Market Deeping Cricket Club player Nick Andrews enjoyed a day (March 9) to remember as he skippered his country for the first time and claimed the wicket of a former West Indian Test player.
Andrews, who lives in Werrington, captained England’s Over 60 side in a ‘Test’ match against Barbados in the Caribbean and, although his side lost, he finished the match a very proud man.
Andrews scored 25 before he was run out in England’s 155-7, but his moment of glory arrived when he dismissed Collis King, a star for West Indies in their 1979 World Cup Final win over England, into a rash shot.
Barbados went onto to win the match by three wickets and claim a 1-1 draw in the two-match series. King had smacked a quickfire 63 in the first ‘Test’, including 18 from one Andrews’ over, but England won that match.
Andrews said: “Collis uses a railway sleeper and hits the ball very hard. It’s been the best tour I’ve been by far though.”
Wisbech player Stu Unwin made his England ‘Test’ debut in the second Test and finished 12 not out. Stuart Arnold (March) and Graham Sainsbury (Orton Park) were also on the tour.
Unwin cracked an unbeaten 50 in a warm-up game.