Tucber Park Cricket Club congratulates Joseph on Test debut

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Guyanese fast bowler Shamar Joseph created history in the first Test between West Indies and Australia in Adelaide, becoming the first male cricketer from the Tucber Park Cricket Club in Berbice to play Test cricket.

It was a memorable debut for the 24-year-old, who picked up 5-94 in the first innings, including the wicket of Steve Smith off his first delivery in Test cricket.

Joseph also proved his batting capabilities, scoring 36 and 15 in his two innings, batting at number 11. He became the first West Indian in the history of the game to take a five-wicket haul and score a total of 50 runs on Test debut.

The fiery pacer capped his debut by forcing Australian opener Usman Khawaja to retire hurt, hitting him on the jaw with a vicious bouncer.

Shamar Joseph soaks in the moment after taking a five-wicket haul on Test debut (Photo: Getty Images)

See below congratulatory message from Tucber Park Cricket Club

Tucber Park Cricket Club (TPCC) congratulates Shamar Joseph on making his Test debut in the first Test match versus Australia at the Adelaide Oval, Australia.

Joseph, who hails from Baracara, Canje Creek, Berbice, has made a rapid rise to the pinnacle of cricket after only one First-Class season.

He made his First-Class debut during the 2023 West Indies Championship, claiming a five-wicket haul against Windwards Volcanoes in just his second match.

He later made his T20 debut last year for Guyana Amazon Warriors team in the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL), as a replacement for the injured Keemo Paul.

In November, Shamar toured South Africa with the West Indies ‘A’ team where he ended the tour as the leading wicket-taker for West Indies ‘A’ with 12 wickets.

This performance and his extreme pace ensured he continued his rapid rise in cricket, which has now been capped off with his Test debut, when just over 12 months ago, he was a security officer in Berbice.

Joseph joins current West Indies white ball all-rounder Romario Shepherd as the second player from TPCC to be named in a West Indies male team.

The New Amsterdam based club also produced three female West Indies cricketers in former players Candacy Atkins (Test and ODI), Tremayne Smartt (ODI and T20I) and Subrina Munroe (ODI and T20I).

Joseph is also the second male cricketer from the New Amsterdam area to play Test cricket after Clayton Lambert.

The executive members and players from TPCC wish Shamar Joseph much success as he now begins his journey as an international player.

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