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Christ Church Foundation U-19 cricketers feted


Christ Church Foundation School’s Under-19 Cricket Team was treated to a dinner at the school a few Fridays ago for yet another winning season.

These past few years have seen Christ Church Foundation rise to the pinnacle of schools’ cricket, and this year saw the school retaining the Under-19 title and its Under-15 team finishing second in the LIME Under-15 Competition. It was for their hard work and dedication to the sport that the Under-19 players were feted.

Nhamo Winn, Cricket Coach Christ Church Foundation, told The Barbados Advocate that the celebratory dinner was actually supposed to have been held last year when the team won both the Under-19 title as well as the Sir Garfield Sobers Competition, but that didn’t materialise.

“We finally had the dinner two Fridays ago and we were also celebrating the selection of two of the players for the West Indies Under-19 team. So it was all in celebration for what is going on cricket-wise at Foundation. We retained our Under-19 title, defeating Combermere School in the final at Kensington Oval. We didn’t go all the way in the Sir Garfield Sobers Cricket Competition, but I guess the boys are improving.

“When you look at national representation we had about five boys in the Barbados Under-19 team. You had Lee-Germon Gaskin as the Under-17 Captain. The Under-15 we had Joshua Corbin who was a member of the Barbados Under-15 team and he was invited to the West Indies Under-15 camp. So here at Foundation we are reaping some success for the hard work that the boys have been putting in,” said Winn.

Winn also pointed out that the players are not only excelling on the field, but in the classroom as well. A number of the players have gone onto the University of West Indies, Barbados Community College and others to various sixth form schools.

“We have been doing pretty good on and off the field and we have set a standard and we have to improve and maintain it because people will be looking at what we are doing and basically gunning for us,” said Winn.

The coach noted that they are not sitting on their laurels though as the Under-19 team is still competing in the Goddard’s Under-19 Schools’ Competition and there is much work to be done with the junior teams. (PG)

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