Junior cricket carnival brings excitement

Nine teams including St Ignatius (grey) and Cayman Academy (green) took part.

It was about more than just scoring runs and taking wickets when Cayman Cricket hosted its primary school pre-season cricket carnival at Smith Road Oval on 5 May.

“It’s just to create a bit of awareness and atmosphere, getting the kids out and letting them play as many games as possible,” explained Cayman Cricket’s senior development officer, Connor Patterson.

With the music pumping and several short games taking place, it was indeed a carnival atmosphere. “The energy has been great, there’s been good vibes…everyone here is having a good time and that’s what it’s really about,” Patterson said.

Sir John A Cumber Primary School won the tournament.

Although it was about having a good time, there was a competition going on. Sir John A Cumber Primary School emerged as champions, defeating Cayman Prep ‘B’ in the final. Leon Turner and Javon Henry shared a 49-run stand to seal the deal.

Turner was named Batsman of the Tournament and Henry was Bowler of the Tournament.


“It’s been very, very good. The quality has been very high,” Patterson said of the play during the one-day event.

Sir John A Cumber Primary School had another distinction of the tournament, fielding an all-girls team. “They have been absolutely first class,” Patterson noted.

The primary school league bowls off on 12 May with games on 19 May and 26 May featuring a dozen teams.


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