Insurance Co. Equips New W.I. U-16 Vice Captain.
YOUNG St. Lucian cricketer, 15 year old KimaniMeliu, who is currently on tour in the United Kingdom with the West Indies Under – 16 Cricket Team, has been named vice-captain of the regional side.
Before leaving the island on Tuesday, Melius was the recipient of $1500.00 worth of equipment that included gloves, thigh guards, helmet and a bag. The good gesture came from Massy United Insurance, sponsor of the Massy United Under – 19 Schools Cricket Competition.
Massy United Insurance-Director and former national cricketer, Hollis Bristol, said: KimaniMelius had a story book season in 2015, leading his national team to glory, setting all-time national records and making the West Indies team. The youngster, a student at the Babonneau Secondary School and a resident of Boguis, set the world alight when he hit the highest individual score ever of 275 not out in local schoolboy cricket. According to the most ardent of record keepers, Kimani’s innings may well be the best knock ever in local cricket and the best ever by a schoolboy in the Windward Islands”
He continued, “For his efforts, Kimani was chosen to lead the Windward Islands Under-15 team. And he duly led the West Indies tournament in run-scoring with 139. He also played for the Windward Islands Under-17 in July 2015, ending with the third best average for his team, despite missing out on two matches on account of illness. Kimani would also go on to make the West Indies Under-16 team, which toured England. Upon his return, he took part in the Sandals Cricket Academy, hitting 115 and 129 on consecutive days, his ninth and 10th centuries”
On that same day in partnership with the National Cricket Association, Massy United Insurance made a presentation of tickets to principal of St. Mary’s College, Rowan Seon and Piaye Secondary School cricket coach, Meraius James. The two schools were finalists in the 2016 Massy United Insurance Under – 19 Inter-Secondary Schools Cricket Competition that took place at the La Ressource Playing Field from which SMC emerged victorious.
General Manager for Massy United Insurance, Faye Miller said, “Massy is committed to the development of the sport and the individual advancement of players and presenting the tickets is another way of enhancing the marriage between Massy United Insurance and the Secondary Schools Under – 19 cricketers. Massy United Insurance remains committed in its effort to further develop youth cricket in Saint Lucia”.
While in England Kimani’s team will play a series of matches against English schools.