Grassroots camp aims to revive cricket in Swetes


A five-day camp targeting boys and girls between the ages of 5-15 years is been organised in an effort to rekindle interest in hard-ball cricket in Swetes which has produced great West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, outstanding wicket-keeper/batsman Ridley Jacobs and Enoch Lewis, rated as one of the best batsman not to have played Test cricket.

Organised by the Helping Hand Foundation, a community-based organisation which provides assistance in education, sports, culture and health initiatives, the Rival Cricket Camp takes place from Aug 17-21, 2020 from 9:30am-1pm at the Swetes Playing Field next to the Irene B Williams school.

It is targeting at least 50 participants and gear and equipment donated by Antiguan and regional cricket bodies and individuals will be provided.

In respect of the COVID-19 pandemic requirements, health and safety protocols will be in place such as a nursing and hand-washing station; regular temperature check-ups; the wearing of masks (when necessary) as well as snacks and refreshments.

Registration, which is free, has already begun and forms can be collected from any business place in Swetes; members of the organising committee: Devaughn Thoams, Tiffiny Murray, Sharon Joseph and Arden Haywood or call 786-0115.

An Opening Ceremony to be addressed by government, sports and cricket officials and personalities will take place on August 17 followed by a closing ceremony on August 21.

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