Young cricketers get full player kits from Jamaica Tallawahs

By October 28, 2019

Shemar Edwards and Kirk McKenzie, two emerging young cricketers from Jamaica's Kingston Cricket Club were on Monday beneficiaries of full player kits from the Caribbean Premier League franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Shemar Edwards, 21, a right-handed batsman who bowls leg break, is a past student of Papine High School, who is now a student at the University of Technology Jamaica.

McKenzie, who turns 20 on November 9, is a member of the current West Indies Under 19 training camp preparing for the Youth World Cup.

A past student of St. George's College and Excelsior High School, he is currently enrolled at the University of the West Indies (Mona) and has represented Jamaica at the Under-15  and Under-17 level.

Tallawahs CEO Jeff Miller made the presentations at Sabina Park in Kingston on Monday afternoon. 

“The initiative came from a member of the Kingston Cricket Club, who reached out to me last year about doing something like this. I thought it was a wonderful idea and I am hoping now that we will select other clubs going forward and have this presentation on a yearly basis,” he told Sportsmax.TV after presenting the kits to the players.

“They submitted the names and we reviewed them and saw that these two guys are worthy of having these kits and whatever we can do as the Tallawahs organisation to assist in the development of cricket in Jamaica we surely will.

“One of them is a member of the West Indies U19 make-up and that’s awesome and we are hoping that next year or beyond he will be a future Tallawahs.”

The kits included bats, gloves, pads, protective guards, and shoes. Edwards said he was happy to be able to have his own gear.

“It is a blessing to get them because you don’t normally get these unless you are at a higher form of cricket,” he said.

Similar sentiments were expressed by a grateful McKenzie.

“I am just excited to know that my efforts are being recognised,” he said. “It is always an advantage to have your own gear.”

 

 

 

 

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