Three of Cayman’s best young cricketers are in Trinidad for the International Cricket Council’s latest Academy and Training Camp
This annual camp which forms part of the ICC Development Programme, is at the Sir Frank Worrell Central in Port of Spain until August 16.
The three youngsters attending this camp are Ramon Sealy, the Under-19 cricket captain, fast bowler Kervin Ebanks and wicket-keeper/batsman Patrick McConvey.
They were selected after their superb performances in the ICC’s U-19 tournament in Canada last August.
The talented Sealy is only 17. He is also a wicket-keeper/batsman besides being a goalkeeper for Bodden Town and the Cayman U-20 side. He was Cayman’s busiest – and best – player at the recent World Cup qualifiers which Cayman hosted.
The two-sport ace was voted Most Valuable Player in Canada, McConvey best fielder and Ebanks was nominated by the coach and manager of the Cayman Islands team for selection.
This intensive camp started on Wednesday. It focuses on all areas of the game along with topics such as, captaincy and leadership, nutrition, motivation and mental toughness, injury prevention and management and goal setting.
Hopefully, on their return the trio will put the skills learnt into practice to improve their game, share their knowledge with fellow players, in particular the younger ones and also develop a greater love and understanding of the game.
Sealy has not been too involved recently with cricket since most of his time was spent on the football field.
However, he briefly joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police’s cricket tour Barbados last week and in the three games he appeared, he recorded scores of 50 not out, 17 and 12.
His last scores were recorded in two 20/20 night matches against Dover and The Royal Barbados Police respectively so they were not shabby scores.
The camp’s head coach is Kelvin Williams, a certified Cricket Australia coach, who also has qualifications from MCC and the ECB. His assistants are Clem Hercules and Ronald Rogers, former advisor to the WI cricket team who is the fitness trainer.