The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times. They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland. Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches. The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival. The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals. They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers: Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders: Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters: Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them. Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket. They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Tottenham are expecting lose Danny Rose this summer – with Manchester United favourites to get him. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing potential replacements with Doncaster-born Rose believed to be interested in moving back up north. That has alerted United boss Jose Mourinho, who has made a new left back one of his main priorities this summer. (Daily Mirror)Ander Herrera will rebuff any advances from Barcelona by committing his future to Manchester United. Herrera is on the radar of the new Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, but it is understood Herrera has no interest in leaving Old Trafford this summer and wants instead to extend his stay at the club. (Daily Telegraph)Roy Hodgson wants the chance to succeed Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager. Hodgson has been out of work since quitting England after their 2-1 defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016 last summer and wants one last job in the game. (The Sun)Jerome Boateng is on Chelsea’s radar. The Bayern Munich defender has come into the picture as the Blues seek alternatives to Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk. (The Sun)Sevilla have joined Deportivo La Coruna in the race to sign Arsenal’s wantaway striker Lucas Perez. (The Sun)Rafa Benitez has opened the door to Pepe Reina becoming Newcastle’s No?1 next season. Former Liverpool keeper Reina, 34, is reportedly unsettled at Italians Napoli. (The Sun)Wes Brown is wanted by League Two side Crewe. The former England and Manchester United centre-back, 37, has not been offered new terms by Blackburn and will be released on June 30. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Manchester City FC transfer news: Benfica goalkeeper Ederson set to sign for world-record £35m feeFrench trio ready to beat Newcastle and Watford to the signing of Nicolas PepeInter Milan determined to beat Chelsea and Manchester United in battle for Lazio star Keita BaldeNewcastle United set to start bidding for Manchester United target Nelson SemedoArsenal FC news: Wojciech Szczesny ready to STAY in Serie A and sign three-year Napoli deal
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