Hercules enjoying successful English season
Following his success in Melbourne Australia, former Guyana Under- 5 & 19 cricketer Ryan Hercules is enjoying a successful start to his fifth season playing in the United Kingdom. Hercules is playing for Whiston Cricket Club and the season could not have got off to a better start for the talented Essequibo all-rounder.
In his first game Ryan took 6-10 runs ensuring the opposition were bowled out for only 24 – the lowest ever total in the South Yorkshire Premier League.
The team and Ryan have been going strong since and after eight games Ryan has taken a total of 23 wickets.
He has also performed with the bat; just missing a maiden century by two runs in the South Yorkshire League. Whiston sit at fourth in the league with three games left to the half-way stage.
The 25-year-old Hercules also plays for Stainborough Cricket Club in the Pontefract League.
His top score is 101 not out, and, after several successful innings without conceding his wicket, Hercules’ current batting average for the club is 273.
“Conditions are dry and warm now but was wet and cold for the first two weeks and a lot more difficult then to play cricket in” Hercules explained from England.
His games have included a mixture of 40-over and 20-over matches with the 20-over matches forming part of the ‘Last Man Standing’ competition which is run world-wide. Organisers are looking to introduce this unique competition to the Caribbean in the coming months.