Browne makes West Indies debut
PUBLISHED: 10:01 15 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009
FORMER Potters Bar Cricket Club batsman and wicketkeeper Patrick Browne has made his international debut for the West Indies. Browne, who was the Bar s oversees player in 2004, played in the third One Day International against South Africa at Port Elizabe
FORMER Potters Bar Cricket Club batsman and wicketkeeper Patrick Browne has made his international debut for the West Indies.
Browne, who was the Bar's oversees player in 2004, played in the third One Day International against South Africa at Port Elizabeth last month.
Coming in for the injured Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Browne showed his undoubted class with the bat.
The stylish right-hander made 35 runs in 54 balls and shared a 75-run second-wicket partnership with Sewnarine Chattergoon.
He even struck South African bowling legend Shaun Pollock for a beautiful six over extra cover.
Browne then pulled Charl Langeveldt for another trademark maximum over square leg.
His knock helped the West Indies to 252-7 from their 50 overs.
South Africa, however, coasted to a seven-wicket win with eight balls to spare thanks to Jacques Kallis making a run-a-ball 121 not out.
The popular Barbadian then played in the final two games of the five-match series.
The former Bar batsman smashed 34 in just 24 balls in the fourth ODI in Durban. Then in the final game he made 49 not out to take his international average from his first three matches to 59.
However, it was in a losing cause as the West Indies lost the series 5-0.
There is an incredible chance that Browne could come face-to-face on the international circuit with Potter Bar's current oversees player.
Kash Weeraratne has an outside chance of making the Sri Lankan touring team that goes to the Caribbean next month.
If Weeraratne does make the trip, he could play against fellow Bar old boy Browne.
A Test match debut, however, would prevent Kash from playing for The Walk club this summer.