Mia’s advice to cricketers

Barbados Nation article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Mia Mottley was batting on a different pitch on Sunday when she gave a brief address at the Premix and Precast Yorkshire Sports Club’s 2013 awards ceremony at the Harold Nurse Resource Centre in Hothersal Turning.

Mottley, who is the parliamentary representative for the St Michael North East constituency, where the club is located, urged the young cricketers to maintain the legacy of the club, which is now its 64th year.

Yorkshire finished second in last year’s Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Division One competition, behind winners CounterPoint Wanderers, narrowly missing out on promotion to the Elite Division.

The feature address was given by principal of the Parkinson School, Jeff Broomes, who is also a former BCA board member. Club president Louis Linton delivered the welcome address.

He said he didn’t believe there were enough “quality cricketers” in Barbados to maintain all the clubs and called for the merging of neighbouring clubs.

Honour roll

Emmerson Alleyne Trophy for Most Runs: Kurt Wilkinson

Michael Franklyn Trophy for Most Wickets: Jamel Noel

Outstanding Performances: Kurt Wilkinson, Kevin Ramsey, Jamal Layne, Ryan Layne.

Victor Warner Trophy for Most Wickets in a match: Tariq Hoyte

Emerging Players Award: Akeem Nero, Kevin Ramsey, Tariq Hoyte, Jamal Layne.

Anthony Cobham Allround Performance Trophy: Antonio Mayers

President’s Award: Kurt Wilkinson.

Awards of Merit: Mikhail Austin, Zack Mohammed, Timothy Legall.

First Published In The Barbados Nation.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:00