Stag Cricket’s Stag Ambassadors are huge part of the Stag brand.
Stag have the fortune to be working with players that embody the brand. Each player embodies the spirit and values of Stag Cricket.
Stag Cricket’s Stag Ambassadors are huge part of the Stag brand. Stag have the fortune to be working with players that embody the brand. Each player embodies the spirit and values of Stag Cricket. Named in order of signing Stag Ambassador deals:
- Gudakesh Motie – West Indies U19, Guyana Jaguars and Guyana
- Akshaya Persaud – Guyana Jaguars and Guyana
- Nial Smith – Guyana Jaguars and Guyana
- Jomel Warrican – West Indies and Barbados
- Muktar Ali – Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Barisal Division, Beximco Dhaka, Chattogram Challengers, Duronto Rajshahi, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Rajshahi Division, Maratha Arabians
- Fionn Hand – MCC, Somerset, Leinster and Munster
- Stephen Reeves – Dolphins, KwaZulu Natal and
- Megan Belt – Kent, South East Stars and The Oval Invincibles
In just his second game, against the Leeward Islands, Motie took 6/20 and 5/85 (match figures of 11/105). As a result he was named man of the match.
He also took 6/79 in the following match against Barbados.
Motie added a fourth five-wicket haul for the season two games later, taking 6/33 against Jamaica.
In January 2020, he was named in the Guyana Jaguar’s squad for the 2020–21 Regional Super50 tournament. The 2021 Regional Super50 tournament is to be played in Guyana.
Akshaya Persaud is a Guyanese cricketer. He made his first-class debut for Guyana in the 2017–18 Regional Four Day Competition on 4 January 2018. In October 2019, he was named in the Combined Campuses and Colleges squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament. He made his List A debut on 6 November 2019.
Persaud represented Guyana in first class cricket after progressing through the age group levels.
Persaud was a standby player on the West Indies under-19s for 2016 World Cup.
Persaud is one of four siblings. His younger brother Ajita Persaud plays in the regional West Demerara Cricket Association. He is captain of the Cornelia Ida Cricket Club as well as a certified level two coach. When not playing, he is studying for a degree in business management.
Jomel Warrican is a left-arm spinner on contract with the West Indies. The Barbadian has played 8 Test matches. His most recent outing against Afghanistan in Lucknow (India) on November 2019.
Warrican made his Test debut back in October 2015 against Sri Lanka. He featured in the 3-Test match series against Australia. Unfortunately he was dropped thereafter.
However dominant performances domestically and for Windies A led to re-selection in October 2018.
The left-armer earned a recall on the back of his stunning ‘A’ Tests against the England Lions in February 2018. He decimated the England Lions, taking 31 wickets at 8.97. Warrican took a handful of five-wicket hauls in the 3 first-class matches. An economical spell in the first innings (1-54 from 29 overs). Warrican then scored a career-best 71*. The 71 runs were in a match-winning 161-run partnership with Shane Dowrich. Warrican led his side to victory in the second innings. He took figures of 7-33 from 23.3 overs. He had the notable top-order scalps of:
Haseeb Hameed, Nick Gubbins, Jordan Clarke, and Liam Livingstone.
In the second match, he single-handedly bowled the Windies A to an innings win in Kingston. Warrican had figures of 8-34and 4-69. The best figures for a West Indian against England at this level. In the third, Warrican’s wizardry once again paved the way to a Windies A win. Winning this time by 212 runs. He spun his way to a third successive Man of the Match award. The award courtesy of his innings figures of 6-33 and 5-55.
Warrican took 11 wickets in his 4 Tests between October 2015 and January 2016. Including best figures of 4-67 on debut v Sri Lanka. He was desperate to return to the national fold. His success against the Lions and for Barbados in was finally rewarded with a national recall. The recall for the Bangladesh Tests in November 2018. He impressed once again. In the second Test at Chattogram he took 4/62, 2/43. He also scored 41 runs.
Unfortunately he hasn’t played since. The Windies favouring the spin of Royston Chase and Rahkeem Cornwall.
Warrican earned his Test spot courtesy of:
- 49 wickets at 14.97 and;
- 28 wickets at 18.17
He was surprisingly dropped after 4 Tests. He returned to domestic cricket and has continued to excel in first-class cricket. In first class cricket he has taken:
- 32 wickets at 20.34 in 2016/17,
- 36 wickets at 22.55 in 2017/18 and;
- 25 wickets at 16.24 in 2018/19.
Muktar Ali’s name has popped up whenever discussions veered towards the Bangladesh picking a seam-bowling allrounder. He was always considered good enough to be in the preliminary squad but hardly ever made the final XI.
Muktar’s international debut came in a T20I against Zimbabwe in January 2016. It went by without a spark, wicketless and just one six hit in a tough chase.
Since his first-class debut in 2006, Muktar has been one of the more attractive cricketers in Bangladesh. He is a rare breed who can bowl at brisk pace and hit sixes almost at will. He has been a regular performer for Rajshahi Division in the NCL. Performing especially with the ball. He took 32 wickets in the 2011-12 season, his best in terms of wickets. In 2013-14 he scored over 400 runs in the NCL. During the same season came his highest first-class score, 168 off 148 balls. The innings included 16 sixes batting at No. 9. His innings was part of an unbelievable turnaround by Rajshahi. They were 77 for 6 against Chittagong Division. However through two big stands they recovered to 675 for 9 declared. Muktar put on 347 runs for the seventh wicket with Farhad Reza. He also put on 224 runs for the eighth wicket with Sunzamul Islam.
But the innings didn’t do much for Muktar. He had to rely on his big-hitting in the Dhaka Premier League to keep the selectors’ attention. Part of the problem for him has been the lack of big efforts with the ball.
Mutkar was once dubbed Bangladesh’s Ryan Harris (by former coach Shane Jurgensen).
Quote – text from ESPN Cricinfo: written by Mohammad Isam
Smith is surely tipped for a high calling. He is on the West Indies radar.
Nial was interviewed for the West Indies Cricket website ahead of the Region Pro50 Tournament. The tournament is to be played in Antigua in February:
Belt made her county debut in 2013, for Kent against Berkshire. She was part of the Kent team that won the County Championship in 2014, the Twenty20 Cup and County Championship double in 2016 and the County Championship again in 2019. She was the leading wicket-taker in the 2013 Women’s Twenty20 Cup, and the second-leading wicket-taker in the 2016 County Championship. She also achieved her maiden county five-wicket haul in the 2016 Championship, taking 5/8 against Yorkshire. In 2019, Belt again had a successful season, ending the Championship as Kent’s leading wicket-taker, with 12 wickets at an average of 17.75.
In 2020, Belt played for South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. She appeared in two matches, taking 2 wickets at an average of 41.00. She has also signed to play for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred.
Fionn Hand (born 1 July 1998) is an Irish cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2018 Inter-Provincial Trophy on 6 July 2018. He made his List A debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2019 Inter-Provincial Cup on 23 May 2019. In June 2019, he was named in the Ireland Wolves squad for their home series against the Scotland A cricket team. He made his first-class debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2019 Inter-Provincial Championship on 18 June 2019.