Everest Cricket Club to honour Shamar Joseph with Life Membership
Shamar Joseph has become an instant superstar after spending less than seven days on the cricket field in his debut Test series.
According to a release from the Everest Cricket Club, the club Joseph is attached to in Georgetown, “It all seems to be happening as fast as his almost 150 kph [kilometer per hour] deliveries, but the 24-year-old Berbician is living his dream of being an international cricketer.”
“This comes after playing just a handful of First-Class games and bagging two five-wicket hauls.
His accomplishments are there for the world to see and celebrate, including his cricket club in Georgetown”.
During his Regional First-Class debut season in 2023, during which he was also impressive as a fast bowler for the Guyana Harpy Eagles, Joseph was offered a place at Everest Cricket Club and humbly accepted.
After hearing that Joseph was living in Georgetown and was not attached to any cricket club in the city, the public relations officer of Everest Cricket Club, John Ramsingh, who was commenting on the regional tournament, immediately made the pitch to Joseph.
The Baracara Village resident and his brother, Floy, have since settled in and are proud members of Everest CC.
They have also represented the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) in inter-association matches.
President of Everest Manzoor Nadir, other executives, and members of the historic club congratulate Shamar on his accomplishments and wish him a long and successful career on the field.
In his first Test at the Adelaide Oval, the right-arm speedster picked up his maiden five-wicket haul, then followed it up at the Gabba with a magical spell of 11.5-0-68-7 to bowl out Australia and gave West Indies a slim 8-run victory to level the 2-match series 1-1.
Joseph was named Player of the Match and Player of the Series to cap a dream debut series.
Upon his return to Guyana, Everest will confer Joseph as their newest Life Member, an honour that comes after a member plays international cricket.