Pre-teen makes Under 15 reserve team

June 20, 2016
Shayne Fairman photo Jordan Johnson (left) with coach Rushane Samuels.

Brilliant St Hugh's Prep School cricketer, Jordan Johnson, whose superb batting helped his school to a quarterfinal debut in the Scotiabank Prep School Cricket Competition, was invited to the National Under 15 trials, impressing so much he was selected to the Reserves team at just age 11.

Johnson's vital knocks of 108 and 142 not out, distinguished him as the team's top scorer and young leader.

The boy's love for cricket goes beyond representing his school. He is a part of the George Headley Emerging programme at Lucas Cricket Club.

"Jordan is one of the most talented young cricketers I have seen in a long time, and should do well in the sport with proper guidance," said St Hugh's coach, Rushane Samuels.

The coach, while praising his school's first year in the competition, feels they will be back stronger next season.

"He will be in the batting line up in 2017 to help the school do well again," Samuels added.

With the young batsman selected to the National under 15 reserve team, his coach deemed it a "great accomplishment".

Johnson's younger brother also plays for St Hugh's, and is also a product of the Lucas cricket programme.

Jordan has one wish that his team had a playing kit which he thinks would help the players to become better.

St Hugh's Prep lost in the quarterfinals to defending champions Quest in a low scoring match, making just 25 runs.

"We are not really sure why we lost so badly but it may be that the team just got stage fright and lost it, but we will bounce back next year now that we have this year's experience under our belt," said Samuels.

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