KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Tallawahs team members participated in the training of 15 youngsters from the Boys Town Cricket Team at the Fort Clarence Beach in St Catherine yesterday.
The event, Cricket on the Beach, is a part of a CPL/Youth Programme for 2017 sponsored by telecoms company Digicel.
“So many of these youngsters show so much potential and talent; It was truly an honour and a pleasure to work with them in this way and get a chance to give back to the community,” Tallawahs opening batsman Trevon Griffith was quoted in a Digicel release today.
“I really hope that I was able to inspire some of them and teach them something that they can make use of in the future. Speaking of which, I'm really looking out for some of these guys in a few years; with this kind of talent, I'm sure they're going to be keeping the sport of cricket alive.”
Digicel said the activities of the programme included an intense training session which covered batting and bowling techniques, game strategy and sportsmanship. The boys also participated in a friendly match against the Tallawahs players, which included bowlers Odean Smith and Oshane Thomas, as well as batsmen, Kennar Lewis and Trevon Griffith.
Cricket on the Beach was the second coaching activity in the Digicel CPL/Youth Programme for 2017.