Promoting cricket in schools is vital to prepare the next generation of national players in the most widely played sport in the region after football.
Cayman Islands Cricket Association has again contributed to that by donating equipment to eight high schools. Leading Edge was the first to receive equipment where school leader Lyneth Monteith gratefully accepted it for her budding little Brian Laras. Rupert Hoilett actually took delivery of the equipment at Leading Edge.
Representing the CICA in the distribution were Andy Myles who is the National Youth Coach and Technical Director Theo Cuffy.
There were beaming smiles at all the other schools as principals and head teachers thanked the association. Those who benefited were; Heritage, New Horizons, Pace, John Gray, St Ignatius, Cayman Prep and High and Triple C.
Dr Chab Samaroo Deputy Principal at John Gray High School thanked coach Andy Myles and promised that the school will maximise the use of the equipment to help boost the national programme.
Association president Courtney Myles said: ‘Our association is doing its part in providing a proper learning atmosphere for our youngsters. Our efforts have seen practice pitches built at John Cumber Primary, Triple C, St Ignatius and John Gray High School. Very shortly more schools and grounds will be provided with additional facilities.’
Cricket uniforms will be handed out at a later date to all schools ensuring that the students are properly dressed and with the equipment fully protected during practice and matches.