Four Under-15 cricketers to benefit from Basil Butcher trust fund
Guyana Times article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Four Under-15 cricketers from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) will benefit from a collection of cricket gear and educational materials under the auspices of the Basil Butcher Berbice Cricket Development Trust Fund programme.
The kind gesture was made possible for the seventh year, when the former West Indies batsman handed over a cheque to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Secretary of the RHTY&SC Hilbert Foster last Friday in the Boardroom of the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company.
The four cricketers have not yet been selected by the RHTY&SC, but according to Foster, the club will make the selection prior to its 24th annual awards ceremony, which is slated for April 27. The presentation to the four cricketers will be done at the awards ceremony.
Meanwhile, Foster, in his remarks expressed gratitude to Butcher for his support to the development of cricket at the RHTY&SC and in Berbice in general.
“The most important thing for any legend is to always remember where you came from and Butcher is a perfect example of that,” Foster said.
Foster stated that the RHTY&SC is committed to cricket development in Berbice and Guyana. “With this in the mind, the club has invested millions of dollars to assist clubs, young cricketers and cricket associations,” he said.
During his playing days, Butcher scored 3,104 Test runs at an average of 43.11 from 44 matches. He hit seven centuries and 16 half centuries, with his highest score being an unbeaten 209.
He also scored 31 centuries and 54 half centuries at the first class level, with an aggregate of 11,628 runs.