Tucber Park Cricket Club concluded a successful five-day cricket academy on Saturday last with 34 graduates.
The participants were engaged in practical and theoretical training from some of the best coaches in the country across the five days of the camp, which was held at the Berbice High School Ground/Tarmac.
Eight participants were awarded individual awards for their outstanding performances. Daniel Narsiah was adjudged the best Under-18 batsman while Javaugn Conway received the award for the best Under-18 bowler. Kevin Kisten was awarded Best Under-15 Batsman, Delon Hendore Best Under-15 Bowler while Justin Meghu copped the best fielder award.
The most promising player of the academy was Abdulla Ibn while Shenia Simon was the most promising female player. Ismaeel Ramsammy received his award for the most disciplined individual.
All participants received certificates while trophies, medals and educational materials were presented to outstanding individuals. This academy, which had numerous sponsors, was spearheaded by Coaches Julian Moore, Tremayne Smartt and Anthony D’Andrade. Guyana Cricket Board Territorial Developmental Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart, a former Test fast bowler, visited the camp on the fourth day.
Club Secretary Tamesh Mohabir offered his assistance while Kevin Sinclair and veteran Michael Hyles also visited the camp. The camp further exposed the youths to basic skills in cricket, life and leadership skills, the importance of education, etc. This camp was the first of its kind in the New Amsterdam area and it was a huge success helping the youngsters to improve their cricketing abilities.