Four Jamaicans Among 28 For UK Soccer Trials

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Jamaica Gleaner

FOUR Jamaicans are among the 28 footballers invited to play in two trial matches in Port of Spain, Trinidad today and Sunday following which the West Indies team to tour England in August will be selected.

The four players are right half Karl Largie, centre forward Ken East, both members of St. George's Old Boys, Walter Chevannes, Melbourne right back and YMCA inside left Sydney Bartlett.

They were the outstanding players on the Jamaica team finishing second in the quadrangular series among Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and British Guiana which concluded in Port of Spain on Tuesday last. Trinidad beat Jamaica 2-1 in the final game, to emerge unbeaten champions.

The remaining 24 players for the trials were named last night. They are B. C. H. Braithwaite, V. Mendonca, G. Green, M. Hope, J. d'Andrade, C. Julien and L. Weithers, Barbados. R. Smith (goalie) and R. Haynes, N. Pace, W. Gittens, J. Charley, Grenada; C. Baptiste, T. de Labastide, B. Hills, N. Daniel, D. Griffith, E. Aleong, J. Lowe, L. Leggard, S. Baptiste, C. Cabral, A. Corneal and P. Gomez, Trinidad.

Ten returned last night

TEN members of Jamaica's soccer team which participated in the quadrangular series in Port of Spain, Trinidad, returned to the island last night by BWIA aircraft.

Coming in were Kenny Williams, Booby Williams, Frankie Lewis, Owen Parker, Lloyd Scott, Danny Allen, Noel Tappin, Mickey Murdoch, Alvin Wong and Lancelot Ricketts.

An eleventh member of the team Emanuel Raymond is remaining in Trinidad for a few days while manager George Abrahams and Vin Sasso, chairman of the BCFA selection committee will watch the trial matches prior to the selection of the West Indies 17 for England.