16 schools aim for Kiddy Cricket title
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Defending Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival champions West Terrace Primary School are among the 16 teams who have made it into the finals of the tournament which is set for this Saturday.
Over 100 aspiring young cricketers will get to show their skill at the world-famous Kensington Oval, the new location for the finals, which had to be re-scheduled due to heavy rains on the original date.
They can already have a sense of satisfaction, having made their way through two days of intense preliminary competition last weekend, which narrowed the teams down to a “Sweet 16”.
WICB Territorial Development Officer Robin Parris said the benefits of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket year-round, after-school coaching programme were showing in the standard of play and technical skills displayed in the Festival so far.
He added that cricket fans who come out to the free festival can expect to be impressed by the talent on display amongst the next generation of West Indies cricketers.
Scotiabank Marketing Manager Amanda Lynch-Foster expressed her delight that the finals of the Festival would be held at Kensington Oval pointing out that the ground has deep significance in West Indian cricket tradition.
“The very first Test match held in the West Indies was played right at Kensington Oval,” she said. “It has a rich past and these Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers are part of its future.”
Kiddy Cricket Festival Finalists are: Selah Primary School, St. Paul's Primary School, St. Gabriel's Primary, Grantley Prescod Primary School, All Saints Primary School, Gordon Greenidge Primary School, St. Alban's Primary School, Ignatius Byer Primary School, Bay Primary School, Wesley Hall Primary School, West Terrace Primary School, Eagle Hall Primary School, St. Lawrence Primary School, Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School, St. Stephen's Primary School, Eden Lodge Primary School.