Former Kiddy Cricketer is youngest MoM adjudicator
Gros Islet, St Lucia - Nineteen year old Dalton Polius is now the holder of the record for the youngest Man of the Match adjudicator in an international cricket match in the West Indies.
Polius, a St Lucian was the adjudicator in the Second Digicel ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground which Pakistan won.
He chose Ahmed Shehzad for his century as Pakistan won by 7 wickets, making 223 for 3 chasing West Indies’ 222 all out from 50 overs.
Daltonis among a batch of extremely successful young cricketers now representing the region and their countries having gotten their first taste of cricket through the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme.
He remembers his first Kiddy cricket experience with astounding clarity. “I was 10 years year and so excited to be playing on the big field with the West Indies cricketers. West Indies was playing New Zealand and the ground was just opened. It was such a fantastic experience, and I could hardly wait to go on the field to show what I had been learning”.
At that time, he was a student of the Grand Rivere Combined School in St. Lucia, now having completed his A Levels in England. He is getting ready to study at the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados.
Polius is one of the first to receive a cricketing scholarship to attend Woodhouse Grove Cricket Academy in England and was in the first batch of Kiddy Cricket students to perform skills display in the first match to be held at the Beausejour Cricket Ground when it was opened in 2002.