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Cameron retains Kensington presidency

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:36 AM


KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):

Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has vowed to transform the Kensington Cricket Club into a first-world club “in the next couple of years” after being re-elected as president.

Cameron, who has been at the helm for 18 years, was returned unopposed as president at the club’s annual general meeting held at the Kensington Clubhouse.

Wavell Hinds was elected first vice-president while David Bernard Jr is the second vice-president. Hinds has also succeeded Robert Haynes as the club’s technical director. Haynes, who is on duty as a CWI selector, was lauded for his years of service to the club.

Initiate activities

In expressing his delight at being returned to the top office, Cameron said he wanted “Kensington to be the place where a young and aspiring cricketer would want to be a part of”.

He said the club would also initiate activities to identify the role cricket has played in the community, show the impact all the great cricketers have had on the community, Jamaica, the West Indies and the world, as well as help refocus the community on how it can re-engage residents to continue the path to growth and development.

Major Radcliffe Daley was elected as treasurer and KelliDawn Hamilton, assistant treasurer. Former CWI communications boss Carole Beckford is the honorary secretary and Wayne Lewis the assistant secretary.

Brian Blair is club captain, with Jamie Hay and Jamar Symester the player representatives. Major Marlon Kennedy and Lorna Litchmore have been made executive members.

The club marks 140 years of existence this year. It will celebrate the milestone on the weekend of October 11-14, when there will be a church service, brunch, and cricket matches featuring its past and current players.