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St George’s Primary repeat as Kiddy Cricket Champions

The winning St George's team with their championship trophy. Photo: BVICA
DaMarcus Drego receives the Best Bowler and Tournament MVP Awards from Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwyn James. Photo: BVICA
DaMarcus Drego receives the Best Bowler and Tournament MVP Awards from Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwyn James. Photo: BVICA
Shajahni Duport receives the Best Fielder award from Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwyn James. Photo: BVICA
Shajahni Duport receives the Best Fielder award from Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwyn James. Photo: BVICA
Joyce Samuel Primary was named the Most Disciplined School. Photo: BVICA
Joyce Samuel Primary was named the Most Disciplined School. Photo: BVICA
The Best Batsman award went to Asonji McCall (right) of Ebenezer Thomas/ EAPS. Photo: BVICA
The Best Batsman award went to Asonji McCall (right) of Ebenezer Thomas/ EAPS. Photo: BVICA
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – St George’s Primary School repeated as Scotiabank/West Indies Cricket Board Kiddy Cricket Champions when they beat Ebenezer Thomas/Enis Adams Primary on Thursday June 23, 2016 at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds in Road Town.

The final, reduced to 5 overs a side as St George’s team were running late for their graduation ceremony and also because the hot sun was beginning to take its toll on the players and officials, saw the defending champs post 25 and then look to Bowler of the Tournament, JaMarcus Drego to restrict ET/EAPS to just 15 in reply.

School Coach, Javon Carty was a happy coach as his team lifted the trophy for a second time.

“We got the defense of our crown off to a winning start, in the first game against our opponents in the final, but had some little patches of nerves in the following game against Alexandrina Maduro, but the team came out strong when it mattered. I congratulate the boys and girls on their efforts and they showed themselves to be true champions. I kept Drego back to the end as he is one of the schools most experienced players and picked up three wickets for just one run to win the game.”

ETPS/EAPS had a nerve wrecking win in their semi final against Francis Lettsome Primary and were showing signs of fatigue having to play back to back games, but their Coach, Damien Ash of the Royal Virgin Islands Community Police Division was full of praise for both teams.

“Definitely a pity not to have won, but that is life. We came looking to win, but losing is a part of life and we have to accept that today,” he said. “We had scored more runs in the previous games and I expected a successful chase. They were tired after a long day and ran out of steam.”

Asonji McCall of ETPS/EAPS had been the Best Batsman, but even he was unable to take his team across the line.

Francis Lettsome’s Shajahni Duport was named Best Fielder, the Most Disciplined School Award went to Joyce Samuel Primary and the Tournament MVP was Drego.

Other results

In earlier matches, Francis Lettsome beat Joyce Samuel, 89-59, to post the days highest total. St George's beat Ebenezer Thomas/Enis Adams, 71-46, Alexandrina Maduro just pipped the younger Cedar School, 75-73 and St George's beat Alexandrina Maduro 65-32.

“It was great to see so many parents out watching their children and cheering them on enthusiastically,” commented Charlie E. Jackson, who spearheads the Scotiabank/West Indies Cricket Board Kiddy Cricket Programme.

“It was also wonderful to see the efforts and dedication of members of the RVIPF Community Policing Division being reflected in the skills and enjoyment of all the boys and girls. Without their support and the drive of Sergeant Tilda Henry today would not have been as successful as it was.”

The Scotiabank/West Indies Cricket Board Kiddy Programme is a Regional initiative sponsored by the bank and has been growing steadily in the territory.

“By next September almost every Primary School will have some form of cricket activity, whether in P.E. lessons or as an After School Programme,” confirmed Jackson. “The ultimate plan is to stage an Inter School League, to match that planned for the high schools and days like today show we are heading down the right path.”

4 Responses to “St George’s Primary repeat as Kiddy Cricket Champions”

  • one eye (25/06/2016, 10:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    seems like Alwin trying to be seen after they kick him to the curve for the white boy
  • Ummm (26/06/2016, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't mind the haters that don't know squat about how the league came about ask Mr. Jackson why the man is there, bunch a bad minded haters hiding behind the Computer screen and still smiling in your face.... every fr.....gin thing is a problem around here...hungrygutpeople... his shoescantfitalluhaters..


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