New boy Nurse named in Barbados squad

BRIDGETOWN ­-- The Barbados cricket selectors named middle-order batsman Rohan Nurse as the only newcomer in their squad for the start of the 2009 West Indies Cricket Board’s Four-day Regional Tournament.

The 25-year-old from the Spartan Cricket Club is a former Barbados Under-19 captain. He secured his place with a fine 132 on the last Barbados Preparation Series match at the North Stars Ground on the island’s north coast. The 13-man Barbados squad to face Trinidad and Tobago in their season-opener on January 9 at Police Sports Club in Bridgetown will be led by Jason Haynes.

The squad includes eight players with West Indies experience -- Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach, just back from West Indies team duty in New Zealand, Ryan Hinds, Dwayne Smith, Tino Best, Pedro Collins, Corey Collymore, Dwayne Smith, and wicket-keeper/batsman Patrick Browne.

SQUAD - Jason Haynes (captain), Rohan Nurse, Dale Richards, Ryan Hinds, Dwayne Smith, Patrick Browne, Jonathan Carter, Kevin Stoute, Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Pedro Collins, Corey Collymore, Kemar Roach.

Reserves: Rashidi Boucher, Nikolai Charles, Corey Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Carlo Morris, Shane Ramsay, Barrington Yearwood.