Sealy, Morris ready to lead

Ramon Sealy sets the field during a practice match earlier this year.

When the Cayman Islands national cricket team travels to South Africa for the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 tournament in September, it will be the second tour that Ramon Sealy will be leading the way as captain. For this challenge, he’ll have a new vice-captain to lean on in Alessandro Morris.

Cayman Cricket technical director and chairman of selectors Peter Anderson explained how the decision was made to add Morris to the leadership of the team.

“Both of those players are regulars in the team and they’re going to be playing every game down there. So, I need to have experienced players as captain and vice-captain in the selection of the team for every game,” Anderson said.

Sealy’s maiden tour as senior captain saw the Cayman Islands earning promotion to Division 5 after sweeping Argentina in a three-match series in February.

“He’s got a tough gig this tour, so I felt I could bring someone else who could give him support and that was part of the process,” Anderson explained, pointing out that with Sealy is the only wicket keeper in the squad and expected to bat at six.


“Alessandro has been one of the better captains with his performance with the club area. Ramon is going to be well supported,” Anderson added.

Chris Palmer, who was the vice-captain on the Argentina trip, was not among 14-players named to travel to South Africa.

Morris said he’s looking forward to the challenge that comes with the senior role, especially against tougher competition from the likes of Qatar, Italy and Guernsey.

“It’s always an honour to represent the country and to serve in a more senior capacity is even better. It means a lot to me,” he said. “I think we are heading in the right direction. I’m looking forward to contributing in the best way possible and this is a good opportunity for me to show that.”

Sealy also shared his thoughts about being captain for a second retaining the captaincy.

“I don’t really plan to change much [from the Argentina series],” he said.  “If all of us go out there and play our game, then we won’t have a problem. We have the talent, we just have to execute the game plan. I’m just hoping that the players will fall into the game plan and I look forward to good things.”

The other members of the squad are Kevin Bazil, Ryan Bovell, Corey Cato, Darren Cato, Sacha De Alwis, Jalon Linton, Deno McInnis, Ricardo Roach, Gregory Smith, Troy Taylor, Omar Willis, and Conroy Wright.

Cayman’s first game is versus Qatar on 3 September.

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