Carlon Bowen-Tuckett has distinguished himself as a highly decorated cricketer who has outshone his peers by gaining local, regional and international recognition by the age of 14. With athletic abilities and accolades that belie his age, young Bowen-Tuckett already pictures himself as a professional cricketer with the West Indies cricket team.
For Carlon, his success as a scholar and athlete began at the Maude Crosse Primary School, where he dominated mostly in track and field. With a few standing records under his belt, Carlon, a perennial gold medalist at the Nevis Inter-Primary Schools Athletics Championship, never lost the 100m race during his primary school career. As the record holder for the class 5 200 meter race, class 5,6, and 7 400 meter race, class 6 and 7 60 meter race, Carlon springboarded into the national spotlight as a top athlete. On the regional level, Carlon copped the top award and was named the victor ludorum at the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games in Jamaica in 2012 at the age of 8.
While Carlon excelled at track and fi eld, he naturally lost interest in the event, he instead began expending his efforts into cricket. As the son of Carl Tuckett, former cricketer for the West Indies cricket team, Carlon wishes to walk in the footsteps of his father whom he admires greatly. According to Carlon, cricket means everything to him; it is his dream to become a Professional Cricketer.
It is no surprise that Carlon’s track record of success continued well into the Charlestown Secondary School. The right hand batsman, left arm spinner, and wicket keeper is a member of the Leeward Islands under 15 cricket team for the past three years. Notably, Carlon captained the Leeward Islands under 15 cricket team in 2018. Carlon was the lone nevisian and one of two Leeward Islands players to tour with the West Indies Under 15 cricket squad in England in 2018. Notably, in a game played against London Schools Cricket Association (LSCA) , Carlon was one of the two top players to help the West Indies under 15 cricket team to defeat the LSCA. With an impressive, 43 not out off 43 deliveries with two fours and one six in a total of 127 for four off 20 overs.
At the age of 13, Carlon represented Nevis on the Leeward Islands under 17 cricket team in Trinidad. Presently Carlon is the captain of the Leeward Island under 15 cricket team. In the 2018 West Indies Regional Tournament, Carlon played several matches in Jamaica.
Recognising that his athletic success is hinged on his academic performance, Carlon is troubled whenever he does not perform to the best of his ability, that is maintaining his above 90 average. Occasionally, Carlon finds it difficult to balance sports and academics but dedicates time after practices to study and complete his homework assignments. With this diligence Carlon was adjudged Best Reader in Nevis for the 2013 Regional Courts OECS Reading Competition and placed second in the federation.
Having graduated as the Salutatorian at the Maude Crosse Preparatory School and top boy in Nevis for his performance in the 2016 Test of Standards Examination, Carlon has shown exceptional prowess in both athletics and academics, solidifying his remarkable teen award in the area of sports (cricket).