Buxton cricket camp starts Wednesday

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The 13th annual academy of the Buxton ‘Carl Hooper’ Cricket Club will start on Wednesday (August 8) at 09:30h and run until August 19 at the Buxton ground on the East Coast of Demerara.

The two-week camp caters for children between ages 7-19 and Buxton Cricket Club’s President, Essie Peters, explained the camp will facilitate 40 participates from Buxton and villages in close proximity.

“The camp is not make money, but to instil good values to the youths them and keep them away from doing the wrong things when they have so much free time now school is closed,” Peters explained.

Peters added that registration is free, since asking for money from the parents of these children, many of whom comes from single parent homes, would be counter-productive to the intended purpose of the camp.

He informed that sponsorship has covered the cost of holding the camp, which he views as part of community service. The most recent establishment to support the camp is Bissan’s Trading.

Managing Director of the King Street business, Bissoondyal Singh, said he is pleased to embrace the development of cricket on the East Coast and wished the club well.

Sessions will include technical, practical, physical and off-the field activities from 09:30h to 15:00h daily.

Among those conducting the sessions are former national youth cricketer Clive Andries, who was part of Guyana’s champion Three-day Under-19 team in St. Kitts in 2008, and former national Under-19 and Berbice senior Inter-County off-spinner Sean Devers.

The club was founded in 1992 and played in tape-ball competition before being officially launched as the Buxton ‘Carl Hooper’ Club in 2002 when Hooper was appointed West Indies captain.

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