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Coaches delighted with Kiddy Cricket talent

Coaches delighted with Kiddy Cricket talent


The four coaches involved with the first ever Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket camp, Ian Allen, Bertram Stapleton, Uzzah Pope and Cleton Burnette, have expressed pleasure with working with the close to 60 students who are part of the five-day affair at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.{{more}}

The coaches noted that the talent on display should be made to blossom, as it can serve St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Windwards and ultimately the West Indies well, in the future.

The students, who were selected from the primary schools’ Kiddy Cricket Competition earlier this year, began their camp last Monday and will wrap up today, August 23.

Burnette hopes that the authorities will seek out the best talent identified and phase the youngsters into the Grasssroots programme.

Burnette stated that once carefully monitored and structured, many of the youngsters can form the core of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Under-15 cricket team in the not too distant future.

The camp involved both classroom and practical sessions.

Some of the theoretical topics looked at were sports and nutrition and personal hygiene, while the participants were fine-tuned in the various bowling, batting and fielding skills.

Meanwhile, co-ordinator of the Kiddy Cricket programme here Stanley Hinds also spoke of the prospects of the participants, noting that many have the potential to be taken to the next level of cricket development.

Hinds observed with interest that several of the young bowlers are showing a liking for leg spin.

Hinds believes that the highlight of the camp will be the competitive limited overs matches which are set for today, Friday, as the camp culminates.

This event, he said, will really showcase what the youngsters have in them. (RT)