Sco­tia­bank sup­port­ing Kiddy Cricket

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Sco­tia­bank is look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the Kiddy Cricket col­lab­o­ra­tion in which it has been in­volved for the past 15 years, This prom­ise was made by Carol Henry, Sco­tia­bank’s Com­mer­cial and Kiddy Cricket Cham­pion, speak­ing at the end of the Kiddy Cricket Fes­ti­val at the Min­doo Philip Park on Fri­day 3rd July. Eight schools took part in the an­nual Pri­mary Schools Tour­na­ment: Augier Com­bined, Babon­neau Com­bined, Car­men Re­nee Me­mo­rial, Marc­hand Com­bined, Od­san Com­bined, Rich­fond Com­bined, Del­cer Com­bined and Soufriere Pri­mary.

All the teams gave a very good ac­count of them­selves and pro­vided the spec­ta­tors with much en­ter­tain­ment but, in the end, Augier Com­bined School of Dis­trict 6 emerged new cham­pi­ons af­ter de­feat­ing the Babon­neau Com­bined School in a grip­ping en­counter. Both teams fought hard to gain supremacy, ex­hibit­ing a fine dis­play of bat­ting. At the end Augier scored 165 for 2 wick­ets, while Babon­neau scored 164 for 3. Rich­fond Com­bined placed 3rd, Del­cer Com­bined 4th, Od­san Com­bined 5th, Soufriere Pri­mary 6th, Marc­hand Com­bined 7th and Car­men Re­nee Me­mo­rial 8th. Part­ner­ing Sco­tia­bank in the Kiddy Cricket pro­gramme are the West Indies Cricket Board, the Na­tional Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. Since 2000 Sco­tia­bank has been the ex­clu­sive spon­sor of Kiddy Cricket and the of­fi­cial bank of West Indies Cricket. Said Henry: “Kiddy cricket has grown to in­clude 726 pri­mary schools around the Caribbean with over 108,000 pri­mary school stu­dents re­ceiv­ing reg­u­lar af­ter-school coach­ing from trained cricket coaches. In the last 15 years, over 750,000 chil­dren have passed through the pro­gramme.”

Cur­ricu­lum Of­fi­cer for Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion in the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Ver­netta Le­s­poris, said the min­istry sup­ported the tour­na­ment fully and she praised the bank for “its will­ing­ness to as­sist the youth with ac­tions and not just mere talk.”

Some of the play­ers were awarded for their out­stand­ing per­for­mances in var­i­ous as­pects of the game. They were: Derville Cornib­ert--Best Bats­man (Augier Com­bined), Akim Au­guste--Best Bowler (Car­men Re­nee), Zi­dan Arthur—Best Fielder (Babon­neau Com­bined). The award for the Most Im­proved School went to Rich­fond Com­bined and the Most Dis­ci­plined School, Od­san Com­bined.

Sco­tia­bank staff pose with the win­ning Kiddy Fes­ti­val

school, Augier Com­bined.

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