Talented batsman Glenn Blakeney hasn't ruled out the possibility of making a return to national team duty.
After helping Bermuda to qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland, Blakeney was sensationally dropped from the national programme due to a lack of commitment to training and has since seen limited involvement in the domestic game.
However, Blakeney marked his return to action last weekend by scoring a typically flamboyant half-century in a losing cause for Social Club against Southampton Rangers in last Sunday's Belco Cup final at Lords.
And the explosive left-hander seemed mostly untroubled at the crease — batting at the same venue where he bludgeoned a triple century (303) as a member of St.David's against Bailey's Bay, the highest total ever scored by a local batsman.
Yet while Blakeney remains uncertain over his future in the game, he hasn't completely thrown in the towel as far as international commitment is concerned.
'It's always a possibility and I haven't ruled anything out at this particular point in time. I said I wasn't going to play anymore but still played on Sunday,' the 35-year-old said.
'I'm not saying yes — but anything is possible.'
Coming in at number four, Blakeney quickly set about trying to spoil Rangers' victory plans by stroking a robust yet controlled 71 off 56 balls in a knock spiced with ten boundaries.
'I was a bit disappointed we didn't go all the way and win the competition. I thought some of the other players should have applied themselves. But they didn't and we came out on the losing side — but that's cricket,' he said.
'But I was pretty pleased with my own performance considering I hadn't picked up a cricket bat for quite some time. It was nice to be out there again with the guys, and I really enjoyed it. But I'm not going to be playing every Sunday because I still have other commitments to tend to at the moment.'
Though not in attendance during last Sunday's final at Lords, national coach Gus Logie followed the Social Club batsman's enterprising innings over the radio airwaves and yesterday reiterated how national team selectors have gone to great lengths to try and persuade players of Blakeney's calibre to join the national programme.
'We have constantly been trying to get these guys on board and I don't know what it is going to take to be quite honest. And at the end of the day it's all a matter of whether or not these individuals want to play with the national team.'
Meanwhile, as to the possibility of reclaiming a spot on St.George's' Cup Match team this summer, Blakeney said: 'That all depends on how much cricket I play because if I don't play much cricket and get chosen to play Cup Match then that wouldn't be fair to others. I know that I can go in there and do the job, but I don't think it would be fair to those who are committed to playing every weekend.'