by Craig Ellingson
Like father, like son: a passion for the sport of cricket runs deep in one Edmonton family.
And it’s deep enough that Tyson Gordon Jr. left home in January to pursue playing and training in Jamaica, where the 14-year-old is a member of the country’s Under-15 cricket team.
When his family gets to watch him play from a distance online — Edmonton is about 5,000 kilometres from the Caribbean country — emotions run strong for his father.
[Tyson Gordon Jr. is the son of the former Jamaican and Canadian international cricketer who represented his new country in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. To date, the younger Gordon has represented Jamaica in the Cricket West Indies Rising Stars championship (April 2023) and played the Jamaica’s national U15 championship (August 2023).]