Roberts passes tips to Leeward bowlers

Sir Andy Roberts, the former West Indies fast bowler, visited St. Kitts to assist the bowlers of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes last week. 

Hurricanes head coach Reginald Benjamin was pleased with his visit. 

Benjamin said, “Sir Andy is one of the best and it was great that he was able to join us for a few days. 

“The bowlers have been very receptive and thrilled at the opportunity to work with Sir Andy. I would like to thank the Leeward Islands Cricket Board administration for ensuring that this request was made a reality.” 

Sir Andy, 64, an Antiguan who was one of the greatest West Indies fast bowlers in the 70s and 80s, conducted net practice, off the field advice and fitness workouts at the beach. 

Benjamin on a recent radio show stated that the LICB will continue to tap into the knowledge and experience of former cricketers from the Leeward Islands. 

“We will continue to consult with former players who we know can greatly assist our young players,” said Benjamin. “We are working hard to improve Leewards cricket and understand the importance of including past players who have already made Leeward Islanders proud.” 

The Hurricanes are preparing for the Premier Cricket League Regional 4 Day competition which begins on Nov. 7 against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Warner Park in St. Kitts. 

Sir Andy Roberts
Sir Andy Roberts