On Wednesday the 8th of February St Lucia Sports Online sat down with rising star Dalton Polius. He is a former student of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School and from the community of Corinth Gros-Islet.There at these grounds he grew love for cricket and has become quite the cricketer. Back in his younger days he was part of the West Indies high performance academy and also part of the West Indies under 19 squad in 2010. Before moving to England to play club cricket he was part of the Windward Volcanoes and also was part of the St Lucia Zouks team in the first year of CPL.
Dalton was delighted to tell us that Haverigg Cricket Club has re-signed him after last year’s record breaking performances for the 2017 season. Haverigg Cricket club is a club in the U.K. who participates in the North Cumbria and Lancs cricket league division 1 , the team is based in the North West of England. He Played there last year and broke a 15 year old league record of 1195 runs which was set by a player from Sri Lanka and set a new record of 1204 runs including 5 centuries . He ended the season on a high with 1569 runs in all competitions including 6 centuries.
He said, “It’s a good experience playing there as the conditions you get in the U.K. Is a lot more diverse and challenging than you get it the Caribbean and you play a lot more games.Haverigg is my 3rd club in the U.K. , I also went to school in the U.K. For 2 years doing my A levels so I am quite used to the environment.”
Dalton is enthusiastic about his return to the U.K. and to continue his fine form. He is set to return to the club in April and can’t wait to carry on where he left off last September. Everyone at the club is also pleased to have their record breaking team mate back with them for the new season. He told us he is just focused on his next assignment for now in April with Haverigg Cricket Club. He will be looking to do even better than last season and then it’s back to the Caribbean to make himself a permanent fixture on the Windward team and do well which will then get him into the West Indies Team. We wish Dalton Polius all the best and make us proud and soon he can follow in the footsteps of Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles.