Cricket: GCA nurture 700 students in Eastern Region

Author: Albert Tetteh Wayoe Jnr
Some of the students that participated in the training
Some of the students that participated in the training

The Eastern Regional Cricket Association (ERCA) under the auspices of the Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) has nurtured over 700 children in the sport around the Akwamufie Township.

The two-day training which was aimed at unearthing talented cricket players engaged the children in basics of Bowling (gripping of the ball, bowling technique, delivery and follow through), Fielding (retrieving of the ball, catches) and Batting (holding of the bat, taking stance and batting).

The unearthing and nurturing exercise in the sport saw students and pupils from Akwamuman SHS, Akwamufie Presbyterian Basic School, Senchi Methodist Basic School and the Akwamu-Abuakwa Basic School from the Asougyaman District of Eastern Region taking part in the training.

As part of the commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of the Queen Mother of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Nana Afrakoma ll, the GCA decided to promote the sport in the area in order to make it a hub of cricket players.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, Acting Operations Officer of the GCA, Prince Eugene King, expressed his satisfaction with the number of students that turned out to participate in the game.

“I was awed when we saw an increased number because we expected 500. This shows us, that the leadership of the Regional Association is very serious with the development agenda of the sport. For this reason, we must give them all the support they need to succeed,” he said.