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Daily Argosy
Daily Argosy Staff

Well Balanced Side Wins Approval of Fans

Berbice Get four Places: Solomon Lone Newcomer to Local Team

Georgetown Cricket Club Pavilion, Bourda, Sunday — Selectors of the British Guiana Cricket Board of Control met here this afternoon and named a powerful batting combine to contest the quadrangular tournament against Jamaica. Hundreds of fans gave their approval to the well balanced side when it was announced by the Honorary Secretary, Mr. Kenny Wishart, in the evening.

The B.G. team read as follows: C. L. Walcott (capt), Basil Butcher, Wilfred Edun, Glendon Gibbs, Lance Gibbs, Rohan Kanhai, Ivan Madray, Clifford A. McWatt, Bruce H. Pairaudeau, Joe Solomon, C.H. "Bruiser" Thomas with Sonny Moonsammy as emergency fieldsman.

The selectors, Messrs. K. L. Wishart, Cecil De Caires, B. B. McG. Gaskin and C. L. Walcott have asked three other players, S. Baijnauth, Patrick Legall and Norman Wight to continue practising.


The only newcomer to the local side is Joe Solomon, who hit a retired 100 earlier in the day. He is one of the four Berbice players included oft the team. The other three are Basil Butcher, Rohan Kanhai and Ivan Madray.

On the whole the team is well served for batting with up to 10 of them being able to make runs. Walcott, Butcher, Kanhai, Pairaudeau, Gibbs, Solomon, and Madray should provide the backbone of the batting strength with McWatt, Thomas and Edun giving useful knocks.

No doubt Edun and Thomas will spearhead the pace attack with Walcott, Lance Gibbs, Madray, Butcher and Glendon Gibbs serving up the slower stuff. Edun's preference to Patrick Legall came as somewhat of a surprise to a few who have expressed the opinion that Edun has not been very impressive during the trials.