Windward Islands Volcanoes latest batting recruit, Desron Maloney, is champing at the bit to make his mark in regional domestic competition.
The 28-year-old was one of two uncapped players named in the 14-man squad for the Regional Super50 starting next week, where the 2017-18 champions will do battle in Group B alongside last year's losing finalists, Guyana Jaguars, West Emerging Players, invitational side United States and hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.
'First of all I want to thank God for everything,' said Maloney, one of five draft picks by the Volcanoes for the upcoming Professional Cricket League season.
'Playing for the Volcanoes is another step up the ladder closer to my dreams. It's a very blissful feeling. It means a lot to me, my family, and friends, who always support and encourage me to keep playing cricket, to put in the hard work and chase my dreams.'
The right-handed Maloney forced his way into the selection frame when he struck a handsome hundred against Dominica in the Windward Islands two-day championship recently, en route to gathering an aggregate of 171 runs for St Vincent and the Grenadines.
He said being part of the Volcanoes franchise had already boosted his game, especially having learned from the other experienced players in the setup.