Sir Andy, Butcher commence packed tour of Berbice


Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts and the first black cricketer to play for England, Roland Butcher of Barbados, on Thursday began their packed tour of Berbice by paying visits to the Rose Hall Canje and Cotton Tree Cricket Grounds.

The two legends delivered inspirational speeches to youth players in both areas with special emphasis being placed on self-discipline, desire for hard work and the need for the players to work hard on their own personal game.

The duo took questions from the youngsters during the sessions and the visit to the Canje Ground was emotional for Sir Andy as he noted that the ground has a special place in his heart.

He stated that Canje was the venue that caused him to become a Test player after he took four wickets there in 1974.

Butcher spoke on the need for players to be the master of their own destiny and to be proactive on decisions that would lead them to success.

Berbice Cricket Board President Hilbert Foster was present at both venues and urged the players to always strive for excellence. The visit continues on Friday with the start of the fast bowling and batting clinics at the Albion ground.

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