The outstanding students of the Berbice leg of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) / Scotiabank Kiddy cricket programme were rewarded for their efforts when the camp concluded yesterday at the All Saints Primary School ground, New Amsterdam.
The participants were taken through the basics of the game which includes batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping as well as game sense scenario during the one-week clinic under the guidance of Coaches Winston and Albert Smith.
Speaking with Kaieteur Sport, Winston Smith said he was impressed with the response adding that there is an abundance of talent.
“This clinic is very good for the development of the students, but there should also be a follow-up programme for their advancement”, he added. Smith informed that the participants will be recommended to clubs shortly.
West Indies female all-rounder Shemaine Campbell, National U-15 batsman Steve Deonarine and Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai are some of the players that have graduated from this programme.
Smith pointed out that coaches must continue to monitor the youngsters at the various clubs so that they can improve generally.
The players that received awards are, Navindra Persaud (best wicket-keeper), Isaiah Thorne and Bhaskar Ramdowar (top spin bowlers), Joval Persaud and Akash Harilall (most outstanding fielders), Nicholas Shivrattan and Romel Retemiah (most promising fast bowlers), Daniel Mille (top all-rounder), Deoram France and Daniel Narsaiah (best batsmen).
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