Hope receives Bajan cricket award

West Indies’ Shai Hope plays a shot off the bowling of England’s Stuart Broad on the third day of the third test match between England and the West Indies at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Fresh from being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year recently at Lords in London, Shai Hope has earned another prestigious honor, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) President’s award.

BCA President Conrad Riley made the announcement at the association’s annual dinner at Kensington Oval Barbados, attended by several former and current West Indies players, including Sir Charlie Griffith, Desmond Haynes, Cammie Smith, Floyd Reifer, Ryan Hinds, Kraigg Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse.

In making the announcement, Riley — the Cricket West Indies (CWI) director — noted the two great innings Hope played during a Test at Headingly last year, when the young and brilliant West Indies team beat England.

“It was a memorable and historic occasion and we are pleased to honor him,” he added.

Barbadian Hope, 24, made 147 in the first innings — his first Test century — and returned to post an equally important 118 in the second innings as the West Indies shocked the cricketing world, chasing 322 for victory on the final day to mark one of the most remarkable performances in Test history.

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