Latchman named best cricketer at coaching camp

Top Awardees of the Camp posed with Coaches and Officials of the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association”.

The Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh coaching camp organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) completed its first run in the Upper Corentyne area.

The camp, for cricketers aged 12-19 was held over two days at the Skeldon Community Centre.

It was supervised by Head Tutor Winston Smith along with coaches, Balram Samaroo and Andre Percival and assisted by pre Level One Upper Corentyne coaches, Lakeram Latchman and Junior Blair.

Special emphasis was placed on batting, fast bowling, fielding, spin bowling and wicket-keeping during the camp.

Berbice U15 player Vittori Latchman was named best cricketer and received a trophy and a collection of educational materials.

Shamar Blair, Christopher Clark and Anthony Hussain received educational packages upon being selected by the panel of six coaches as players with potential.

The BCB will now host camps in Lower/Central Corentyne, New Amsterdam/Canje and West Berbice.

The BCB plans to host separate one day clinics for wicket-keepers, batsmen, fast bowlers and spinners with the objective of ensuring that all technical faults are identified early and corrected and that players understand their roles and fulfill their potential.

BCB President Hilbert Foster discussed a range of topics at the camp including the importance of education, discipline and having a relationship with God.

He spoke on how youths can benefit from being a professional cricketer and said the BCB will invest heavily to assist them to fulfill their dreams.

Foster praised Dr Singh for his investment and Oscar Ramjeet who is the BCB Liaison Officer in the United States.

The BCB also presented special gifts to the two females Aliana and Akeela Sinclair who attended the camp.

All of the trophies and prizes were donated by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS.

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