Friday May 5th, 2017 - The Wanderers Cricket Junior team, on April 28th got a chance to experience first-hand training with the West Indies Cricket team thanks to Digicel Barbados.
In preparation for their upcoming tour of England in August, the Wanderers team was taken through its paces with catching, fielding and batting drills under the guidance of Coach Roddy Estwick and former Wanderers Club graduate and now West Indies Captain, Jason Holder.
After a three-hour intensive training session, team member, Nikhil Uttamchandani, said; “It’s always great to learn from fellow sportsmen - and in this case – an expert like Jason Holder who is so respected and has been a great role model for us. I learnt a lot as a keeper today, and on behalf of the team, I want to thank Digicel because working with them brings great opportunities.”
The Wanderers Cricket Club was formed in 1877 and plays in the Barbados Cricket Association Upper Intermediate Division. The Club is one of the most revered clubs in Barbados, having produced West Indies Cricketers such as Denis Atkinson, Richard Edward, Ian Bradshaw, Pedro Collins and Kraigg Brathwaite just to name a few.
“The players had a great time thanks to Jason Holder and Coach Estwick. Their feedback have also been very positive and encouraging for us,” said Carolyn Shepherd, Director of Marketing for Digicel Barbados.
Shepherd continued; “Digicel continues to be an avid supporter of cricket not only in Barbados but also across the region and we’re committed to helping to preserve the game so young aspiring players can reach their full potential and become the next stars – thanks to Jason Holder and Coach Estwick.”