Jahron Alfred (26) is a genuine all-rounder playing in Trinidad and Tobago?s National League for Felicity Central Sports Club. His exploits last season (306 runs at 51.50 and 24 wickets at 13) helped his side win the Championship Division and promotion to Premier 1 for the 2018/19 season.
Alfred, who?s commonly known as ?Freddy?, has been a stand-out performer at club level, following a glittering junior career where he featured for Trinidad and Tobago at age-group level. At 17, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He went on to captain UTTHP (University of T&T High Performance Unit) and, during his tenure, broke a Championship Division League record by scoring a hundred, before taking 8-wickets in the first innings of a league match.
Freddy?s biggest claim to fame came in 2013, when he vice-captained a Tobago Select XI against the touring Bangladeshi?s. He took figures of 3-24, including the wicket of Tiger?s opening batsman Tamin Iqbal, caught at slip first ball of the match. Whilst Freddy hasn?t progressed to play for the national T&T side, he has been on the fringes and has regularly featured in national trails, to include being part of the 2014 and 2015 Regional 4-Day Franchise Draft (only the top 20 players in T&C gain selection).
Freddy, who was the youngest in his field to complete a double degree at UTT in 2013 (Certificate in Sports Studies and Bachelor?s in both Sports Management and Pedagogy) is now seeking US league cricketing status in 2018. In fine form was Alfred this year after finishing the season with a blistering 74 from just 32 balls in the domestic 50 overs Zonal competition, this featured the likes of Darren Bravo, the best left arm spinner for the TKR Khary Pierre and Tridents all rounder Tion Webster. A fine amateur cricketer, is seeking his first opportunity to play in the? US league cricket this winter?