The Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) announced today that left-arm fast bowler Dillan John had been called up to join the Windward Islands Volcanoes training camp in St George’s, Grenada.
Aged 24, John will be hoping to impress the selectors and make it onto the Volcanoes franchise squad, which will compete in the 2019 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Nagico Regional Super 50 Tournament.
According to a release from the SLNCA, “the young pacer whilst in Grenada will be engaged in fitness/ training sessions and a number of practice matches at the Camp which will conclude on October 30th… The SLNCA congratulates Mr. John on his invitation to participate in the Volcanoes Camp and wishes him every success in his outing as he endeavors to make the Volcanoes Team.”
A member of the Central Castries team in domestic competition, John was the marquee player for Warriors in the just-ended South Castries Cricket Association T10 Smash Up.
He played for Saint Lucia Police in the 2019 Regional Police T20 Cricket Tournament, and for Avatar City Blasters in the Saint Lucia Premier League.
Curiously, John had just one match in April’s Windward Islands tournament, taking four wickets against St Vincent and the Grenadines.
When the Player Draft for the 2019/2020 Super50 Cup and West Indies (Four-Day) Championship was held in April, Larry Edward was the sole Saint Lucian retained by the Volcanoes. Edward took 27 wickets in the 2018/2019 First-Class Season.
Meanwhile, former West Indies Under-19 and Guyana Jaguars batsman Bhaskar Yadram was drafted as one of two overseas players by Windward Islands Volcanoes. The 19-year-old played two first-class matches for Guyana in the 2017/18 season and had an average of just 9.75, with a top score of 25.
Windward Islands Volcanoes: Sunil Ambris, Alick Anthanaze, Roland Cato, Kirk Edwards, Kavem Hodge, Devon Smith, Shermon Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ray Jordon, Josh Thomas, Bhaskar Yadram, Larry Edward, Kenneth Dember, Desron Maloney, Dillon Douglas