Wilbert Plummer is an International Cricket Council (ICC) certified Level 1 Cricket Coach and a certified Train the Trainer Cricket coach, (certified to run Cricket training programs for coaches across Canada) with several years of international experience as a cricketer and coach. He led the Cricket Canada squad as the team coach to the Americas Cup tournament in 2009 and was undefeated in the 6 nation tournament held in Canada. Wilbert again led the Canadian Under 19 team in 2011 to the Global qualifier competition in Ireland where they won several games but unfortunately did not make the finals.
As a young cricketer, Wilbert played first class cricket in Jamaica from the tender age of 17 representing various cricket teams across the country. He played with and against cricketers including Jeffery Dujon, Michael Holding and Jimmy Adams to name a few. He represented Jamaica in 1975 on the National Junior Cricket team and the National Senior team in 1979 and was well known for his superior skills as a left-hand spin bowler and all-rounder.
Following secondary school Wilbert successfully gained entrance to the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports College where his dream of becoming a Teacher /official Coach materialized. He obtained his teaching diploma and subsequently pursued his teaching career from 1983 to 1991 after which he migrated to Canada. He continued to play cricket at the national level and represented Canada in the early 1990’s, playing against the Jamaica National Cricket team and the West Indies ‘A ‘Team.
As the National Coach for the Canadian Under 19 cricket team, he led the squad to gain the highest placement in the International Junior Cricket Competition in the 2010 World Cup competition and subsequently beat ICC full member country Zimbabwe, to gain 11th place, Canada’s personal best performance at any ICC Under 19 World Cup competition. The competition was held in New Zealand.
Currently, Wilbert coaches cricket teams and also provides individual coaching clinics with the aim of grooming youngsters to perform at the elite level. He has been a National Junior Cricket Canada selector since 2008 which involves selecting youths from various provinces across Canada to train for the national team.