Young bat has the shots
SIX-YEAR-OLD Jaden Webster is the youngest cricketer to represent Charles F. Broome in the Guardian General Herman Griffith Primary Schools Competition.
After playing one game earlier in the competition, the Infants B student got his chance to bat yesterday for the first time when Charles F. Broome played against Wills Primary at Blenheim “A” and he immediately showcased his batting ability.
Coming to the crease at No.3, the little left-hander made 14 without hitting a boundary as his team made 170 for six with brothers Reuben Agard and Seth Agard scoring 73 and 31 respectively. Wills were then routed for a meagre 36.
Games teacher Alphonso King said that not since the participation of Barbados cricketer Christopher Jordan sometime ago has someone that young played in the competition, which sees boys as old as 11 years in action.
“I wasn’t scared of the bigger boys. A boy was running in from the boundary to bowl and I drive him,” said Webster. (EZS)