Local cricket celebrated another glorious season of great achievements on Saturday.
The Cayman Islands Cricket Association Annual Awards Function returned to its splendor and glory at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall.
The hall was transformed into a venue of beauty displaying the colours of the association’s main sponsors Cable & Wireless, Money Express and Clico Cayman Ltd.
The function coordinated by the CICA Secretary Merta Day was a hit from the delicious dinner to the last delivery with the 2008 season outstanding players and volunteers collecting awards.
It was truly a fitting climax to another exciting cricket season as specially invited dignitaries, officials, club members, supporters, families and friends filled the ceremonial palace and celebrated the success of the outstanding individuals.
Master of Ceremonies Hector Robinson kept the proceedings lively with his wide assortment of cricketing anecdotes.
Specially invited guests included MLA Alfonso Wright who read the feature address on behalf of the Minister of Sports who was off island, MLA and CICA Hall of Fame member Lucille Seymour,
Director of Sports Dalton Watler, ICC Americas Regional Development Manager Martin Vieira, Hall of Fame members Jimmy Powell and Dr. Joseph Jackman, CICUA President Courtney Young, CICA President Courtney Myles and the Executive, Dr Victor Lookloy, Vera Kissoon, National Youth Coach Andy Myles and National Captain Pearson Best.
The Ministry of Sports took the opportunity to display drawings of the three new high schools and most importantly the cricket fields on their compounds.
Cayman Islands national senior team who will be participating in the ICC Americas region championships was announced. It runs from November 24-December 1 in Fort Lauderdale.
It was presented to the gathering to lusty applause in particular the eight players making their first appearance on the senior team.
Technical Director Theo Cuffy said: ‘It was a great night and CICA wishes to thank our sponsors Cable & Wireless, Money Express and Clico Cayman Ltd, the Ministry of Education, Department of Sports, Department of Agriculture, authorities at Red Bay Primary school and The Light House school and the media.’