The Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB) Selection Panel have selected a 13 man squad for the first game of the Digicel Regional 4 day tournament 2016/2017. The Leeward Island Hurricanes will start its first game of the season against the Barbados Pride on the 11th to 14th November at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium in St.Kitts.
The Squad comprises of :
Kieran Powell (Captain)
Rahkeem Cornwall (Vice Captain)
Hayden Walsh jr
Manager- Hugh Gore
Coach – Reginald Benjamin
Trainer/ Physiotherapist- Alister James
The Chairman of the Leeward Islands Selection Panel is Hamish Anthony, along with other members, Lawrence Carty, Joel Simmons and Head coach of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Reginald Benjamin.
Twenty – two (22) year old Akeem Saunders is the lone new comer to the thirteen (13) man squad. This comes after his performance of 157 Not out during the Leeward Islands practice games which was held in Antigua over the past three weeks. Other strong batting performances during these games came from Nkrumah Bonner, Jahmar Hamilton, Chesney Hughes, Jacques Taylor, Quinton Boatswain, Kacey Carty and Vice-Captain Rahkeem Cornwall all of these batsman scored half centuries during the practice games.
The bowlers performed equally aggressively with Hayden Walsh Jr with 6 wickets for 112 runs; Jeremiah Louis 5 for 62 and Rahkeem Cornwall 5 for 35.
The selectors’ job was quite hard as each cricketer performed to their highest standard, with a competitive drive to maintain and to gain a spot on the Hurricanes’ roster.