What has Stoute done wrong?

Last Friday night, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) recognized Barbados cricket captain Kevin Stoute as the “Most Outstanding Cricketer” for the 2016 Cricket season. 

And would you believe that the “reward” that Stoute received for having achieved this notable distinction was to once again find himself not selected for the Barbados Tridents T20 team, or indeed, for any other Caribbean Premier League (CPL) team?

But this type of perverse and unjust treatment is not new to Kevin Stoute. I can recount numerous past examples of such treatment, but I will content myself with highlighting just two.

Kevin Stoute

In the year 2012, Kevin Stoute batted 11 times in the Sagicor T20 competition, amassed 425 runs at an average of 40.50, and in the process broke the Barbados local T20 batting record. 

But would you believe that the BCA “rewarded” Stoute for attaining heights that no other Barbados batman had ever attained in local T20 Cricket by refusing to include him in the national T20 squad, much less in the national T20 team?

Similarly, in the said year of 2012 Kevin Stoute was belatedly called up to a West Indies A Team tour of England when the West Indian team was affected by injuries.

Stoute hustled off to England and immediately distinguished himself by scoring three half centuries in six innings, and by turning in an outstanding bowling performance that included the phenomenal figures of 8 wickets for 52 runs against Lancashire – the 7th all time best bowling performance in the history of 50 over Cricket. And in similar vein, Stoute’s “reward” for this demonstration of all-round excellence has been to never again be selected for any other West Indies A team.

I would like to inform Kieron Pollard, the Captain of the Barbados Tridents team, that Kevin Stoute’s record as an all-round cricketer can easily stand comparison with his record. And this is not just an idle boast on my part , since the cricket records confirm my assertion.

I will not make reference to Stoute’s regional T20 records since the selectors have so “unfaired” him where this genre of the game is concerned that he has only had six regional T20 innings and only bowled 36 balls in regional T20 cricket.

But if we look at Stoute’s and Pollard’s First Class and List A (50 overs) batting and bowling records this is what we find:-

In First Class games Stoute has scored 2,172 runs at an average of 27.70, while Pollard has scored 1,584 runs at an average of 37.71.

And Stoute has taken 108 wickets at an average of 20.59 runs per wicket, while Pollard has taken 14 wickets at an average of 31.14 runs per wicket.

In List A games, Stoute has scored 811 runs at an average of 27.96, while Pollard has scored 3,065 runs at an average of 27.61. And Stoute has taken 20 wickets at an average of 28.00 per wicket, while Pollard has taken 82 wickets at an average of 29.43 runs per wicket.

In light of the foregoing, can anyone in the cricketing establishment explain to me why Kevin Stoute has never been signed up for a CPL team?

9 Responses to What has Stoute done wrong?

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock March 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Someone is holding him down!come on selections committee set him free to perform it’s the only thing he knows results.

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  2. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin March 16, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Do u want me to ansa d question or just comment?….

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  3. Elvis Williams
    Elvis Williams March 16, 2017 at 7:09 am

    What has he don right

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  4. Walter Prescod March 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

    They will never answer your question, and we know why.

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  5. Dwayne Durant
    Dwayne Durant March 16, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Kevin what is for you you will get no worries Bro keep doing you thing

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  6. Clyde Thompson March 16, 2017 at 9:21 am

    A short ago (just after the 2017 draft), I asked why did the Tridents select Dwayne Smith, who had announced his retirement from all forms of professional cricket and not Kevin Stoute

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  7. PERRY March 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This is how our cricket goes , we lift certain players and keep down others , some are rewarded for mediocrity and i will not name the ones who were because they did not do it themselves but one thing that stands out in my mind was the treatment of Patrick Brown when he was dropped by Then chief selector Courtney Brown with one game to go , Barbados out of the competition and he was one catch away from breaking courtney Brown’s record of most dismissals as a keeper and not a fella uttered a word , these fellas are a law amongst themselves accountable to no one it appears . ppl’s livelihood they play with and no one can tell them anything , i saw ppl like Alcindo Holder , Ryan Austin etc always knocking around and ppl less talented and with far less inspiring performances and stats under their belts playing before them. We just played and won a super 50 cup and the man who got 19 wickets and didnt play in three games was left out of the west indies team for a fella who got 9 and played in all . one “BISHO” WHEN THE MUCH SMARTER CHOICE AND OBVIOUS WOULD HAVE BEEN BENN , NOW I SEE HE TOO HAS NOT BEEN PICKED BY ANYONE IN THE CPL DRAFT , ASTONISHING !

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  8. Randy Bridgeman March 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    An alumni brother and former Test player once told me selectors appoint and disappoint. True dat!

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  9. Alex Alleyne March 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    The “commie
    ” should stick to articles like this one. He is right on the money this time. If he has a problem with the PM , just get a pair of gloves and go meet him and let the 2 of them duke it out and “may the best man win”. But please , let BARBADOS and it’s people move froward and stop butting in in it’s political affairs.

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