South Santo Beach Cricket Carnival Participants with Facilitators

Vanuatu Cricket through its cricket development officers on Santo have hosted a fantastic Beach Cricket Carnival in South Santo on Friday the 22nd of September.

Students from Six different schools around South Santo participated in this beach cricket carnival which was described by many present on the day as a ‘huge’ success for junior cricket involvement in the area and Sanma Province as a whole.

Under the leadership of Sanma cricket development officers, Brisit Malisa and Vari Lele, and a team of volunteers the day started off on a high with a brief introduction of cricket.

Schools competed against each other in a knock out format within their respective categories (boys/girls) and pools.

Ipayato School, Narango School and Tasmalum School all competed in pool A while St. Pierre School, Namoru School and Tata Junior Secondary School went head to head in Pool B.

Impressive cricket was played all throughout the day from all participants with some students boasting a lot of talent and potential to become very good cricketers in the future.

Great cricket from all teams led to very tough finals however, St. Pierre claimed first place in both categories after defeating Ipayato in both the girls’ and boys’ category.

At the end of the day awards were presented to winning schools nonetheless, everyone had a great time playing great cricket on the beach, making new friends and leaving with a new found love for cricket.

Vanuatu Cricket would like to acknowledge cricket development officers in Santo for their drive towards making this Beach Cricket Carnival a huge success and a memorable day for everyone who participated.

The VCA would also like to extend their gratitude to the Australian Government for funding this program through the Pacific Sports Partnership (PSP) Program

Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor

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