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Edwards awarded top Groundsman of the year

Edwards awarded top Groundsman of the year


One person who has benefitted from this country’s hosting of warm up matches ahead of Cricket World Cup last year is William “Bill” Edwards.{{more}}

His increase in knowledge of the preparation of outfields has landed him the title of Groundsman of the Year. An award which he received at the National Sports Awards Ceremony last Saturday night, held at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

Edwards, who has a penchant for broadening his scope, has emerged as a point man in the maintenance of the grass at the Arnos Vale and Sion Hill Playing Fields, after being the understudy to Jamaican Garfield Davis.

Currently, Edwards is responsible for keeping the outfields in prime condition.

Edwards said that he felt ‘good’ at receiving the award. He credited Davis for his newly acquired expertise and plans to use it to the best of his ability.

“I have learnt a lot from Davis”, Edwards revealed.

But his introduction to the art of being a groundsman started fourteen years ago under the guidance of Lloyd Lewis, then the curator at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Edwards, a former St. Vincent and the Grenadines opening batsman at the Under-19 and Senior levels, also represented the Windwards in the regional Under-19 competition.

Still in his mid 30’s, Edwards is a member of the Radcliffe Cricket Club, which participates in the national cricket competition. He was one of the talents that the defunct Sion Hill Cricket Club nurtured as a teenager.

Edwards has also represented Rivals and Packers United in the local Premier Division Cricket Competition.(RT)