Mar 03, 2021 Sports
Kaieteur News – The development programme of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continues to gather stream as the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), MS came on board to distribute scorebooks to over 80 active clubs.
The scorebooks were donated by Odyssey Sight Seeing Tours Company. Additionally, the BCB with the support of the Club and several friends of Berbice cricket would also be sharing out over a dozen catching cribs to cricket clubs across the county.
BCB President Hilbert Foster stated that since his election in 2018, clubs and over 300 youth players have benefitted from over $12M worth of items. The donated items include cricket gear, scorebooks, stumps, cricket balls, uniforms, groundsmen rain coats, school bags, bicycles, educational materials and food hampers among other items.
Additionally, the BCB has also awarded educational scholarships while dozens of clubs have also received trophies, medals, certificate frames and special gifts to assist them to host award ceremonies, cricket academies and fund raising events.
The catching cribs are being donated to clubs with junior sections and cost $24,000 each. The clubs that would benefit are the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association – UCCA (2), Port Mourant, Albion, RHTY&SC, RH Canje, Tucber Park, Edinburgh, Blairmont, Achievers, Cotton Tree and Paradise.
The UCCA two catching cribs would be used by No.73 Young Warriors CC, No. 69 Youth Club, No. 73 Radha Krishna Foundation and the Scottsburg United teams. Foster urged the clubs to take care of the catching cribs as it took great efforts to obtain them.
Funds for the cribs were obtained from former national players Jerry Angus and Ray Joseph, RHTY&SC, Bissan Trading and another overseas based Guyanese. The main objective of the project is to improve the fielding standard of Berbice youth players.
Foster, also stated that efforts are been made to obtain another six more cribs for distribution by the end of April, early May. Meanwhile, Odyssey Sight Seeing Tours (Guyana) Inc. donated $300,000 worth of scorebooks to the RHTY&SC Cricket Development Programme as it has done for close to a decade.
The books would be donated to every active club in Berbice. Clubs in the Upper Corentyne and West Berbice have already received a total of 40 books. Scorebooks are currently been distributed in the Lower Corentyne and New Amsterdam/Canje areas while some would be sent to the Berbice River area.
Foster, in accepting the scorebooks expressed gratitude to the Management of the company for their continued cooperation.
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