College Cricketer makes USA Team! Adrian Gordon, NYU-Poly
- Lloyd Jodah for American College Cricket.com May 6th, 2010
- Source: http://americancollegecricket.com/universities/2010/05/college-cricketer-makes-usa-team/
At the 2010 American College Cricket Championship Gordon impressed with his pace, and accuracy and nearly took the new, and hastily put together NYU-Poly team into the final four (the Team had never played a game together before ). It was no surprise when he was selected to represent the USA, in Bermuda at the 2010 ICC Americas Regional Division 1 Championships from May 28 to June 4, followed by a 20/20 Tournament on June 5/6. Gordon will also play vs Jamaica, in Florida as part of the NZ vs SL Pearls Cup event.
Adrian, 22, started playing cricket as a toddler in Antigua, and first played competitively at age 9. He represented Antigua, home of the great West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts, at the Under 15 and Under 19 level. In fact one day, his Under 15 Coach was Andy Roberts, who made the team run laps, whilst bowling. Adrian recounts how he hated how hard it was and wished he never met Roberts again. Nevertheless he spent a lot of time ,on his own, bowling in the driveway of his home.
For College Gordon went to Florida, and did not expect to play much cricket but played whenever he could. Then he transferred to NY, taking classes at CUNY, then NYU-Poly where he is 2 classes away from completing his degree in Biomedical Science (Pre-Med). Gordon continued playing and was selected for the Atlantic Region in the USACA Regional Tournament in 2009. He credits former West Indies fast-medium Adam Sanford for coaching advice during this time.
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