Scotiabank supporting Kiddy Cricket
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.