Tyrell wants national call
Having lit up the Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray and Nephew Community T20 competition with a pulsating batting performance yesterday, 37-year-old Rio United batsman Lerone Tyrell said he is eyeing a national call-up.
Tyrell, who is the leading scorer in the competition with 356 runs from two matches, including a top score of 226 runs and another blistering 126, told STAR Sports that he is very delighted with his performance in the competition.
He said that he is hoping to score a lot more runs in the tournament in order to capture the attention of the national selectors.
BIG FAN BASE
"It is a wonderful feeling to be the top scorer in the competition so far. My fan base is very big and so I have to perform for them so that they can stay happy and keep supporting me," said Terrell, who also represents St Thomas in the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup competition.
"I would still love to play for the national team despite my age because I love cricket and cricket is part of my daily activity. It makes me stay young and so to play for Jamaica would be an honour for me," said the former Titchfield School star batsman.
Tyrell said despite his outstanding performances during his junior years, he was constantly overlooked by the Jamaican selectors.
"Back in my youth days, I used to perform well, but I didn't get any call and so I was very disappointed because I was making a lot of runs for my school," said Tyrell.
The right-handed batsman struck 126 runs to lead his team to their second win in the competition after a 76-run win over St Margaret's Bay at the St George's Sports Complex in Portland yesterday.
He noted that he is very pleased with his team's performance and they are looking forward to going all the way to the final.
"We are looking forward to making the final and so I am trying to get the players under one unit. That is my goal right now to get everybody happy and ready to go," Tyrell said.