Guyanese Gordon delighted with sterling performance for Canada
Toronto, Canada - Former Guyana fast bowler Jeremy Gordon has expressed profound delight with his eight-wicket haul for Canada against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day match which finished on Sunday at the King City ground in Toronto.
The 26-year-old Berbician, in a mesmerizing first innings bowling spell, captured 6-43 from 13.5 overs, to help dismiss UAE for 116.
After his team compiled a respectable 369-6 declared, courtesy of his fellow Berbician Damodar Daesrath’s accomplished 111, the visitors were staging a gallant fight back reaching 207-4 when the proceedings ultimately came to a stalemate.
Gordon was again in the wicket column with 2-34 from 18 overs.
He later disclosed the pitch was relatively friendly and had to put in an extra effort to pick up the man-of-the-match award.
“I think the pitch was kind of friendly and I had to put in the extra effort to bowl, but definitely I [am] happy with my performances against the touring team,” Gordon related.
He insisted that the team played well and his teammates were very supportive and must acknowledge their contributions and also Coach Gus Logie’s guidance.
“I just want to thank my fellow teammates for supporting me during the entire match; little disappointed not to see my team winning the game but I satisfied with my success; I also just want to thank my coach (Logie) for his help throughout the game too and he has been very instrumental in getting my game right in all aspects,” Gordon mentioned.
The talented Gordon, who attired in his country’s senior colour too was also in an ecstatic mood having delivered with great precision and accuracy on a batting pitch to churn out such an admirable accomplishment.
“Yes, I am very much delighted to come out with the man-of-the-match performance for Canada; getting a six-wicket haul at the international level is certainly ‘wonderful’; I had to work hard because the track was quite a batting surface, but I am excited with the performance,” Gordon, who played for West Indies under-19 team in 2006, related.
Meanwhile, the duo have been selected to represent the North America nation once again in the limited-over version against same opposition also at King City in the Cricket League.
The two countries will match their skills in four 50-over encounters which began on Tuesday with three more games across Toronto.