Christian congratulates Essequibo on historic victory

Guyana Chronicle article.

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Secretary of the Essequibo Cricket Board, Otto Christian, has congratulated his team’s Under-17 players for capturing this year’s Inter-County title.

Christian pointed out that the historic title will serve as a great motivator to the rest of the county noting that while talent and ability do exist in Essequibo, finishing is the greatest challenge.

”We have great players who boast similar talent and ability to players from Berbice and Essequibo and like them we can also perform well but finishing has and still continues to be our problem; thus the reason why we have been unable to dominate cricket in Guyana,” he said.

He, however, noted that with the younger lads demonstrating the value of great team unity and performance he hopes that this would be emulated by the senior players thus generating similar results.

The ECB secretary pointed out that while weather and ground conditions may have played a part in helping his lads to win he is satisfied with their overall performance.

Christian noted that while Essequibo were able to have two games Berbice and Demerara only had one. He said despite this fact, he would like to acknowledge the heroic and exceptionally great performance of Kemo Paul who he said helped his team in destroying Demerara.

“Paul’s performance was very good and when you evaluate it you can see that this is a great and very talented player whom we have already noticed,” he said.

He added, “Six wickets in just a mere ten overs from two games is indeed an exceptional performance and it’s certainly an indication as to the level of players that Essequibo has.”

The Essequibo Cricket Board secretary who is one of the selectors for the national Under-17 team noted that he was pleased to see that a number of national Under-15 players were part of this year’s competition.

He further noted that a number of players do possess the ability to play at the Under-19 level as well. He told Chronicle Sport that he believes Guyana will do well despite the limited showing of players in this year’s competition due to the weather. He is confident that Guyana possess the ability to win the regional title.

“We must recognise that while Guyana have never captured the regional Under-17 title our performance over the years has been very creditable; thus I am confident that this year the boys will return home with the spoils,” he declared.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 03:05