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HEADLINE: Ja U-15 cricket coach optimistic ahead of regional tournament 3/26/24, 3:22:56 PM avatar image

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MILTON Thomas, the new Jamaica Under-15 cricket head coach, says players are “upbeat” and eager going into the 2024 West Indies Rising Stars tournament in Antigua.

The Jamaicans, comprising a 14-member playing squad, were scheduled to depart the island on Sunday ahead of their opening match against Leeward Islands on Tuesday.

“The guys are upbeat,” Thomas told the Jamaica Observer just prior to their departure.

Thomas, who replaces the experienced Philip Service as coach of the Under-15s, said once the budding cricketers play to their abilities he expects an improvement on Jamaica’s last-place finish from the previous season.

“I am hoping these youngsters play to their full potential. If they do that, I will be satisfied and I am certain it would put us in a good place.”

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Slipfeeler 3/28/24, 12:51:31 AM
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It’s good to be confident but let’s not jump on any bandwagon until we see how the young cricketers account for themselves on the field. I am aware of many youth cricketers from St. Mary, STETHS, Tacky, other rural schools and some Kingston schools like Wolmers and JC.