Former Claremont Cricket Club all-rounder named in USA squad

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Former Claremont Cricket Club all-rounder Luke Schofield has been included in the United States of America’s extended training squad.

Schofield represented Claremont Cricket Club as recently as the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association premier league, before relocating to St Louis, Missouri, USA.

The 44-man squad includes former Proteas seamer Rusty Theron, West Indies batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Xavier Marshall – and Big Bash League cricketer Cameron Gannon.

“It has been a hugely challenging 12 months for everyone involved in cricket around the world,” said USA Cricket chairman of selection Michael Voss.

“On behalf of my fellow selectors, I would like to thank the cricketers from all over the country who took part in the zonal trials – for their attendance, commitments, efforts and for their patience as we work our way through this difficult time.

“We are delighted to now extend the national training group to a panel of 44 talented cricketers from right across the country.

“This training group will be regularly revised based on each player’s attitude, training and match performance, and of course their skill development and fitness.

“We have vitally important matches coming up in 2021, so the men’s training camp and team USA selection matches we are planning for next month in Houston are critical to bringing everyone together.

“The extended group of players more fairly reflects the depth of talent we have seen across the country and will allow us to pick the strongest possible team USA squad for our return to action in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.”

Claremont Cricket Club Representation Elsewhere

Claremont Cricket Club have also been represented elsewhere around the world.

Former WPCA premier league captain James Cameron-Dow played one Test and four ODIs for Ireland against Afghanistan in 2019.

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1 Comment on "Former Claremont Cricket Club all-rounder named in USA squad"

  1. I have keenly watched grow in his cricketing performance since school days at Reddam in Cape Town SA. He also played for Western Province B team which played in a tournament in Rawsonville,
    near Worcester. He later moved to Bishops school in his high school years and for their First XI
    He was chosen to tour UK with the touring team in 2012. My wife and I had decided to visit my married brother and his wife and 2 children. I followed the team to a triangular tournament in
    Shrewsbury and another in Tonbridge when my brother and wife also attended.
    When Luke married Emma to live in the USA he left his cricketing gear behind as he felt there
    was no cricket available there. To his surprise he was chosen to play for a team from St. Louis and now has progressed even further !
    As Luke is my grandson I am keen on his development especially I was a keen cricketer myself.
    I played for Pinelands Cricket Club for 35 years from 1955-1990 and was appointed President in
    1980. I served on the Western Province Union/Association committees until 2002 when I left
    Pinelands after 57 years of living there to live elsewhere.

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