What do Cameron Steel, Ian Holland, Rusty Theron and Xavier Marshall all have in common?
They’re all in the USA cricket squad of course and could soon win some Twenty20 International caps!
Nearly two years ago I wrote about about the possibility of English county cricketers Steel and Holland representing USA…
Steel has fallen out of favour at Durham under James Franklin’s take no prisoners approach. Even James ‘Killer’ Weighell can’t get a game. I digress. Holland, who won a sort of X Factor style cricket competition in Australia has, like Steel, struggled to hold down a place in domestic cricket this season. The Hampshire all-rounder had to head to Northamptonshire to get some game time. Now he’s heading to Los Angeles!
I was surprised that Theron didn’t get more opportunities for South Africa but we may yet see more of him at international level.
Former West Indies hit or miss swashbuckler Xavier Marshall has been part of USA cricket for a while now.
Steel and Holland are American born unlike Theron and Marshall but hopefully all of the above can inspire Americans to participate in the best bat and ball game there is… bases, pitchers… what?