Top Under-15 Bowler honoured in Guyana

The Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Top West Indies under15 bowler Guyanese Kevin Sinclair was recently honoured for his outstanding performance at the recently concluded Regional U-15 cricket tournament.

Assistant Commissioner and Commander of ‘B’ Division Brian Joseph presented Sinclair with a cricket bat and a monetary donation on behalf of the Division.

Sinclair received the most wickets award at the end of the round robin tournament which Guyana won. He took 11 wickets from five matches and made 127 runs at an average of 31.4 runs per innings.

The all-rounder hit a top score of 52 not out in Guyana’s opening game against the Leeward Islands to spearhead his team’s victory. In the next game against Barbados, he hit an enterprising 32 to take Guyana out of trouble and then returned with his right hand off spin to grab 4-32.

The Patrick Dam, Angoy’s Avenue lad was also part of the Berbice Under-15 Chico Inter Club tournament where he hit 100 not out and took 7 wickets against Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club. The budding cricketer also made 110 not out against Tucburg and took 5-25 in the same competition.

In this year’s U-17 Inter club tournament, he made 53 against Tucburg and 55 against Young Warriors.

As part of the ‘B’ Division second Division team, Sinclair grabbed 3-10 against Young Warriors and 4-37 against Tucburg as he started to make his name in Berbice cricket.

Before leaving for Jamaica where he represented Guyana in the U-15 regional tournament, Sinclair represented Berbice at the inter-county level and made 55 against Essequibo and 34 against Demerara.

In making the presentation to the upcoming cricketer, the Assistant Commissioner congratulated Sinclair for his recent achievement and urged him to pay attention to his attitude and discipline. “You must be focused… Don’t let friends carry you astray,” Joseph advised.

The Assistant Commissioner also made mention of living legend Shivnarine Chandrapaul who came from a humble background but reached the highest level in cricket.

Commander Joseph said the division will continue to support Sinclair; “But you cannot forget your books. Education is a very important part of development. I will want to see you going well in school. Take your education seriously as you are taking your books.”

Sinclair is the current captain of the Police U-15 cricket team.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:29