Celebrities give them a bellyful
CREATING?LAUGHTER and raising greater HIV/Aids awareness were among the objectives when the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation held a women’s Twenty20 match at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic ground yesterday.
MP Mara Thompson, calypsonians TC and Allison Hinds and the flamboyant Di Di Winston were among those turning out for the Celebrity team. the comical effects of Jennifer Walker were overpowering with plenty of misses and close calls against the CBC squad.
Sportscasters Ann Marie Burke and Melissa Farley found out the humourous way that covering sport and taking catches are two different things while Roxanne Forte displayed that going to work every day at Kensington Oval has value as she slammed a top-score of 27 from 29 balls for the Celebrities.
A faked injury by Ytannia Wiggins allowed Walker to get a knock. The departure of Walker saw Thompson coming to the crease to face just two balls without getting a touch on either.
BJ Macintosh, public relations officer of the CBC Club, said the match was staged to move away from the run-of-the-mill fundraiser as part of World Aids Day and it proved a success with donations of non-perishable goods aplenty. (KB)