Cricket: Hunter product Grant Stewart marks A-List debut for Kent with scalp of former Windies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul

MOMENT: Hunter cricketer Grant Stewart (right) receives a Kent cap ahead of his List A debut on tour in the West Indies. Picture: Kent County Cricket Club website
MOMENT: Hunter cricketer Grant Stewart (right) receives a Kent cap ahead of his List A debut on tour in the West Indies. Picture: Kent County Cricket Club website

HUNTER product Grant Stewart has made an immediate mark in his List A debut for English county club Kent and next up opponent will be West Indies superstar Chris Gayle.

The Newcastle and NSW Country representative could send them down to the big-hitting Jamaican in a tour match Thursday (ADST) fresh from dismissing former Windies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Stewart, who turns 24 on Monday, took the prized scalp playing Guyana on the weekend en route to figures of 3-17 from 8.1 overs. 

SCALP: Screen shot of scorecard showing Grant Stewart dismissing former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Picture: Facebook via Northern Suburbs Cricket Club

SCALP: Screen shot of scorecard showing Grant Stewart dismissing former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Picture: Facebook via Northern Suburbs Cricket Club

“A great privilege getting to pull on the @kentcricket coloured kit for my List A debut on Saturday,” Stewart posted on social media.

“Has been an unbelievable experience so far on the @FGSPlant tour of the West Indies.”

The recent University all-rounder, who last year signed with Kent until the end of 2019, is playing alongside one-time City captain-coach Mitch Claydon and being mentored by former Test bowlers Allan Donald and Min Patel. 

WINNERS: Wallsend's Nathan Price (third from left at front) holds the trophy after NSW claimed the National Indigenous Championships in Alice Springs on Monday. Picture: Twitter via Cricket NSW

WINNERS: Wallsend's Nathan Price (third from left at front) holds the trophy after NSW claimed the National Indigenous Championships in Alice Springs on Monday. Picture: Twitter via Cricket NSW

* WALLSEND all-rounder Nathan Price has steered NSW to another National Indigenous Championships title after reversing last year’s decider against Victoria in Alice Springs on Monday night. 

“Yeah it feels amazing,” Price told Cricket NSW media. “This was something we’ve been looking forward to ever since last season, and to have Victoria in the final this year and to win was obviously amazing.” 

ROUND 13: Toronto v Charlestown; Belmont v Wests; Hamwicks v City; Waratah v Cardiff; Merewether v Stockton; University v Wallsend.

ROUND 13: Toronto v Charlestown; Belmont v Wests; Hamwicks v City; Waratah v Cardiff; Merewether v Stockton; University v Wallsend.

* NOVOCASTRIAN Jason Sangha resumed playing with Sydney club Randy Petes on Saturday following the Under-19 World Cup.