Building on the success of national player Preston McSween who is now a full time professional cricketer with the Barbados Pride Franchise another two Grenadian cricketers left the Island on Wednesday to play club cricket in Barbados.
The two Ryan John and Roland Cato both former students of the St David’s Catholic Secondary School who represented the Parish of St David’s and the national cricket team at all levels and most recently as part of the senior team in the just concluded Windward Island Cricket Tournament, are expected to be in action this weekend playing for different clubs in Barbados.
John, a fast bowling all-rounder, a member of the West Indies Under 19 training squad will represent FLOW (formerly LIME) in the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Division one Completion, while Cato, a middle order batsman will represent Yorkshire for the duration of the domestic season which ends in late October.
Moves to have the two aspiring cricketers gain further cricketing experience in Barbados were arranged by President of the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) Dwain Gill and made possible through contributions from the GCA and West Indies player Andre Fletcher.
In 2014 Preston McSween benefitted from a similar initiative and represented Yorkshire with great success. McSween is now a full professional cricketer contracted with the Barbados Pride Franchise and will also represent Yorkshire while in Barbados.