Kingston, Jamaica: For Alwyn Williams from St Mary, the match that sparked his love for cricket was one he played as a boy in the streets with his friends and older brother.
With big dreams of representing Jamaica as part of the West Indies cricket team, the Boscobel Cricket Team batsman and century maker added a new title to his belt in the SDC/Wray & Nephew National Community T20 Cricket held on Sunday, August 21.
Learning the gentleman’s game from his older brother who was then the cricketer of the family, the skills Williams has honed since his younger years have landed him an all-rounder position as a player for the Jamaica Scorpions.
“My dream is to play for the West Indies, to be one of the better all-rounders that play for Jamaica and the West Indies. In order to do that, I know I have to score runs and wickets for Jamaica and do the same for the West Indies whenever I get the chance.” Williams explained following his recent performance at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in St Ann.
The 28-year-old who made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2018–19 Regional Four Day Competition in February 2019, explained that his passion for cricket is more than words could describe.
“There’s more than enjoyment. I play any cricket, wind ball cricket, tiered ball cricket, no matter the time, no matter the weather, no matter whatever, if it’s cricket I am ready”, the all-rounder batsman shared.
Throughout his cricket career, Williams has won over five titles with his Boscobel St Mary team. Though his cricketing performances have taken him to countries across the Caribbean, he shared that winning the National Community T20 Cricket Finals was a special accomplishment.
“I rank this one on Sunday in my top five because of my mindset going into the game. I promised my manager who means so much to me as a cricketer and who has pushed me for most of my life to get this far; I promised him that I would try my best to let him have a touch of the SDC/Wray & Nephew T20 Cricket trophy,” Williams shared.
Making good on his promise Alwyn won himself the spot prize of $100,000 courtesy of title sponsor Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, after making a whopping 100 runs to help secure his team’s victory in the SDC/Wray & Nephew National Community T20 Cricket finals. At the end of the match, Williams walked away with an additional two $10, 000 cash prizes as the man of the match and as the man scoring the most runs.
Wowed by the stunning performance. Pavel Smith, Marketing Manager, J. Wray & Nephew Ltd made the on-the-spot prize announcement.
“This is why Wray & Nephew continues to support community events. Our sponsorship enables a platform that has long given homegrown sportsmen and women an avenue to matriculate and to represent the country globally. We are happy to partner with the Social Development Commission to energize this tournament and add value for players and patrons,” Smith declared.