Kent Cricket Club
As a key part of developing youth cricket in Sierra Leone, the Kent Cricket Club will be “Pairs Cricket” on the 6th-14th September 2013. A new and innovative format focusing on teamwork this tournament will be played in Freetown at the Prince of Wales and St. Edwards Schools, Kingtom.
This historical event will see “pairs cricket” played in Sierra Leone for the first time. The club’s recognise the role that pairs cricket plays in engaging players, building confidence and encouraging positive play. The rules for this tournament are very simple, placing the emphasis on fun and fellowship and encouraging young people to take up the game.
There are six participating teams, all named after individuals who have supported the development of cricket in Sierra Leone.
- Abdul Tejan-Cole (Sierra Leone)
- Stuart Bentham (United Kingdom)
- Peter Wellings (United Kingdom)
- Mark Demos (United State of America)
- Darren Talbot (United Kingdom)
- Martin Michael (Sierra Leone)
Games will be played on a round robin basis in the group stage, culminating in a grand final and a third place play off.
UK based Twenty20 Cricket Company, a proud partner of the Kent Cricket Club, has provided 45 medals plus 10 trophies for the tournament. Lime Line, Sierra Leone’s premier internet company, is also supporting the tournament.
Additional support is always welcome and any organisation or individual wishing to support the tournament can do so by contacting the club.
Kent Cricket Club focuses on grassroots development as this is the bedrock towards the development of cricket in any nation. The club is passionate and committed to developing cricket among the local population, especially among young people.
Cricket is an important element in children’s education and rehabilitation and this tournament will help to take the children from the street, engage them and channel their energy and enthusiasm.Emmanuel Pessima, CEO & Founder Kent Cricket Club (KCC)
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