Malteenoes Youth Programme returns August 8
- 80 graduate from Cricket Camp
Catering for aspiring cricketers as young as seven years old, the Malteenoes Cricket Club Youth Programme will make a return on August 8.
This was announced at the closing ceremony of the club’s cricket camp on Saturday, held at their Thomas Lands base.
Vice-President, Steven Jacobs, informed reporters that the Youth Programme which dates back to 1993, is aimed at inculcating the essential of rounded cricket at an early age.
According to the former national player, cricket has taught him many invaluable things in life that school has not, and for such a reason, he implored parents to ensure their children balance sport and academics.
The sessions will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and due to the closure of schools for the July-August vacation period, they will run from 15:30h to 17:30h, however, when schools reopen the sessions start at 16:00h.
Jacobs indicated they are in talks with a female coach to cater to the growing number of young ladies interested in the sport.
Meanwhile, the club closed its cricket camp after two weeks of training young students on the skills of the game on and off the field.
Each young participant was given a certificate of achievement for completion while some got special awards for their outstanding work over the two weeks.
80 graduated from the camp, and according to head coach, Quasen Nedd, these tools are just the basics, and to reach the top, one has to do it with passion and determination.
Due to the inclement, practical sessions were staged at the National Park Tarmac or indoors at the club.
Edward Richmond Award – (Most Discipline) – Otis Roberts and Rena Persaud
Claude Raphael Award (Best Batsman) – Jeremiah Kelvin and Sinach Allen
Best fielder – Daniels Williams and Jessica Harris
Colin Stuart Award (Best Bowler) – Rakeeb Latif
Charles Ramson Jr. Award (Most Improved Player) – Noel Madramootoo and Sinach Allen
Troy Lewis Award (Best Wicketkeeper) – Malique Smith
Indomattie Goordial Award (Best all-rounder) – Jessica Harris
Ages 12 -17
Claud Raphael Award (Best batter) – Lomar Seecharran and Tilleya Madramootoo
Colin Stuart Award (Best Bowler) – John Persaud and Tilleya Madramootoo
Best Fielder – Joshua Bollers and Anita Henrique
Charles Ramson Jr Award (Most improved) – Samuel Barkoye and Sara Bheir
Troy Lewis Award (Best wicketkeeper) – Shane Austin
Indomattie Goordial Award (Best all-rounder) – Kesi Nelson
Edward Richmond Award (Most Discipline) – Shameer Bhola and Kesi Nelson