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Challenor win charity cricket match


Challenor win charity cricket match

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THE CHALLENOR Creative Arts and Training Centre proved to be too strong for the Guyana Association of Barbados when the teams met for a fundraising charity T20 match recently at Kensington Oval.

Challenor, featuring past West Indies players Floyd Reifer, Sherwin Campbell, Ian Bradshaw and Tino Best, as well as former Barbados wicketkeeper Carlo Morris, were dismissed for 104 in 19 overs.

Even though going against those big names might have seemed to be intimidating, Guyanese fast bowler Jamaine Profitt accounted for Reifer, who made 14; captain Campbell, two; and Morris, 29. Best was trapped leg before wicket by Devon Davson for five.

When Guyana batted, they crumbled for 83 in 17.1 overs, with their most outstanding batsman Jamele Blair making 33 from 23 balls with three fours and a six.

The Man Of The Match was Rikeem Headley, who made 12 and captured three wickets.

The purpose of the match was to raise $250 000 for roof repairs on the main building of the Challenor Centre in Canefield, St Thomas. The school is housed on a 400-year-old property and though it is a privately-run institution, Government was paying the members of staff from around 15 years ago.

The facility, established in 1964, caters to 60 intellectually and physically challenged students as young as five years and as old as 50 in an effort to equip them with skills in career fields ranging from art to woodwork.

The monies collected will also go towards the renovation of a greenhouse, which will be instrumental in teaching interested children and adults’ agriculture science.

During the cricket match, which attracted 350 patrons, some of the students got an opportunity to meet and greet the players. (SB)