The enormity of his talent is well respected nationally; his deep potential was recently spotted at the Windward Islands tournament where he excelled to capture the Most Valuable Player award.
Now the region is gracefully observing greatness in waiting. Emmanuel Stewart is continuing his brilliant form in the current West Indies under-15 tournament in Jamaica.
In the second series of matches Stewart led from the front with a top score of 20 against Trinidad and Tobago although in a losing cause. On Monday he steered his team to vital first-innings points against Guyana with a brilliant 54 in his team’s 148 for 8 off 38 overs, after bowling out the Guyanese for 78, for a handsome lead of 70 runs.
Stewart, who is the captain of the Windward Islands under-15 team, returned to further demonstrate his astute captaincy to reduce the Guyanese to 25 for 6 off 25 overs as he intensified the pressure on his Guyanese counterparts. Officials of the West Indies Cricket Board are reported to be investing keen eyes on the 13-year-old who continues to occupy the main essence of Caribbean cricket pundits’ discussions as a potential West Indies player.