ST. GEORGE’S, May 17, 2016 – President of the St. George’s Cricket Council Ryan Boyd has applauded the success of his team in the GCA Super 50 Inter Parish Senior Cup and sees it as a positive step in restructuring cricket in the parish.
Those sentiments were shared following an exciting two wicket win by St. George over last year’s beaten finalist St. Andrew in the semi-finals on Sunday at the National Stadium.
Boyd says the team make up is all part of the change in vision of the council.
“For St. George’s it’s fairly a new team. We had re-looked our program for the past two years and we thought we needed to go with younger players.”
He further stated that the council has embarked on a program which will take them through a number of years.
“The make up of the team is just about three to four senior players and the nucleus of the team is under 19 players and we are looking for development in the next two/three years.”
St. George defeated St. Andrew to book a place in the final for the first time in the competition and the president is happy with the results of their efforts thus far.
“We weren’t expecting to get to the finals as yet but we are here and it’s just a testimony from the selectors point looking to develop St. George’s Cricket and we are seeing fruits in our first season.”
Presently the St. George’s Cricket Council has ongoing their T20 Slam competition to help revive the sport across the various communities and the president believes this will help in that process.
“We are trying to ensure that cricket is played throughout the communities so that they can get on board with cricket again and make them more interested in the game.”
Rising Stars currently lead the standings with 6 points followed by Presentation Brothers College, Upsetters and Junior Murray Youths on 4 points each, Snug Corner and Her Majesty’s Prison on two and Willis are yet to win a game.