Young Trevon Griffith targets plenty runs in GCB/GT&T inter-county
Toronto, Canada - First-class Guyana opening batsman Trevon Griffith is anxiously determined to make a big impression for Demerara from Thursday as the 2013 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/GT&T four-day inter-county cricket competition bowls off.
The diminutive left-hander, a former West Indies under-19 player, corresponded via email on Tuesday with this writer that he wants to accumulate plenty runs and that will be good for him and by extension his county.
He related that he has been working feverishly hard over the past weeks and now enthusiastic to dominate with the bat as the competition is being primarily used for the selection of the Guyana’s senior team for the next West Indies Cricket Board regional tournament.
Demerara will clash with the President’s XI at the Enmore Community Centre ground, East Coast Demerara, while Berbice and Essequibo will do battle at the Demerara Cricket Club venue in Georgetown.
“Yes, I just looking to get my individual performances in which would help me and my team while I just want to spend long time at the crease so I can make runs consistently,” the 22-year-old DCC player mentioned.
Griffith represented Guyana too at this year’s WICB T20 tournament and also featured in the Guyana Amazon Warriors team for the inaugural LIMACOL T20 tournament which was played last July. He played regionally for Guyana under-15 and under-19 team too.
He also emphasised the importance of training and feels it is compulsory as an athlete to become a successful cricketer after he had come off a net session yesterday.
“I think fitness [is] indeed important as a cricketer; I always want to work hard on my game and when it comes to training; once you fit both physically and mentally, the game will be easier, so I am looking forward to stay long at the crease,” Griffith explained.
The occasional off-spinner has played three four-day matches for Guyana but he may want to forget those following figures: 9 and 12 against Jamaica at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in Antigua and Barbuda; 1 and 7 against the same opponents at Sabina Park, Jamaica while 17 against Barbados at the Kensington Oval, Barbados after making his debut in 2011/2012.
In May 2011, he scored a fluent 55 against Pakistan in a warm-up two-day match at the renowned Bourda ground. An innings he said is still fresh in his memory.
As he set to play three matches at the inter-county level in this four-day format, the talented player has a great chance to redeem himself and to find favour with the national selectors.
On December 5 when the competition continues, Demerara will take on Essequibo at Wales Community Centre ground, West Bank Demerara, and on December 12, Demerara and arch-rivals Berbice will collide at Enmore again.
Meanwhile, torrential showers in Guyana may affect the start of play, especially at the DCC facility.