Sweeping Jamaica Changes For Second Test Today

Date Published: 
1952-02-25
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
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Alcock seen as key in new master plan of attack

IN A BID to balk the striking power of the Caribbean All-Stars and even the Test series the JFA selection committee have made sweeping changes in their team for the second Test at Sabina Park today. Lester Alcock, master of ball control, is the key figure in the new plan.

Jamaica's team is: Ronnie Cooper, goal; Dickie Bayliss, right back; Icar Lawrence, left back; Dudley Smith, right half; Henry Miller, centre half; Karl Largie, left half; Noel Tappin, outside right; Lindy Delapenha, inside right; Gillie Heron, centre forward; Lester Alcock, inside left, and Bobby Williams, outside left.

But manager Eric James and the control command of his touring teams spent two hours last night working out the plan to nullify Alcock, by putting a wing half on permanent duty with the Montego Bay star.

Analysing the strong points of his available wing halves, Mr. James was not quite decided up to press time as to who was the best stopper player.

But certain phases of plan were finalised last night. Allan Joseph, centre half who subordinated his natural gay style of distribution to form a barrier at centre half in the first game, will again play the same role today.

Michel Kruin, whom fans have already nicknamed 'Our ruin' has been given a new role. He will be the man straying all over the field in an attempt to disorganise the Jamaica defence.

Kamperveen is given the duty of "worrying the backline", creating openings for the speedy Kruin to suddenly snap up and take long shots.

Gerry Parsons and hos other partner on the backline have been instructed to make their clearances high and long in the belief that our defence are not masters in the air.

But this very style of play ensures bright soccer as Jamaica will be using the "W" formation. Kamperveen's excursion will be policed by centre half Henry Miller and the doughty Karl Largie has orders 'Kruin is your man.'