Brath­waite signs on for stint at York­shire

The Cricket Paper - - NEWS - By Seth Fran­cis

WINDIES’ sec­ond Test cen­tu­rion Kraigg Brath­waite will re­main in Eng­land af­ter the cur­rent match at Lord’s hav­ing signed a deal with York­shire.

Brath­waite, 24, above, made knocks of 134 and 95 in the clash at Head­in­g­ley and will now join up with York­shire for the last two Cham­pi­onship games of the sea­son. He will re­place Aus­tralian Shaun Marsh for the White Rose.

The open­ing bats­man is set to fea­ture in matches against War­wick­shire and Es­sex and he can’t wait for a taste of do­mes­tic cricket on these shores.

Brath­waite said: “It’s a bit of a sur­prise. Play­ing county cricket was al­ways one of my goals and com­ing over here to play against Eng­land for the West Indies was go­ing to get me one step closer, if I did well.

“Many of our past play­ers have played in Eng­land and they al­ways say it’s the place to de­velop a bet­ter tech­nique and learn more about bat­ting, pre­dom­i­nantly be­cause the ball does a lot through­out the day. Play­ing in Eng­land, play­ing county cricket will help me learn with every game, every day.

“It’s a new ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing with a county side in Eng­land and so firstly I’m look­ing for­ward to mak­ing new friends. Ob­vi­ously I’ll see how all the play­ers go about their work and I’m hop­ing to lead the bat­ting as the opener whilst given the op­por­tu­nity. In any team all I’m look­ing to do is lay the foun­da­tions as the opener.”

York­shire head coach An­drew Gale added: “Kraigg played ex­cep­tion­ally well here and if you can get runs at Head­in­g­ley then you can do it any­where.

“We wanted to re­place Shaun with ex­pe­ri­ence and that is tricky at this time of year be­cause there are not too many peo­ple play­ing con­sis­tent cricket and are in form.We’re ex­cited to have Kraigg on board.”

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