Newly-wed King hunts record-breaking English season -say frustrated applicants By Imran Khan
Stabroek News
August 28, 2003

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West Indies and Guyana pacer Reon King is enjoying a bumper season in the North East Premier League in England.

On contract with South Northumberland Cricket Club, King is on the verge of breaking the club record for wickets in a season. Even more impressively, the svelte quickie is also within reach of the league record as well.

From 17 one-day matches this season, King trapped 54 victims and is only three shy of overhauling his club record and seven away from equaling the league record. He will be in the hunt for both records with two more matches remaining.

In typical fashion King worked his victims out at a strikingly low average of 13.76. The fast bowler who many liken to West Indies legend, Michael Holding, has four, five-wicket hauls with a best of 6 for 60 this season.

He says that his performance is encouraging towards his aim of returning to the West Indies senior team.

I think with the way my form and confidence is, I still feel that I could play at the highest level, King said in a comment from his Newcastle home.

King had a 14-match spell with the West Indies Test team from 1999 to 2001, during which time, he bowled impressively to secure 44 wickets at a respectable 27.77 average.

In 48 One Day matches with the premier regional team King clutched 73 wickets at an average of 23.23.

His English Club team secured the league championships after the 20th round and currently leads the points table by an unbeatable 62 points.

The newly wed King plans to return to Guyana on September 6th after the season closes.