Walsh, Smith, Rampaul for Melbourne Festival
Sat, Sep 14, '02
Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh and Red Stripe
Bowl-winning Barbadian players Floyd Reifer, Philo Wallace, and Ian
Bradshaw have been invited to appear at the 2002 Milo/Melbourne
cricket festival later this month in Jamaica.
Walsh and young West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will be opposing captains for the September 29 match that has a Jamaica side facing a Melbourne Invitational XI at the club?s ground.
Melbourne president Tony Becca says this year's event honours
successes of the national team in recent years - Busta
International Shield champions in 2001 and the Busta Cup this year.
Melbourne-product Walsh, who holds the world record for wickets in Test cricket at 519, will lead the Melbourne XI that includes Reifer, the Red Stripe Bowl 'Final Four' MVP, Wallace, Bradshaw, and other regional stars -- Devon Smith of Grenada, Guyana's Colin Stuart, and teenager Ravi Rampaul of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Jamaica side is expected to include Samuels, Gareth Breese, Darren Powell and Jermaine Lawson just ahead of their departure for West Indies duties in India, and other players with West Indies experience Leon Garrick, Ricardo Powell, and Robert Samuels.
* SOURCE: Guyana Chronicle