Future looks bright as Scotia Bank
Cricket matches between West Indies and Australia have been known for their competitiveness over the years and this was one of the big lessons which Scotia bank Kiddy Cricketers learnt last Friday.
Over 80 excited Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricketers took to the field at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground during the interval of the first Digicel One-Day International to give spectators a glimpse of the future of the game on the idyllic isles of St Vincent & the Grenadines.
The young and aspiring boys and girls, smartly dressed in their “whites”, were students from eight local primary schools – Layou, Park Hill, Owia, Buccament, Fitz Hughes, Sion Hill, Lodge Village and Richland Park.
Former Windward Islands spin bowler Stan Hinds is now the chief Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Coach in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
He said a revamp of the Kiddy Cricket programme in SVG started almost 18 months ago with various initiatives and it is beginning to bear fruit.
“They range from foundation coaching workshops for physical education teachers and volunteers to Scotia bank Kiddy Cricket festivals, where children are able to play friendly matches against each other in the spirit of building teamwork and camaraderie,” he said.
“The eight schools participating in the Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket interval display have emerged successfully, as we headed to the build-up of the tour, showing great discipline and development, on and off the playing field.