Bio

Camilus Alexander is a leg spinning all-rounder with almost a decade of first class experience under his belt playing for the Windward Islands and the West Indies U23 sides.

Since emigrating to the U.S., he has been plying his trade in Atlanta and in various private tournaments around the country where he has often been a dominating force, especially with the bat.

Alexander qualifies for the U.S. under the 4-year residency clause and is a solid middle order player who can go big when required. He will also be a more than useful spin bowling option.

17

Playing Number

Team Role

Leg Spinning All-rounder

Hometown

Kennesaw, Georgia

Nickname

Cammy

Country of Birth

Grenada

Career Highlights

Playing for West Indies U23 in 2000 against the likes of Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akthar and Younis Khan.

Favorite Cricketer

Shane Warne & Kevin Pietersen

"The Talent is there"

Bio Continued...

"When I first came to the U.S..." states Alexander matter-of-factly, "...I had no thoughts about the possibility of representing the country in cricket. But I am grateful for the opportunity".

Settling in Atlanta Georgia in 2012, Alexander soon found himself playing in the Atlanta Georgia Cricket Conference. The league is of a good standard, with a number of ex first-class and international players such as Roy Silva (Sri Lanka), Amit Sood (India) and Navin Stewart (West Indies) scattered amongst the teams.

It was the encouragement from friends and fans that convinced him he could perhaps one day represent the USA. He was consistently racking up the numbers with both bat and ball at club level and in various private T20 tournaments around the country. And so, once he had completed the required 4 years to become a ‘deemed national’, it was only a matter of time before the selectors came knocking. After impressing at a couple of training camps in Houston in early 2017, he was unsurprisingly selected for the U.S. squad to compete at World Cricket League Division 3.

He brings a wealth of cricketing experience to the U.S. team, along with his impressive body of work since emigrating to the U.S., he also represented his home island of Grenada for many years and played first class cricket for the Windward Islands.

Along with this valuable experience, he will bring a unique skillset to the team. A true allrounder capable of commanding a place in the top 6 and bowling his full complement of leg spin overs. He has been tasked with a specific playing role by coach Pubudu Dassanayake, that of shoring up the middle order batting, which has long been a cause of some consternation for the U.S. squad. The team is chock full of stroke makers, but a player with Alexanders compact technique will be crucial for those more attacking players to bat around. He certainly has the confidence and the ability to carry out the job at hand and has some specific personal goals for Uganda. He aims to play all 5 matches for Team USA, scoring at least 3 fifties, and taking 2 to 3 wickets in each match. If he can achieve these goals then the U.S. will go a long way toward qualifying for Division 2.

But it is the local talent that has Alexander excited. “The Talent is there” he says when asked what the U.S. needs to do to compete with the top Associate nations such as Ireland and Afghanistan. He suggests that match awareness and reading of the game are key things that players need to improve on overall. By all accounts, the group of players heading away to Uganda are working hard on these subtle aspects of the game. With the likes of Camilus Alexander in their midst their chance of success seems greatly enhanced.