It was a fun-filled day as the newly formed The Security Centre cricket team took the pitch to test their skills against the police team who play in the local league.
As a sponsor of the Police team, security centre wanted to see how they fared. After only two practice sessions it seems the guards held their own. The police team came out the winner but as team captain and senior supervisor for The Security centre Desmond Prout states it was a good effort.
“Although we don’t have an organized team, the guys came out to win and committed to a few training sessions beforehand, to make sure we were well prepared.” Prout said.
The match kicked off with President and CEO of The Security Centre Stuart Bostock bowling the first over to the current Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines. Using a plastic ball, both parties survived an injury-free first over and the Commissioner managed a few hits off some less than consistent bowling by Bostock.
The Police Association organized a kid’s area and many police officers and security centre staff and families came out to cheer on their respective teams. There was a visit from Santa and presents for the kids as well as a barbecue throughout the afternoon. Mr. Bostock states the match made for a great family fun day.
“It was a great afternoon for both our organizations and seeing the success of the event has us planning to make this an annual one,” Mr. Bostock said. “Combining a children’s area with the cricket match made the event appeal to more staff and their families from both sides. We have a great working relationship with the police and as a sponsor for the Police cricket team, we thought it would be fun to organize a team of our own and have a friendly match.”
Knowing that it will be an annual event, The Security Centre team plans to go into the match next year more prepared by adding some training sessions to the cricket regiment.