Ian Spencer, new cricket boss in St Mary

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

SAN­DALS RE­SORTS In­ter­na­tional re­gional pub­lic re­la­tions Man­ager for St Ann/St Mary Ian Spencer is the new pres­i­dent of the St Mary Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, armed with a man­date to re­vive the as­so­ci­a­tion’s flag­ging for­tunes over the next two years.

Spencer was voted in at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing held at the Port Maria Po­lice Sta­tion last Thurs­day.

The new ex­ec­u­tive body com­prises Ju­nior Mat­ti­son, first vice-pres­i­dent; Carla Co­hen, sec­ond vice-pres­i­dent; Tashana Brown, sec­re­tary; Fabian An­gus, as­sis­tant sec­re­tary; Paul Wil­liams, trea­surer; and Wain Lynch, as­sis­tant trea­surer.

Ad­dress­ing the large num­ber of del­e­gates at the AGM fol­low­ing his elec­tion, Spencer noted that his top pri­or­ity was to for­ward the in­ter­est of the clubs in the parish, in­vig­o­rate the fra­ter­nity, and se­cure spon­sor­ship for a num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions.

“My aim is to re­store and ex­ceed the glory days of St Mary cricket,” Spencer noted. “We have not had any com­pe­ti­tions for over a year, and we have to get the cricket up and run­ning im­me­di­ately.”

The new pres­i­dent ob­served that the key ar­eas of fo­cus would also in­clude de­vel­op­ment of youth cricket; im­prove­ment of the ex­ist­ing cricket grounds and fa­cil­i­ties across the parish; fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties by the as­so­ci­a­tions and the clubs; start­ing a schol­ar­ship pro­gramme for young crick­eters; hon­our­ing those who have served the as­so­ci­a­tion with dis­tinc­tion; more fo­cus on fe­male cricket; in­tro­duc­ing psy­chol­ogy and coun­selling for the crick­eters; re­view­ing the stipend sys­tems; and launch of a St Mary Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion web­site and so­cial me­dia pages.

“It all starts with you – the clubs,” Spencer told the au­di­ence. “You have to prop­erly form your­self into func­tion­ing en­ti­ties, and we are here to as­sist.” He fur­ther called for un­tiy fol­low­ing the elec­tions and charged clubs to unite with the goal of mov­ing the parish’s cricket for­ward.

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