Colin Hamer became the first St. Maartener to play in the West Indies first class cricket tournament; the Carib Beer 4-day Series, when the team faced Barbados in St. Thomas in day one of the of the match.
Hamer replaced fast bowler, Gavin Tongue on the team and created history for St. Maarten. Her bowled 13 overs with 3 maidens for 70 runs.
President of the St. Martin cricket Association sent a off a congratulatory message saying
That it was a great day in the history of St. Maarten cricket.
“We congratulate Colin on his historic achievement. His hard work and love for the game of cricket have paid off. As president of the St. Maarten Cricket Association, I speak on behalf of all cricket lovers on St. Maarten, we are very happy for you, have fun in your first game. Do your best and everything will go well.”
Colin learnt the game and his leg spin right here on St. Maarten. His father says much credit must go to former couches, Leonard McRae and Johnny Persaud who were the ones spotted his abilities and encouraged him along. Current coach, John Archibald has done his fair share of work with Hamer.
Hamer has the ability and desire to make it to the top. He is obsessed about cricket.
He has pictures pasted all over his room of cricketers and buys a lot of DVD’s and cassettes of cricketers.