The Demerara Cricket Club’s (DCC) second annual cricket camp got underway yesterday at the club’s ground in Queenstown.
Club president Alfred Mentore told the participants which included one female to try and absorb as much knowledge as possible.
“This camp is the second of its kind by us here at DCC coming on the back of a successful camp which was held for the first time last year and I hope you soak up like a sponge, whatever is taught to you by the coach and those who will be assisting him over the next two weeks, using this camp as a golden opportunity to launch your individual cricket careers,” Mentore told the participants.
“When we looked at the results from last year’s clinic, which shows the club’s Under-13 team carting off two Georgetown Cricket Association sponsored Under-13 tournaments and one Under-15 competition, certainly we had to do it again this year,” he added.
Mentore said that the aim of the club was to produce more cricketers for Guyana and the West Indies.
He pointed out that the club has a rich heritage having produced such players as Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Travis Dowlin, Christopher Barnwell, Derwin Christian, Trevon Griffith and Garvin Nedd, who is the coach of the camp.
He advised the participants to be disciplined, stay away from drugs and remain in school.
“Education is the key to success at all times,” the former Guyana under-19 player stated.
“In recognition of the hard work and success that was displayed by the club’s Under-13 team who won the two GCA tournaments and the Under-15 team who was also successful in a GCA tournament, a cocktail reception would be held next Friday right here at DCC.”
Nedd said this week will cater for Under 13 and 15 cricketers, while next week will see Under-17 and 19 cricketers going through their paces.
Topics such as Laws of the Game, Discipline, Field Setting, Shots and Shots selection, Batting Stance, Food and Nutrition, Drugs and HIV/AIDS Awareness amongst others will be taught and at the end of the camp, Certificates of Participation will be issued.