Barbados first-class all-rounder Shamarh Brooks cracked an impressive century (110) for Centurions Cricket Club over the weekend against Gujurat Cricket Club at King City where action continued in the 2013 Toronto and District Cricket Association (T&DCA) Elite League competition.
The 24-year-old former West Indies under-19 captain playing in his debut season in North America hit eight fours and three sixes as his team whipped Gujurat by a massive 226-run margin. CCC won the toss and opted to take first strike and piled up 333 for 6 from the allotment of 50-overs while Gujurat, in reply, were bowled out for 127 in the 34th over.
Brooks stated that he was very pleased with his outstanding performances thus far in this year’s competition and looking forward to see ing his side crowned as champions by the conclusion of the competition. ”It [is] very nice up here so far and I am really enjoying the cricket; I was very happy to get a big score for my team and I am looking forward to making steady contributions as my objective is to see them coming out on top,” Brooks related.
He further revealed that the level of cricket in Canada was very competitive and he wanted to make maximum use of his time in Canada. He also mentioned that the standard would see players improve their game in all aspects.
“I think the it is very competitive cricket in Canada; the players are very professional and that what makes the competition stiff; it is my first season and looking again to make the trip next year,” Brooks, who led the West Indies under-19 team to Malaysia in 2008, asserted.
Brooks, who captained the Barbados senior team two years ago but was dropped after a series of batting failures, is currently residing in Scarborough. He has not utilised his leg-break bowling much in Canada as yet. However, his batting has been admirable after attractive half-centuries on a regular basis. He has had scores of 69, 51 and 58 among other useful innings. (windiescricket)