WI Team For Canada & US

Date Published: 
22-May-1886
Source: 
New York Times
Author: 
New York Times Staff

WEST INDIA CRICKETERS.

THE TEAM WHICH IS TO MEET THE BEST AMERICAN PLAYERS

Through the exertions of Mr. Guy Wyatt, of the Georgetown Cricket Club of Demerara, the visit to this country and Canada this season of a team of West Indian cricketers is now assured. The team will be composed of fourteen members - seven from Demerara, six from Jamaica, and one from Barbadoes.

It will leave Demerara July 24 and reach this city Aug. 14. The first match will be played at Montreal, Aug. 16, and the last in this city. The visitors will visit Philadelphia after leaving Canada, then go to Boston, and then come to this city.

On paper the eleven appears to be a good one, and in a match played at Demerara on Easter Monday, between the Georgetown Club and the East Coast eleven, both Mr. Wright and Mr. Henery distinguished themselves at the bat, the former hitting 63 and 28 and the latter 40 runs. Mr. Henery also took seven wickets for the cost of only 52 runs.

Mr. W. B. Henry, of the Young America Cricket Club, of Philadelphia, who is on a visit to the colony, and who played on the side of the East Coast eleven, says that the West Indian team will be much stronger than first anticipated in America.

The following are the members of the eleven : From the Georgetown Cricket Club of Demerara - E. F. Wright, P. J. T. Henery, J. A. Potbury, R. H. Stewart, G. Russell Garnett, L. L. Kerr, and G. Wyatt; from Jamaica - Frederick Kemble, E. N. Marshall, and L. R. Fyfe, of the Kingston Club; Walter Farquharson and Percy Isaacs, of St. Elizabeth's Club, and Lionel A. Isaacs, of the Mandeville Club, and E. M. Skeete, of Barbadoes.