July 2011 Volume 8

Cricket Charity Festival for KC - Stroke of a Legend

Basil Waite
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An exciting one day cricket festival is planned at KC's Melbourne campus on July 2nd.

Coordinator Julian Royal informs that the Charity Festival will be an annual event. The theme for the inaugural event is 'Stroke of a Legend'. As such the central focus will be the honoring of KC icon Roy McLean. The festival seeks to involve four teams drawn mainly from present and past cricketers who fell under McLean's over 40 years of coaching tutelage. In the event that four teams are not achieved then the Festival will involve two teams and the match shifted from a 15/15 to a 20/20 format.

The Citation to McDirty will provide historical information on the life and times of this Fortis quintessence.

The fund raising aspect involves an auction of Barrington Watson paintings, donation from old boys, friends and well wishers of Roy Mclean, sponsorship from corporate Jamaica and sale of food and refreshment. Music will also be provided.

It is anticipated that positive response for participation will come from a galaxy of outstanding past and present Jamaican and West Indian, KC and St. Andrew Technical representatives such as Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Chris Gayle, Marlon and Robert Samuels, O'Neil Cruickshank, Robert Haynes, Richard Austin and Wayne Lewis to name a few.

The planning committee includes KCOB luminaries such as Dr. Ray Fraser and Churchill Neita.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Roy McLean and a portion to maintain and refurbish the McLean/Neil cricket nursery as well as the school's cricket programme.

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