Guyra cricketer BJ Cameron returns back from Barbados

IN GOOD COMPANY: BJ Cameron met West Indian cricketing great and tournament namesake Sir Garfield Sobers on his tour of Barbados late last month.

IN GOOD COMPANY: BJ Cameron met West Indian cricketing great and tournament namesake Sir Garfield Sobers on his tour of Barbados late last month.

Guyra cricketer BJ Cameron has returned home after a successful international debut. 

The 17-year-old was part of the 360 Cricket Academy, who finished as runners up in the under 19 Sir Garfield Sobers tournament in Barbados. 

It was the first time an Australian team had entered the competition and Cameron played an important part in helping his team to the grand final. 

The tournament took place over two weeks where teams were divided into three pools.

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The Australian team won all seven of their pool matches before playing the semi-final against last year’s winners and Barbados locals Lodge Academy.

Cameron opened the bowling for 360 Cricket Academy and took 19 wickets for the tournament with his best figures 4-17 in the semi-final.

In the lead up to his trip, the Guyra community got behind the local first grader in raising funds to get him over there. 

“I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated time and money in allowing me to take part in this amazing opportunity that I enjoyed immensely,” he said.

“I will forever be in debt to everyone and will do whatever I can to return the generosity. Nothing really can beat a small community.

“During the last three weeks I have experienced playing cricket in the heart of the Caribbean and have met some extraordinary people including the great Sir Garfield Sobers, who I got to spend quality time with discussing cricket today, in the past and how the game has changed.”

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