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Recipients of the 2011 and 2012 Lord Gavron Award were honoured in a presentation yesterday at the President’s Suite at Kensington Oval for cricketing excellence at the junior level. Pictured here, Ian Hope (left) collected on behalf of his son Shai Hope, who is presently on national duty with the Barbados team in the WICB 4-Day Championship.

 
   

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Lord Gavron awardees receive their dues

5/4/2013

“Ensure you enjoy your journey.”

These were the words of wisdom the President of the Barbados Cricket Association and former West Indies cricketing great, Joel Garner, had for the recipients of the 2011 and 2012 Lord Gavron Award. The young gentlemen were presented with the award yesterday at the President’s Suite at Kensington Oval for cricketing excellence at the junior level.

Anthony Alleyne and Kyle Mayers, and Shai Hope and Craig St. Hill are the respective recipients of the 2011 and 2012 awards.

The Lord Gavron Award goes to two young men each year and sees them each receiving a trophy, a laptop computer, cricket gear, a cash prize and a possible enrolment in the academic programme or cricket attachment.

Urging the four young players to keep certain qualities in their repertoire along with honing their skills on the field, Garner encouraged them to be disciplined, to be good ambassadors, to be good role models, to practise good manners and above all to remain humble.

During the feature address, Garner said that the most important part of their experience was to enjoy it.

“This is just the beginning of your journey. A journey which should be enjoyable. If you’re going to play the sport, you need to have fun. There is no sense in just playing the game and not enjoying the things that go with
it,” he said.

The award, which is in its 12th year, had to be given a miss by Lord Gavron himself, who is presently ill and at home in England. (MP)

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