Kiddy cricketers to feature in 2nd ODI

Scotibank Kiddy Cricket Media Release.

St, John's, Antigua – As Antigua and Barbuda prepares to celebrate their great cricketing heritage this weekend, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers will be showing that the future is as bright as the glittering past.

Cricket legends Andy Roberts, Curtly Ambrose and Richie Richardson are set to be knighted this weekend at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) during the first One Day International between the West Indies and England. 

The timing has special significance as it comes just a week before the 40th anniversary of Roberts’ West Indies debut – the first time an Antiguan ever represented the West Indies.

Ahead of the ODI, Kiddy Cricketers got a taste of what could be in their future as they took to the field at the SVRCG to practise for their moment in the middle which will come on Sunday, March 2nd during the second ODI.

The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket interval display has become a much-loved staple at international matches, with the enthusiastic young players showing their batting, bowling, fielding and catching skills in competitive mini-matches during the lunch break.

K.J. Singh, the West Indies Cricket Board’s project officer for Kiddy Cricket noted that the displays are one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the annual Kiddy Cricket calendar, as the children get to emulate their heroes by playing in front of an international audience.

“From a coaching and technical perspective of course it’s a key activity because it allows them to get comfortable with playing in front of thousands of people and because it’s held during international matches, it comes even closer to a real international playing experience. And they absolutely love it! The crowds are always very supportive and it’s a huge boost for a child who is 9 or 10 years old to have a big crowd cheering them on. It’s a real glimpse into the future for them.”

Ten primary schools from Antigua and two from neighbouring Montserrat will take part in the interval skills display. The participating schools are T.O.R Memorial School, John Hughes Primary School, Buckley’s Primary School, JT Ambrose Primary School, New Winthorpes Primary School, Bolans Primary School, Jennings Primary School, Golden Grove Primary School, Sunnyside Tutorial School and St. Andrew’s Primary School from Antigua and Barbuda and Brades Primary School and Lookout Primary School from Montserrat.

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Scotibank Kiddy Cricket Media Release.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:54