Powell catches $10,000 prize

The Cayman Islands Cricket
Association had its grand raffle and the lucky winner of the top prize of
$10,000 cash could not have gone to a more appropriate winner – Jimmy Powell.

The West Bay businessman is Mr
Cricket in Cayman. So much so that the magnificent cricket ground in his home
district is named after him. Powell has given hundreds of thousands of dollars
to the cricket programme over the decades he has served it so loyally as a
player, president and all manner of titles, so it is fitting that one of the
many $10 tickets he bought was drawn in front of a large crowd at the Smith
Road Oval.

The raffle draw was emceed by
cricket association president Courtney Myles and the rest of the executive
committee was there. Sadly, Ivan Burges stood down after 30 years from the
committee. Burges is still a fringe player with Greenies (when they’re
desperate!) and is a past president. He feels it is time to hand over the
reigns to a current player. Alistair Carter, another long-serving committee
member in many executive roles, also stepped down.

Deutsche Bank was the major sponsor
of the 10 for 10 Raffle. Besides Powell’s $10,000, the other winners were:
Philip Barnes CI$1,000, Tracy Galvin – two tickets to Miami on Cayman Airways,
Pam Martin – weekend Morrits and $100 voucher to Tukka Restaurant East End, Sandra
Cuffy – weekend Comfort Suites and $100 Voucher to Changs, Deckers, Abacus or
Prime, Celia Walton – BlackBerry from Lime, R Labree – Shipwreck Silver Piece
of Eight donated by Artifacts, Noel Jackson – dinner for two at Grand Old House
and $150 eye exam from Dr Mani, Dave Holmes – $100 Gas Voucher from Esso, Sean
Clarke – $100 Luca voucher and Kenisha Lumsden – two new tyres and balance from
Courtney Myles’ new tyre business. Prizes for best sellers included a
BlackBerry, Esso $100 voucher and $100 dinner at Edoardo’s

The cricket association’s planned
projects over the next three months include training courses for women
cricketers and coaches, the beginning of the Challenge Trophy on 24 October, umpire
training on 25 October, the annual general meeting on 28 October, ICC Americas
Level 2 Coaches Course from 5-8 November, the annual awards night 27 November
and Memorial Day on 28 November.