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KFC bats to give Ellerslie more pep

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

KFC bats to give Ellerslie more pep

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KFC Ellerslie’s second division and intermediate cricket teams have been given some incentive to continue their “so good” performances this season after receiving two new cricket bats from their sponsor KFC.
Competing in the Barbados Cricket Association’s second division and intermediate competitions, both teams have been notching up creditable performances and the new KFC-branded bats have already been put to good use in recent matches.
Intermediate team captain Romario Reid, Ellerslie’s Barbados Under-19 player Akeem Jordan and cricket coach Dwayne Best were on hand to accept the bats from KFC’s marketing coordinator Shekelia Barrow and marketing assistant Shakira Williams.
“KFC is very happy to continue assisting with the development of the Ellerslie Secondary School cricket teams and we know the guys will make us proud with many more ‘so good’ performances this season,” Barrow said.
Noting that the gesture from KFC was a timely one given the stage of the current season, Best said the new bats were most welcome by the players, including captain Reid, who was keen to score his second century of the season with one of the new bats.
“Our teams have been very competitive this season in both divisions and this timely presentation will definitely assist our young players in continuing to play at their best against much more senior opposition. We indeed are very grateful to sponsor KFC and I know the lads will continue to do them proud,” Best said.
Several KFC Ellerslie players have recently been called up to national duty for Barbados teams, including off-spinner Neil Persaud, who left the island last Saturday to take up a two-year cricket scholarship in Britain, and fast bowler Jordan. (PR/EZS)