-changing experience, because I was outside my comfort zone”.
One of the underlying challenges was adapting to the matting.
“On my development, I am more patient in my batting and bowling… In my bowling the ball doesn’t swing a lot, so I had to let the batsmen make the mistakes,” Williams assessed.
Since returning last Thursday, Williams has been busy keeping his fitness level up, as he is part of the senior team squad that has been called up for the Windward Islands tournament, whenever it is rescheduled.
Williams, who plays for Guardian General Saints in the Premier Division of the national cricket programme, has represented SVG at the Under-15, Under-19 and the senior levels.
He has also played for the Windward Islands team at the regional Under-19 tournament.