Offbeat September 19, 2010

Bracken impressed by little Bolt

Cricket lost Usain Bolt, whose bowling Courtney Walsh described as “Test-match fast”, to athletics, but his brother, Sadeeki Bolt, could have some sort of a career in the game

Cricket lost Usain Bolt, whose bowling Courtney Walsh described as “Test-match fast”, to athletics, but his brother, Sadeeki Bolt, could have some sort of a career in the game. Sadeeki has played for Jamaica's youth XI and, on a recent trip to Australia, he impressed New South Wales players Nathan Bracken and Burt Cockley during a net session at the SCG. Bracken said he would recommend that his Sydney club, Eastern Suburbs, bring Sadeeki on board as its grade-cricket import.

“He's played for Jamaica, so he obviously has a good skills set, but he also bowled about 120kmh, and I was very impressed by his batting technique,'' Bracken told the Sydney Morning Herald. ''He's an allrounder, and I'm going to talk to Easts [Eastern Suburbs club].''

''Scary, man,'' said 400-metres Commonwealth Games champion, John Steffensen, who faced a few deliveries. ''Sadeeki is fast and scary.''

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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