North-South: Kensington Oval to see Caribbean-English live action
By Ayisha Moore-Niles
The English have their eyes set on Kensington Oval as they prepare for the North-South Series which is slated to begin tomorrow, March 18th.
Barbados and by extension the Caribbean is set to host the second North-South Series since its revival. The North will be eager to enact their revenge on the South having been defeated 3-0 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in March of last year.
When the dust settles on the North-South Series, MCC will participate in a day & night match up against Essex who was the winners of the Specsavers County Championship. This matchup will bring down the curtain on the 2018 Festival of English cricket here in Barbados.
Looking ahead to the 2019 Tour of England to the West Indies this gives the Barbados Cricket Association and by extension Cricket West Indies (CWI) a chance to showcase all that Kensington Oval has to offer and give the ECB the opportunity to get as much practice as they can as well as to examine their ODI players. This will allow the ECB to provide the most effective and efficient squad in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Let us hope that CWI will be watching too!
Hailing from the North
S Mullaney (Notts, Captain), S Hain (Warwickshire), B Duckett Northamptonshire), J Clarke (Worcestershire), K Jennings (Lancashire), B D'Oliveira (Worcestershire), A Davies (Lancashire, wk), P Coughlin (Notts), M Fisher (Yorkshire), S Mahmood (Lancashire), R Gleeson (Northamptonshire), Z Chappell (Leicestershire), M Parkinson (Lancashire)
Coach –Paul Collingwood (Durham)
Assistant Coach- Paul Franks (Notts Outlaws)
Representing from the South
S Northeast (Kent, captain), D Bell-Drummond (Kent*), N Gubbins (Middlesex), D Lawrence (Essex), D Rawlins (Sussex), L Dawson (Hampshire), J Simpson (Middlesex, wk), S Curran (Surrey), P Walter (Essex), D Bess (Somerset), T Helm (Middlesex), J Porter (Essex), G Garton (Sussex).
Coach – Mark Ramprakash (ECB)
Assistant Coach Andy Flower (ECB)
Sunda,y March 18, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
All matches begin at 9:30 am local time.
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