Thursday, 5 May 2011

Interesting trialist

Nice to read details of a successful young trialist on the club site, taking five wickets against Leicestershire, who included ex-Gloucestershire batsman Kadeer Ali as a trialist of their own.

For those who like to know such things, Ali (not Alex as reported) Evans plays his cricket for Carlton in Edinburgh and spent last winter playing grade cricket in Adelaide for Northern Districts. This was on a sponsorship arranged under the auspices of Terry Racionzer, the former Sussex and Scotland batsman who is CEO of Schuh, the successful shoe retailer with its base in Edinburgh.

Evans is a tall 22-year old who is apparently bowling well and quickly this season, though whether he is ‘fast’ as labelled in the press up here, or fast medium is a moot point. Either way, his was an impressive performance and I’d guess a Scotland recall for the youngster, who currently has one cap, is not too far away.

On the basis of that spell of bowling I’d guess Derbyshire would want another look at him sometime soon…

PS On a ‘claim to fame’ note I once bowled the forementioned Terry Racionzer with a well-flighted delivery in a Scottish counties fixture a good few years back. The fact that my four previous well-flighted deliveries, in the last over of a fifty-over innings, had gone for 4,6,6,4 is inconsequential to the story…he fell to my cunning plan. Ahem…

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