DCC congratulates Nedd on maiden First-Class call-up

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The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) has offered congratulations to Guyana, West Indies Under-19 and West Indies Emerging Players left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd on being selected by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the 2020-2021 Regional season.

Nedd is a product of the Queenstown club and is seen as one of its brightest young prospects.

Below is the full statement issued by the club on Friday.

“President Roger Harper, the Executives and Members of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) would like to congratulate the club’s young sensation Ashmead Nedd who recently earned his maiden first class call up.

Nedd, following the 2020-2021 West Indies Professional Players Draft for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the West Indies Championship was snapped up by the Leeward Island Hurricane for the upcoming season.

The club which has always facilitated the young man’s development, is keen to continue doing so even as he will be resident abroad. Needless to say, this opportunity with the Hurricanes set-up will land him in good stead moving forward and we the members of DCC urge him to grasp it with both hands and use it as a stepping stone to earn opportunities at the highest level.

We have no doubt that he will continue to do well since the 19-year-old who is a left-arm spinner by trade was one of the leading performers for the West Indies at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa earlier this year. He was also part of the West Indies Emerging Players unit that won the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup last November. Before then, Nedd has been one of the flagship players of the club.

Like so many others, he came though the junior ranks, ironically via a program designed and implemented by his father and coach, Gavin Nedd. He went on to play, captained and acquitted himself well for Guyana at the all the age group levels and so his transition to the first-class level comes as no surprise to us.

Once again, DCC would like to congratulate Nedd and wish him well as he strives to make his family, club, and Guyana proud.”

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