It was a rare sight to behold and certainly one that attracted quite some attention.
The action was centered at the Warner Park Cricket stadium on Friday 10th June.
Australian High Commissioner, Mr. John Pilbeam explained it best, when he explained that the Australian Cricket team, loves to give back to various communities whenever they are on tour and so it was decided that they would conduct a coaching session in St.Kitts.
He noted that he had learnt of the difficulties involved in getting cricketers from Nevis to participate and so he sought funding that would take care of the ferry costs to transport a group of cricketers from Nevis.
The focus was on the under 15; under 19 and female cricketers from both St.Kitts and Nevis.
There was also a small contingent from the Special Education Unit.
Some of the world’s finest cricketers from the Australian team, led out in sessions on batting; bowling; ground fielding and catching which involved the cricketers being rotated to various stations after completing other stints.
Vernon Springer, Leeward islands cricket Board Cricket Operations Manager, explained that emphasis was paid to coaching the youngsters and the females because there was always room for improvement and it was good to have the selected individuals interact with some of the world’s finest cricketers on a personal basis.
He explained that emphasis was also placed on getting the females involved, as the inaugural female hard ball Leeward Islands league is set to start shortly.
Director of Sports, Anthony Wiltshire, used the opportunity to invite the general public of the twin island federation, to come on out and support the teams involved in the ongoing tri series.
He emphasized that the Warner Park Cricket stadium had been upgraded to a tune of $500,000.00, which include upgrades to the scoreboards; VIP sections; bathroom facilities and bars.
He beseeched the patrons to take full care of the facilities while they are enjoying the game of Cricket.
The local cricketers participated in the training sessions with enthusiasm and later posed for treasured photos with their renowned icons.