Six Jamaicans On WI Soccer Side For UK Tour

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Jamaica Gleaner

Hill, Chevannes, Largie, Bartlett, Parker, East in

PORT OF SPAIN, March 16:

SIX JAMAICANS, including Anthony Hill, who is studying in England, have made the West Indies side to tour the United Kingdom in August.

The team was picked last night after the final trial.

There are no reserves, and it is understood that all twenty (that is excluding Hill) are going to England.

It is believed that the tour would have been too strenuous for a side of 17. This view was endorsed by former top player, Delbert Charleau, who went to England with the last Trinidad team and who has also played in Jamaica.

Apart from Hill who did not play in the trials, Willie Rodriguez, full back, now touring Pakistan with the West Indies cricket team, has gained selection.

The team is: (Jamaicans) Walter Chevannes, Karl Largie, Ken West, Owen Parker, Sydney Bartlett and Anthony Hill; (Trinidadians) Pat Gomez, Cax Baptiste, Tyrone de la Bastide, a youngster who was a former full back for St. Mary's College, W. Rodriguez, Noel Daniel, Doyle Griffith, Eddie Aleong, Len Leggard, Donald Gray and Alvin Corneal; (British Guianese) H. Brathwaite, Monty Hope, George Green and Compton Julien and Barbadian Reggie Haynes.

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PAT GOMEZ, Trinidad's 23-year-old goalkeeper, who has been chosen to lead the West Indies and British Guiana soccer side to tour the United Kingdom later this year.

Footballers back from Trinidad

Four Jamaican footballers who had been in Trinidad participating in trial matches for the selection of a West Indies football team to tour England returned to the island yesterday by BWIA Viscount flight from Port-of-Spain.

Coming were Ken East, Karl Largie, Sydney Bartlett and Walter Chevannes.

Members of the West Indies team will be announced later.

The Jamaicans left here two weeks ago with a Jamaican football team to play in the quadrangular football series, in Trinidad. Trinidad won the series.

Ten members of the Jamaican squad returned last week.

Emmanuel Raymond, a Trinidadian member of the team who remained in Port of Spain last week to visit relatives, returned yesterday.