Ormskirk's overseas player Dane Currency looking to cash in
Liverpool Echo article.
Lancashire, England - Ormskirk Cricket Club has looked to the Caribbean in their quest to topple arch-rivals Northern and reclaim the Premier League title they last won in 2011.
West Indies cricketer Dane Currency flew in to Brook Lane last week from Barbados with the club's latest overseas player pledging to fill the sizeable shoes of England tweaker Simon Kerrigan who is expected to be unavailable with Lancashire for the majority of the season.
As an orthodox left arm spin bowler, who also bats in the middle order, Currency has enjoyed cricketing success with his home West Indies club Carlton CC and in England with Rochdale CC of the Central Lancashire League and Staley CC of the Saddleworth and District League.
Because of a restriction in fielding overseas players in the Ray Digman Trophy Competition he was unavailable for the first competitive game of the season but will be making his debut against Fleetwood Hesketh CC when the Premier League Competition gets under way at Brook Lane tomorrow.
Reflecting on his arrival in West Lancashire, Currency, 28, said: “I could not have been made more welcome. Even the weather has been kind to me so far to match that warm welcome.
"I am really looking forward to playing with a talented group of players with superb facilities in a progressive and ambitious club.
"I have carefully followed Simon Kerrigan’s success in top class cricket and hope to follow in his footsteps as a top wicket taker for Ormskirk. The thoughts of lining up with fellow left arm spinner Martyn Farrell fills me with enthusiasm and expectation.”
Ian Robinson, the Ormskirk captain, said he recruited the Bajan spinner to add strength in depth to his squad of players.
He said: “Dane comes highly recommended and I am confident that his presence will greatly enhance the club’s push for honours this season.
"He settled in very quickly and joined a training session held just hours after arriving from a long flight, which is testament to his determination to acclimatise to English conditions and be ready for the first game of the season.”
Saturday, April 26 - 1pm start
LDCC Premier League: Birkenhead Park v Northern, Bootle v New Brighton, Ormskirk v Fleetwood Hesketh, Rainhill v Lytham, Southport and Birkdale v Leigh, Wallasey v Maghull.
LDCC Division One: Ainsdale v Formby, Colwyn Bay v Sefton Park, Highfield v Liverpool, Newton le Willows v Wigan, Rainford v Orrell Red Triangle, Wavertree v Northop Hall.
LDCC Division Two: Birkenhead St Mary's v Parkfield Liscard, Old Xaverians v Burscough, St Helens Town v Prestatyn, Spring View v Skelmersdale, Sutton v Alder