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Tridents skipper Holder proud of spin sensation Walsh

By September 26, 2019
Barbados Tridents spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. Barbados Tridents spinner Hayden Walsh Jr.

Barbados Tridents skipper Jason Holder has heaped praises on leg spinner Hayden Walsh Jr whose devastating spell proved crucial in an important win over Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday.

Walsh Jr claimed three wickets in four balls for the first five-wicket haul of the season.  In a match-altering spell, the spinner removed the dangerous Kieron Pollard for 3 before adding the scalp of Jimmy Neesham and Seekkuge Prasanna in consecutive deliveries.  Earlier Walsh also removed Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo, who looked set to give the Knight Riders a boost in their run chase after carving out a patient 28 from 24.

“I’m proud of Hayden.  He’s had a difficult time in West Indies cricket, he’s been in and out of a few franchises and he hasn’t had a chance to really get a good run of games,” Holder said.

“I spoke to him before the tournament and I backed him and gave him all the confidence.  We wanted a local leg spinner and he was one of the guys I was really looking for and we got him.  I’m just happy to see him come in and deliver.  I'm just really proud of him,” Holder added.

 

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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