Former Claremont Cricket Club captain nears ODI, Test debuts

File image: James Cameron-Dow.

Former Claremont Cricket Club spinner James Cameron-Dow has been named in Ireland’s squads for February and March’s ODIs series and one-off Test against Afghanistan.

Cameron-Dow captained Claremont Cricket Club in the premier league as recently as the 2017-18 Western Province Cricket Association season.

The left-arm spinner recently toured Sri Lanka with Ireland A – and impressed with 13 wickets in two first-class fixtures in Hambantota. The talented all-rounder’s prowess with the bat, too, yielded a maiden first-class half-century en route to 76 not out against Sri Lanka A.

Fellow all-rounder Shane Getkate, who represented Rondebosch Cricket Club during the 2018-19 WPCA premier league, has been included in Ireland’s squad for February’s quadrangular T20I series with Oman, Netherlands and Scotland.

File image: Shane Getkate.

“With regards to some of the new faces, there is no denying the performances of Cameron-Dow and Getkate on the Ireland A tour have impressed selectors. James may, for many fans, come as a bit of an unexpected surprise, but we have had our eye on him for a while now,” said chairman of selectors Andrew White.

“His progress and development has been promising. He certainly offers us a good spin option for the Indian wickets we will play on against Afghanistan. Shane has had an outstanding white-ball series for the A side.”