The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) had earlier this week disclosed that it would be using the school system to assist in selecting a squad to represent that county in the upcoming Female Under-19 Inter-County tournament, slated to start later this month.
As a result of this initiative, 34 participants have been identified, and for the next week will be training together at the Port Mourant Community Centre, before a team is selected for the competition.
Chairman of Selectors for the Junior Panel of the BCB, Leslie Solomon, has expressed satisfaction at the initiative taken by the BCB in using the school system to identify players for the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB’s) Female Under-19 competition, scheduled to start later this month.
A trial match is scheduled for Monday, July 3rd at the same venue. Coach Tremayne Smartt is optimistic that the initiative to use the school system would serve as an impetus for the resurgence of female cricket in the county. She is confident that these girls, if properly groomed and instructed, can move on to represent Guyana and the West Indies.
Players called to trials are: Tavita Deonarine, Aliyah Samaroo, Varshanie Ramlall, Beonce James, Preya Singh, Aliyah Baksh, Shazana Barth, Alana Nadir, Trishel Joseph, Emily Narsingh, Tanaika Boyer, Keba Henry, Stacy Hope, Sarai Magalee, Sheldiana Bovell, Jonelle France, Amelia Boodram, Melissa Torres, Tashieka Arthur, Amesha Samaroo, Aleema Arokium, Plaffiana Millington, Lafona Gilgeous, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabeka Gajnabi, Christine Quintyn, Marian Samaroo, Rushanna Lynch, Omadevi Matadin, Kassica Munroe, Kimmone Thomas, Olisha Williams, Kavita Ramsammi, and R. Lynch.
Players are asked to be present at the Port Mourant Community Centre for 09:30h. The day’s activities include physical drills, pitch work, fielding exercises, and a lecture on discipline and acceptable behaviour from Police Inspector Michael Newland. The BCB wishes to express its deepest satisfaction and gratitude to the administrators of the New Amsterdam Multilateral School, The Berbice Educational Institute and the Vryman’s Erven Secondary for supporting this programme.
Coach Smartt, in association with the BCB, has announced that a programme will be set up to groom female cricketers in the county of Berbice. Aspiring female cricketers are encouraged to attend these sessions and develop their skills in the game.